E.T. Horn, Roquette Sign Distribution Agreement

The E.T. Horn Company, a leading distributor, supplier, marketer, and manufacturer of specialty chemicals and ingredients announced that it has entered into a new agreement to represent Roquette products in the western United States. The company will focus on distribution within the nutraceuticals, cosmetics, and personal care industries.

With headquarters in France, Roquette transforms renewable resources - corn, wheat, potatoes, and peas - into an extensive line of high quality ingredients for a wide range of food and non-food industries throughout the world.

E.T. Horn will be distributing powdered, granular, and liquid polyols. These branded ingredients find a variety of applications as humectants and emollients in cosmetic and personal care, and as low-calorie, sugar-free sweeteners and tablet fillers in a variety of nutraceutical products.

"In today's business environment, we have remained diligent in sourcing product ingredients that not only meet our meticulous standards of quality, but also yield tremendous value for our customer-manufacturers and their end users," said Kevin Salerno, president of E.T. Horn's Nutraceuticals Group.

E.T. Horn Essentials Group Vice President Christina Fiduccia concurred: "Roquette's reputation of developing innovative products within the cosmetics and personal care field will be a tremendous boost for our customers," she said.

Asis Jain, Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Business Unit Manager for Roquette, offered his view of the new partnership with E. T. Horn.

"We are pleased and impressed with E.T. Horn's in-depth knowledge of the industry and wealth of customer contacts. The entire organization is confident that their front-line representation of Roquette will further our market penetration and brand awareness in the western US," he concluded.

About The E.T. Horn Company
The E.T. Horn Company is one of North America's largest distributors, marketers and manufacturers of raw materials and chemicals for use in coatings, building materials, elastomers, lubrication, nutrition, cosmetics, personal care, and food products. Founded in 1961, the company has focused on providing formulation solutions, superior customer service and technical expertise in distributing products from only the finest manufacturers. For additional information contact the company at 800-442-HORN or visit www.ethorn.com.

About Roquette America, Inc.
Roquette America, Offering the Best of Nature, is one of the world's most advanced producers of starch and starch derivatives by transforming renewable resources corn, wheat, potatoes and peas into an extensive line of high quality ingredients for a wide range of food and non-food industries throughout the world. Roquette is also a leading expert in polyols, pyrogen free raw materials, and dry sweeteners.

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