Profile: Innophos Holdings Inc (IPHS.OQ)
26 May 2017
Innophos Holdings, Inc., incorporated on July 15, 2004, is a producer of nutritional specialty ingredients with applications in food, beverage, dietary supplements, pharmaceutical, oral care and industrial end markets. The Company also provides bioactive mineral and nutritional ingredients. The Company's segments include Specialty Phosphates US & Canada, Specialty Phosphates Mexico, and Granular Triple Super Phosphate (GTSP) & Other. The Company has four principal product lines: Specialty Ingredients; Food and Technical Grade Purified Phosphoric Acid (PPA); Technical Grade Sodium Tripolyphosphate (STPP), & Detergent Grade PPA, and GTSP & Other. The Company's bioactive mineral ingredients are mineral-based ingredients for food, beverage and dietary supplement end markets that are manufactured to be readily digestible. The Company has its manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and China.
The Company's Specialty Ingredients consist of specialty phosphate salts, specialty phosphoric acids and a range of other mineral and botanical-based specialty ingredients. These ingredients are used as flavor enhancers in beverages, electrolytes in sports drinks, texture modifiers in cheeses, leavening agents in baked goods, mineral and botanical sources for nutritional supplements, pharmaceutical excipients and abrasives in toothpaste. Specialty phosphoric acids are used in industrial applications, such as asphalt modification and petrochemical catalysis. The products offered under specialty ingredients are Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Acidic and Basic (SALP), Sodium Acid PyroPhosphate (SAPP), Sodium HexaMetaPhosphate (SHMP), Monocalcium Phosphate (MCP), Calcium Acid Pyrophosphate (CAPP), Dicalcium Phosphate (DCP), Tricalcium Phosphate (TCP), Pharma Calcium Phosphates (A-Tab, Di-Tab, TriTab, Nutra Tab), Ammonium Phosphates (MAP, DAP), Potassium Phosphates (TKPP, DKP, MKP, KTPP), specialty acids, such as Polyacid (including INNOVALT), Sodium Blends (STPP), and Other (Sodium Bicarbonate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate (TSPP), Mono, Di, & Trisodium Phosphates (MSP, DSP, TSP)). The specialty ingredients product line also include organic mineral salts and blends, including calcium, chromium, copper, iron, lithium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, strontium, vanadium, and zinc, and plant-based botanical, enzyme and mineral nutrients.
Food and Technical Grade PPA
The Company's Food and Technical Grade PPA are pure forms of PPA. PPA is used to manufacture phosphate salts and acids, and is also used directly in beverage applications as a flavor enhancer and in water treatment applications. The Company also sells Technical Grade PPA in the merchant market to third-party phosphate derivative producers.
STPP & Detergent Grade PPA
The Company's STPP is a specialty phosphate derived from reacting PPA with a sodium alkali. STPP is used as ingredient in cleaning products, including industrial and institutional cleaners, and automatic dishwashing detergents and consumer laundry detergents outside the United States. In addition to its use in cleaning products, STPP is also used in water treatment, clay processing and copper ore processing.
GTSP & Other
GTSP is generated at the Company's Coatzacoalcos facility in Mexico as a co-product of its purified wet acid manufacturing process. GTSP is a fertilizer product used throughout Latin America in a range of agricultural sectors.
The Company competes with Israel Chemicals Limited, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V., Balchem Corporation, Jost Chemical Company, Naturex Inc. and BI Nutraceuticals Inc.
Innophos Holdings Inc
259 Prospect Plains Rd
CRANBURY NJ 08512-3706