Tate & Lyle’s capacity expansion at its polydextrose fibre facility in Nantong, China, comes on line

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This expansion will enable Tate & Lyle to meet growing global demand for non-GMO soluble fibres.

Shanghai, 4 December 2017 – Tate & Lyle PLC (‘Tate & Lyle’), a leading global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, is pleased to announce that the expansion of capacity, and process upgrades, at its STA-LITE® Polydextrose facility in Nantong, Jiangsu Province, China, is now complete and on line.  This expansion increases capacity at the facility in Nantong by more than three times from when it was acquired by Tate & Lyle in 2014.

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Our Nantong facility

As part of the expansion, manufacturing and quality processes at the facility have been significantly enhanced. Tate & Lyle has also improved the facility’s packaging capabilities, and implemented advanced environmental management infrastructure and systems to deliver on its commitment for responsible manufacturing.

STA-LITE® Polydextrose is a soluble fibre with proven nutritional benefits that food producers use to provide fibre enrichment, and body and texture, in reduced sugars and calorie products. It is used in products such as cereals, drinking yoghurts, fermented beverages, biscuits and pastries.

Harry Boot, General Manager Asia Pacific, Speciality Food Ingredients at Tate & Lyle, said: “We continue to see strong demand for our soluble fibres, used in food and beverages globally to deliver solutions for sugar reduction and fibre enrichment. The three-fold capacity increase at our polydextrose facility in China will help us meet this growing demand, and provide a high quality product to customers in Asia Pacific and other regions of the world.”

Courtney Kingery, Director, Global Product Management, Health & Wellness at Tate & Lyle, said: “Tate & Lyle is the only polydextrose manufacturer with production lines on three continents. Our investment in Nantong significantly enhances our fibre production capabilities, and expands our non-GMO offering.”

STA-LITE® Polydextrose is one of Tate & Lyle’s range of speciality fibres which includes PROMITOR® Soluble Fibre and PromOat® Beta Glucan.

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About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle is a world leader in ingredient solutions for healthier food and beverages. Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

Through our expertise in sweetening, mouthfeel and fortification, we develop solutions which reduce sugar, calories and fat, add fibre and protein, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, soups, sauces and dressings.

We have more than 3,500 employees working in around 57 locations across 39 countries. Tate & Lyle's purpose is Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food and through our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2022, Tate & Lyle revenue from continuing operations totalled £1.4 billion. For more information, please visit https://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on TwitterLinkedinFacebook or YouTube