International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) has acquired The Additive Advantage (TAA), a company that develops novel technologies with diverse capabilities for various applications and industries.
Through the move, IFF has expanded and strengthened its innovation capabilities for scent, taste and active ingredients. According to TAA's website, the company develops "proprietary microencapsulation and latent active delivery systems in the field of food, beverage, pharmaceuticals, veterinary, and cosmetics." TAA has the expertise to develop next-generation delivery systems technology platforms to enable the printing of flavors, fragrances, and cosmetic and health and nutrition actives onto a variety of consumer products.
Founded in 2006 by Salvatore Celeste, TAA maintains a research laboratory, engineering facility and sales office in North Reading, Massachusetts.
“The acquisition of TAA helps to expand our large portfolio of offerings to customers in a truly unique way – through print technology,” said IFF chairman and CEO Andreas Fibig. “With the expertise that this talented group of people brings under our roof, we envision taking delivery systems to a completely new level and ultimately enriching how consumers experience our customers’ products.”
“We are genuinely excited to welcome our new colleagues to the IFF R&D family,” added Gregory Yep, Ph.D., chief science and sustainability officer. “This is the type of technology that cuts across all our business units and spurs innovation across the company – creating excitement for our teams and for our customers.”