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Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award Conferred on GAT Food Essentials

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Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award Conferred on GAT Food Essentials PR Newswire LONDON, Dec. 6, 2012 -- wowCAPS® technology offers multiple, value-added benefits in food encapsulation LONDON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the food encapsulation market, Frost & Sullivan recognises GAT Food Essentials with the 2012 European Technology Leadership Award. The company is commended for exhibiting exemplary services to the food industry, on the platform of its unique wowCAPS® technology. "Safety, purity, and efficiency form the corner stone of GAT Food Essentials's success story in the microencapsulation industry," noted Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Ashwin Raj Ravinder. "Its outstanding knowledge platform, cutting- edge technology, extensive clientele and tailor-made solutions have highlighted its leadership in food and beverage encapsulation." wowCAPS® is a patented technology designed to stabilise the active ingredients that are incorporated in a wide range of food and beverages including dairy, frozen food, baked goods, meat, and functional foods with probiotics. "The ability to microencapsulate both oil- and water-soluble ingredients according to the precise requirements of the customer make the wowCAPS® technology a perfect choice for food and beverage solutions with added value," added Ravinder. "The targeted release of the active ingredients represents another area of achievement.

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Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award Conferred on GAT Food Essentials
PR Newswire LONDON, Dec. 6, 2012
-- wowCAPS® technology offers multiple, value-added benefits in food encapsulation
LONDON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the food encapsulation market, Frost & Sullivan recognises GAT Food Essentials with the 2012 European Technology Leadership Award. The company is commended for exhibiting exemplary services to the food industry, on the platform of its unique wowCAPS® technology.
"Safety, purity, and efficiency form the corner stone of GAT Food Essentials's success story in the microencapsulation industry," noted Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Ashwin Raj Ravinder. "Its outstanding knowledge platform, cutting-edge technology, extensive clientele and tailor-made solutions have highlighted its leadership in food and beverage encapsulation."
wowCAPS® is a patented technology designed to stabilise the active ingredients that are incorporated in a wide range of food and beverages including dairy, frozen food, baked goods, meat, and functional foods with probiotics.
"The ability to microencapsulate both oil- and water-soluble ingredients according to the precise requirements of the customer make the wowCAPS® technology a perfect choice for food and beverage solutions with added value," added Ravinder. "The targeted release of the active ingredients represents another area of achievement."
The multi microencapsulation technology with an inner oil and water phase enables targeted release of the active ingredient in the stomach at a favourable pH of 1.5 – 3. Sizes ranging from 1-3 microns promote greater bioavailability of the microcapsule.
Interchangeability is a key characteristic of the wowCAPS® technology. Despite the complexities related to material, process and design in encapsulation, the technology supports customised solutions. Depending on the ingredient and the application, the water phase can be maximised, while the oil phase can be minimised or vice versa.
"The value-added benefits of wowCAPS® include the extension of shelf-life through the avoidance of oxidation, increased stability, the masking of off-flavors and odour and the prevention of colour deterioration," remarked Ravinder. "Greater cost-efficiency and a patented manufacturing process, combined with GAT Food Essentials's customised solutions, technical support, and global presence have created a brand that delivers promised returns to its customers."
Customers need minimal new product development when using wowCAPS®; the technology does not require modifications to existing production processes. GAT Food Essentials currently serves a wide range of segments including cardiovascular health, joint and bone health, weight management and personal care that require encapsulated active ingredients. Among the active ingredients encapsulated for these segments include omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, antioxidants (polyphenols), red grape extracts, mineral (such as iron), iron lactate, vitamins A, B, and D, and ascorbic acid.
Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in the development and leveraging of new technologies, in terms of R&D spending as a percentage of revenues and for superior brand perception and customer value.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognise companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.
About GAT Food Essentials
GAT Food Essentials is a leading microencapsulation specialist focusing on the stabilization of sensitive active functional food ingredients. Using its proprietary wowCAPS® technology, GAT offers technological solutions for the addition of active ingredients to food and beverage applications, ensuring the stability of the ingredient during handling, processing, and the shelf-life of the product. For further information about GAT Food Essentials, please visitwww.gat-foodessentials.com.
About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants.
Our "Growth Partnership" supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements