Wacker Gets New Distributor in Asia

September 27, 2012

DKSH Group will market Wacker biotech products, including Wacker’s cyclodextrins as well as vegetarian-grade cystine and cysteine.

Ingredients firm Wacker (Munich) has appointed a new distributor in Asia. DKSH Group will market and distribute Wacker biotech products in Southeast Asia, India, and South Korea, including Wacker’s cyclodextrins as well as vegetarian-grade cystine and cysteine. These ingredients are primarily used in food and beverages, as well as in personal care and household products.

Cyclodextrins can be used to mask unpleasant tastes in food, stabilize sensitive food ingredients, and increase bioavailability, as well as be used as soluble fiber. Cysteine, meanwhile, is an amino acid used in aroma production or bakery applications. Wacker says it is the only company in the world that produces vegetarian-grade cystine and cysteine using an award-winning biotech process.

“The partnership with DKSH will significantly strengthen Wacker’s position in Southeast Asia, a region in which we see growing demand, particularly for our biotech products and solutions,” says Heiko Zipp, director of the nutrition business team at Wacker Biosolutions, the company’s life sciences division.