Polaris Carries on its Development With its New Production Unit in Brittany

26 Apr 2012 --- Polaris, specialised in the production and formulation of polyunsaturated fatty acids, decided to expand in order to consolidate its international growth strategy following the opening of various world new markets.

26 April 2012 --- Polaris, a company specializing in nutritional lipids for over 15 years, proceeds with its growth with the construction of its new production site dedicated to lipids chemistry following its award of the Pierre Potier Price in Innovation in Green Chemistry in 2011.

Polaris, specialised in the production and formulation of polyunsaturated fatty acids, decided to expand in order to consolidate its international growth strategy following the opening of various world new markets.

Polaris goes on with investments in innovative technologies with state-of-the-art equipments which allow the development of innovative ingredients aimed at the health and wellbeing sectors. For more than ten years, the company has been offering its customers a tailor-made service. This investment will offer a complementary expertise in innovative technologies such as green chemistry for which Polaris won the Pierre Potier prize for innovation in sustainable chemistry.

The plant is fitted with the last technology in short-path distillation with an equipment of soft purification which allows to work waxes, flavours and fractions of molecules to obtain ingredients with neutral flavour, especially for marine oils.

Thanks to its state-of-the-art technology, Polaris can for example offer purified fractions of unsaponifiable vegetable oils or waxes with health applications in food supplements and cosmetics. Finally, Polaris also proposes customized production with capacities from a few kilograms to the ton.

"We have developed a lipid fractioning technology that allows the isolation of the most interesting actives. This new site will be dedicated to this process", comments Gildas Breton, Polaris scientific director.

"With a well developed market share in France with customers in the nutraceutical, feed, animal health and cosmetic sectors, Polaris now wishes to develop new business. This new investment represents a very significant step that should allow us to expand our presence to a global scale" confirms Stéphane Lozachmeur, Polaris managing director.

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