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Biotech, Sensate and Taste-Active Compound Experts Added to Flavorcon Speaker Lineup
Discussions will connect the science and application of these materials in flavors and food and beverage systems.

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Updated: Industry Events Calendar
This week's events include 104th FEMA Annual Convention (Palm Beach, Fla.), NYIFT Suppliers' Day (Somerset, N.J.) and Flavorist Training Course (Reading, U.K.).

Industry News

IFF, Amyris Sign Renewable Fragrance Ingredients Pact
Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, IFF will have exclusive rights to these renewable fragrance ingredients for applications in the flavors and fragrances field and Amyris will have exclusive rights in other fields.
Azelis Financing Extended By Three Years For New Business Plan
In addition, the company’s main shareholder 3i, and funds managed by 3i, have provided further equity support of €10 million.
Renessenz Expands WinSense Coolant Facilities
Scheduled for completion in the 2013 third quarter, the upgraded process and expected 40% capacity expansion will allow Renessenz to manufacture more coolant ingredients used in oral care, confectionery and beverage applications.
Kerry 1Q Interim Shows Strength in Ingredients, Flavors Up 3.1%
The company's first-quarter interim statement showed a 2.2% increase in continuing business volumes, with ingredients and flavors up 3.1%.
IFF to Close Augusta, Ga. Fragrance Ingredients Plant in 2014
The company plans to close its fragrances ingredients manufacturing facility in Augusta, Georgia by July 2014 and will consolidate production into existing IFF ingredients facilities.
Frutarom Boosts African Market Presence; Buys JannDeRee for $5.2M
JannDeRee has an R&D, production and marketing site adjacent to Frutarom's South African site in Johannesburg; JannDeeRee management will now become part of Frutarom's management in Africa.
Flavored Alcoholic Drink Trend to Develop Further in '13, Says Euromonitor
Although spirits have seen the most flavor development over the past few years, analyst Claire Moulin says there are new opportunities for flavor development in beer and beer-hybrid beverages like Bud Light's Lime-a-Rita.
Robertet Names Dabrowski Robertet Flavors Research Chief
Dabrowski will develop new products with Robertet's flavor applications team while using his culinary expertise to expand the company's capabilities.
IFF Names Christina Gold to Board
The former Western Union CEO founded a direct selling advisory firm and held top positions at a number of companies including Avon Products Inc.
WFFC Reveals Recipients of Lifetime Achievement, Recognition Awards
The 2013 award recipients will be honored June 5 during a cocktail reception and dinner at Highlawn Pavillion, Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange, N.J.
Wixon Gets Innovation Award for Wix-Fresh Reduced Sodium System
On May 16, Wixon will receive a BizTimes I.Q. (Innovation Quotient) award from BizTimes Media LLC for its Wix-Fresh Reduced Sodium System.
Artiste Names Dolores Avezzano Director of Strategic Accounts
Avenzzano, who serves on the board of WFFC and CSA, will focus on further expanding Artiste's growing customer base.
Renessenz Launches its Compendium of Aroma Ingredients
The compendium, intended to serve as an information tool for fragrance designers, includes a list of all of the company's specialty aroma bases.
Oriental Scents Strong Trend in Home Care Fragrance in Middle East, Africa
Euromonitor analyst Anaïs Mirval says traditional oriental scents, Oud in particular, are enjoying growing popularity in laundry detergents in the Middle East and Africa.

Featured Event

Nov 18-19, 2013 | Atlantic City, NJ, USA
Flavorcon 2013