In 2020, Larodan was acquired by ABITEC Corporation. ABITEC is a specialty chemicals company focused on lipids.

The company specialises in sustainable ingredients that emulate those found in the natural world. From its world class manufacturing facility in the USA, it produces a variety of specialty products that are mainly vegetable based, biodegradable and food-grade materials. ABITEC’s scientific knowledge and expertise have allowed them to become leaders in the development of functional and nutritional lipids for the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and specialty markets.

Experts in ester chemistry

As experts in ester chemistry ABITEC has developed an extensive range of ingredients for use in unique applications as diverse as cosmetics and personal care, fabric softening, industrial cleaning, and car rinse aids. In addition, the technical expertise they offer around drug delivery has made them a top supplier of lipid-based excipients for the pharmaceutical market.

Full range of certified compounds

The company also offers a full portfolio of nutritional food and health ingredients that are GRAS, GMO free, allergen free, kosher and halal approved from ISO certified facilities. These lipids function as bioavailability enhancers, carriers, solubilisers, emulsifiers, energy sources, structured lipids, nutritional powders, and tablet lubricants for the functional food, supplement, and nutrition markets.

ABITEC is part of the ingredients division of Associated British Foods Plc.