Naturex, Mazza sign agreement

16 Mar 2016

Naturex and Mazza Innovation have signed an exclusive agreement for use of Mazza’s patented pressurised low-polarity water (PLPW) technology to extract phytochemicals from cranberries.

Naturex, Mazza sign agreement

Naturex and Mazza Innovation have signed an exclusive agreement for use of Mazza’s patented pressurised low-polarity water (PLPW) technology to extract phytochemicals from cranberries.

As part of the agreement, Mazza will use its PhytoClean extraction process to produce cranberry extracts exclusively for Naturex in its newly opened facility in British Columbia. The PhytoClean Method is described as an earth-friendly way to extract bioactives from plants using only water and produces clean, non-solvent-derived ingredients. The green technology is said to efficiently extract bioactive compounds, including polyphenols, alkaloids, glycosides and specialty carbohydrates that can be used as ingredients for functional foods, dietary supplements and beauty products.

“This open innovation partnership with Mazza is a great opportunity to bring the global market new natural clean-label ingredients using environmental friendly technologies,” said Olivier Rigaud, CEO of Naturex. “As one of the foremost companies in the field of natural healthcare solutions, Naturex is fully aware of the importance of supporting innovative ideas and processes from various sources. The collaboration with Mazza is one of the first steps in our recently-launched global Open Innovation program.”

“Naturex is a leader in the global nutraceuticals marketplace and we are pleased to sign this exclusive, long-term supply agreement for Mazza’s PhytoClean Cranberry extract just as our new production facility comes online,” said Benjamin Lightburn, President of Mazza Innovation. “This is excellent confirmation of the attractive premium quality of our clean-label, standardised products.”