Cognis Nutrition & Health at Vitafoods International 2008

New product development, Newtrition(TM) concepts and samples to try at stand 133

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New Tonalin® delivery form

An innovative new liquid delivery form of Tonalin®, the award-winning brand of conjugated linoleic acid, will be presented by the Cognis Nutrition & Health team at stand 133. The product will also be on display in the Vitafoods New Products Zone, located close to the registration area.

Formulated for food supplement applications, Tonalin® oil has been blended with water to make a "milk-like" emulsion. Manufacturers will be able to offer greater product choice and consumers will have the convenience of being able to spoon their daily amount of Tonalin® direct from the bottle or dilute it in a favorite drink. The emulsion contains ten percent Tonalin® with water and natural flavor and color.

Newtrition(TM) concepts for Beauty-from-Within

Cognis Nutrition & Health is putting the hot topic of beauty-from-within under the spotlight at this year's Vitafoods. As an acknowledged expert in this vibrant, fast-growing market, Cognis has developed a series of concepts for functional foods and supplements, to help customers identify market opportunities, select the most suitable health ingredients and successfully position their products.

"Increased awareness of the link between what we eat, our health, and our physical appearance has made consumers more open to the idea of beauty foods and supplements," said Albert Strube, Director Global Growth Product Lines.

Six innovative concepts will be explored at Vitafoods: stress reduction; daily skin protection; sensitive skin; anti-cellulite; anti-aging; and sun protection.

Product sampling at stand 133 - sun protection in a drink

The Cognis team will be serving a nutraceutical orange drink featuring ingredients known for their role in sun protection: Betatene® carotenoids, Xangold® lutein esters and Covitol® natural-source vitamin E.

Newtrition(TM) concepts for dairy

Functional health and wellness products are currently driving growth in the dairy sector and Cognis Nutrition & Health has developed a series of innovative concepts in line with this trend. For example:
- Cholesterol-lowering dairy products are well-established in Europe but the new Cognis blends of Omevital(TM) - to lower triglycerides - and Vegapure® - to lower cholesterol - offer market-refreshing new product opportunities for dairy manufacturers and significant health benefits for consumers.
- Stress and high pressure are part of modern day living, with a constant demand for top mental performance at work. For adults who want to achieve more, Cognis proposes a product formulation with Omevital(TM) for mental performance plus Plantalin(TM) Guarana and Ginseng to provide an energy boost.
- It's not only adults who need to achieve. Children also have to meet increasingly high standards of mental performance. With this in mind, Cognis presents a range of dairy product ideas to provide a healthy morning start for children.

Product sampling at stand 133 - brain power in a drink

Help yourself to a nutraceutical strawberry drink containing Omevital(TM) omega-3 fatty acids to support mental performance and Plantalin(TM) lemon balm with its calming effect that may also aid concentration.

The Cognis team will be available at Stand 133 to discuss Newtrition(TM) concepts and ingredient brands for the creation and launch of a new generation of health-focused foods and supplements. The company's extensive range of natural-source ingredients with marketable health benefits includes:

Omevital™ omega-3 fatty acids
Tonalin® conjugated linoleic acid
Vegapure® plant sterols and plant sterol esters
Xangold® natural lutein esters
Betatene® natural mixed carotenoids
Covitol® natural-source vitamin E
Delios® medium chain triglycerides
Plantalin TM high quality plant extracts

For further information please call +49-2173-4995-226, or visit

Tonalin® is an exclusively licensed product of the Cognis Group

BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH

Cognis is a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients, with a particular focus on the areas of wellness and sustainability. The company employs about 7,600 people, and it operates production sites and service centers in 30 countries. Cognis has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and delivers natural source raw materials and ingredients for food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Another main focus is on products for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, textiles, as well as agriculture and mining. The subsidiary Pulcra Chemicals offers specialized chemical products and process expertise to customers in the fiber, textile, and leather industries. Cognis also holds a 50-percent stake in the joint venture Cognis Oleochemicals, one of the world's leading manufacturers of oleochemicals.

Cognis is owned by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and SV Life Sciences. In 2007, Cognis recorded sales of about 3.52 billion euros and an Adjusted EBITDA (operating result) of 410 million euros.

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