WACKER SPECIALTIES and Regal Trade & Consult Introduce OmegaDry® Cranberry

Adrian, MI, August 27, 2003 – WACKER SPECIALTIES and Regal Trade & Consult, Hoboken, NJ, have announced the introduction of a cranberry seed oil gamma-cyclodextrin inclusion complex called OmegaDry® Cranberry. OmegaDry® Cranberry is applicable for food, beverage, dairy, bakery, confectionary, nutraceutical and personal care markets.

OmegaDry® Cranberry combines the nutritional properties of cranberry seed oil with the functional benefits of microencap¬sulation on the molecular level. It delivers a highly stable, free flowing, white-to-cream colored powder, which is easily dispersible in aqueous systems, can be incorporated into mixtures unaffected by shear forces and offers controlled release via chemical equilibrium.

OmegaDry® Cranberry contains 45 percent cranberry seed oil and delivers naturally occurring Omega-3 EFA, tocopherols, tocotrienols, phytosterols and lecithin. OmegaDry® Cranberry was officially launched at the IFT Food Expo in July 2003 and will be featured by both companies at the SupplySide West International Trade Show on October 1 - 3, 2003, in Las Vegas, Nevada. WACKER SPECIALTIES and Regal Trade & Consult plan to launch other OmegaDry® berry oils in the future.

WACKER SPECIALTIES is the world's leading producer of cyclodextrin products and offers the largest range of cyclodextrin products worldwide. It ranks among the technology leaders in chemically and biotechnically produced building blocks for syntheses in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and agrochemical industries. WACKER SPECIALTIES has production sites in Germany and the United States as well as a global sales organization and technology centers in all key regions. The WACKER business division generated sales of EUR 502 million in 2002 and employed a workforce of nearly 1,400.

For more information please contact WACKER SPECIALTIES at 517-264-8794 or [email protected] or Regal Trade & Consult at 201-222-5386 or [email protected].

The company in brief:

WACKER is a globally active company with approx. 16,600 employees generating annual sales of EUR 2.7 billion. WACKER has 24 production sites worldwide and a global sales network of over 100 subsidiaries and sales offices.

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