International Flavors & Fragrances has acquired Columbia Phytotechnology LLC (PowderPure) on April 7, 2017.
Founded in the early 2000s and based in Oregon, US, PowderPure utilizes its patented Infidri drying technology to create all-natural food ingredients by eliminating water while leaving the taste, nutrition and color matrix intact.
Using minimal processing, PowderPure currently focuses on whole fruits and vegetable powders, juice powders, as well as other specialty products.
Its technology has also been used to effectively repurpose valuable materials resulting from other food processing systems, turning them into useful and nutritious products and saving them from waste streams.
Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.