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IFP Selects HORN as its Distributor in the West and Southwest

By Business Wire News   


HORN, North America’s premier distributor of specialty ingredients and raw materials, today announced a new partnership with Innovative Food Processors, Inc. (IFP). HORN will represent IFP as its sales distributor throughout the Western and Southwestern U.S. territories, offering a line of specialty ingredients including IFP’s micro-encapsulated technology PrimeCAP® and Insta*Thick® agglomerated products. These ingredients offer unique functional solutions to a variety of bakery, confection, meat and nutritional applications.

“IFP’s line of encapsulated and agglomerated products fits strategically with HORN’s portfolio of specialty items designed to help customers solve processing challenges,” said Jacqueline Grisotti, sales manager, HORN FoodTech. “The applications for IFP ingredients are endless and cater to the needs of food technologists as they seek to preserve flavor, stability and functionality of their products. Their processing benefits also extend to other nutritional markets within HORN’s area of expertise including nutritional and dietary supplements. Partnering with an innovative leader that is IFP strengthens our capabilities as we continually provide our customers with effective solutions to address their formulation challenges.”

IFP’s patented micro-encapsulation PrimeCAP technology applies multiple layers of coating over ingredient particles for ingredient isolation to provide controlled interaction, unique flavor performance and to protect ingredient stability and functionality. IFP’s Insta*Thick instantized ingredients accelerate dispersion while adding stability and texture in a dust free and free flowing form.

“IFP is passionate about our quest to develop innovative solutions that help make the execution stages of product development seamless,” said Walt Zackowitz, director of marketing, IFP Specialty Ingredients Group. “Whether it is nutrition, solubility, taste, marketing, packaging or quality management, IFP products deliver on all levels to support the success of nutritional and food formulators. We look forward to working with HORN to expand the reach of our high-performing ingredient solutions in the marketplace.”

Matt Quade, product manager, IFP Specialty Ingredients Group, added, “We are proud to align our commercial resources with a distinguished channel partner with decades of proven record of delivering value to food and nutrition companies in the West and Southwest.”

IFP’s product line is available through HORN effective June 15.

About HORN

Established in 1961 as The E.T. HORN Company, HORN is one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients, chemicals and raw materials. Originally founded as a specialty chemical distributor, HORN remains an entrepreneurial-driven company with a team of technically-expert and trained professionals. Headquartered in La Mirada, Calif., its specialized market segments encompass six distinct distribution business units: FoodTech, Nutraceuticals, Care Elements, Advanced Materials, Coatings and Building Materials and Animal Wellness.

For more than 50 years, HORN’s entrepreneurial approach to customer service embraces challenge and opens opportunities to reinvent and improve on traditional business models. HORN ranks in the ICIS Top 20 list of North America Chemical Distribution Leaders and is an employee-owned/ESOP company. Contact 800-442-HORN or visit for more information.

About Innovative Food Processors

Innovative Food Processors (IFP) specializes in powder agglomeration and food ingredient encapsulation services and technologies. Our particle engineers help define, develop and manufacture high-performing functional beverages, sports / nutrition supplements and foods that contain high-value ingredients. Customized processing services include leading-edge agglomeration and micro-encapsulation technologies and versatile packaging solutions. IFP is home to PrimeCAP® and Insta*Thick® specialty ingredients. IFP is NSF registered with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) for dietary supplements and Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level III certified.

About IFP Specialty Ingredients Group

IFP Specialty Ingredient Group specializes in cost-effective, customized ingredients and proven PrimeCAP® and Insta*Thick® off-the-shelf specialty ingredients to help achieve powerful performance in food and/or beverage products. IFP Specialty Ingredients Group is a natural extension of IFP’s fluid-bed powder processing technology. IFP has more than 30 years of experience creating ingredients that enhance the performance of food or beverages. For more information email

Ella Pochay, 714-523-8050 ext. 678
Innovative Food Processors, Inc. (IFP)
Anna Batsakes, 916-956-9482


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