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4th Quart TOC

Fourth Quarter issue of the Hydrocolloid Review. Fourth Quarter issue of the Hydrocolloid Review is complete. Prices of guar are in downward trend. After a steep rise, gelatin prices have started to ease. Nevertheless, gelatin remains one of the most valuable texturizing agent used in the food industry, along with starches.  A table of contents can be found here.

Guar Splits

Guar Splits down. Guar split prices remain soft around INR 130/kg. Raw material availability continues to exceed demand. Processing capacity is currently operating at below 50% levels. No indication of ... More on this story

2014 IMR Conference

2014 - IMR International Hydrocolloid Conference Will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, April 27-29, 2014. Mark your calendar for what has become established as THE gathering of "Who's Who in Hydrocolloids".  The search for speakers is in full swing - again, for the 18th year. Your suggestions are, as always, welcome. More on the conference here.

Rousselot Acquisition Complete

Rousselot Acquisition Complete. Darling International (NYSE - DAR) of the US has, on January 8, 2014, completed its acquisition of Vion Ingredients. The acquisition includes the large gelatin producer Rousselot, for Euro 1.6 billion (approx US$2.2 billion). There is little if any overlap at Darling with the gelatin activities of Rousselot. Few changes at Rousselot are therefore anticipated.

Quarterly Review of Food Hydrocolloids         •         2014 Hydrocolloid Conference

Everything you need to know about food hydrocolloids

Based in San Diego, California, IMR International is one of the leading industrial market research and consulting companies in food hydrocolloids. Since 1984, we offer comprehensive studies on all things related to food hydrocolloids, as well as quarterly and custom reports on all food thickeners, stabilizers and gelling agents.

Our research data cover wide range of hydrocolloids', including: Agar, alginates, gum arabic, carrageenan, cassia, cellulosics (CMC, MCC, MC/HPMC), gelatin, gellan, guar, konjac, locust bean gum, pectin, starch, tara gum, and xanthan.

Investment bankers, corporate acquisitions, mergers, all make use of IMR's in-depth and focused market data in arriving at go/no-go decisions.

Annual Food Hydrocolloid Conference, our annual gathering of who's who in hydrocolloids alternates between Europe and the U.S. Suppliers, users, regulatory authorities, investors, and consultants meet to discuss where we are, where we are going, and how we get there in hydrocolloids. We provide customized studies on all aspects of hydrocolloids as well as some other food ingredients.

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