Innophos Expanding

February 3/Cranbury, N.J./Innophos Holdings Press Release -- Innophos Holdings Inc. announced capacity expansions targeted at further strengthening its supply of specialty phosphate ingredients to the food and beverage markets.

- At its Port Maitland, Ont., facility, the company announced the completion of an expansion for the production of potassium phosphates. Per the company release, these specialty products provide unique functionality for the meat and dairy industries and also have applications in industrial markets including water treatment and industrial cleaners.

- At its Chicago Heights, IL., facility, the company announced plans for a 25% increase in tri-calcium phosphate capacity.

- The company also confirmed that its previously announced expansion of CAL-RISE® capacity at its Nashville, TN., facility is on schedule to be completed in July of this year. The investment will also provide a 50% increase in the capacity for mono-calcium products V-90 and Regent 12XX.

"The investments we are making support our stated strategy of focusing on higher value specialty phosphate product applications," commented Joseph W. Golowski, vice president of the Specialty Phosphates Business. "In addition to providing a significant capacity increase, these upgrades achieve important extensions to our product range to better meet the needs of our customers. Our enhanced product portfolio will further strengthen Innophos’ industry-leading capability in enabling food and beverage customers to effectively respond to consumer demand for lower sodium products and for calcium fortification."

From the March 7, 2011, Prepared Foods E-dition