As "Healthy China" becomes part of China's national strategy, people look forward to leading a healthier life and the consumption demand on health products has been gradually fueled. Natural extract, as an “aggregate” belonging to the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and agriculture industry, plays an important role in the big health industry chain. The application field of natural extracts has been extended to pharmaceutical ingredients, nutraceutical/functional product, food additives, cosmetics, feed additives and etc.
Enterprise transformation becomes extremely urgent, more application fields to be expanded
The huge market demand and fierce competition increase even higher requirements for Chinese natural extract enterprises, pushing enterprises to increase investment in products, technology, scientific research, etc. Meanwhile, the further market segmentation and technological advancement are driving more and more traditional natural extract enterprises to expand their business field. Under these circumstances, a batch of quite competitive enterprises in natural extract manufacturing, sales and solution provision has emerged. Those enterprises focus on product quality, provide teams with independent R&D as well as strong technical support, and are actively seeking opportunities to “go abroad” to improve the industry competitiveness.
NEX 2017, showcasing the latest natural extract products, applications and solutions, will be held again on June 20-22, 2017 in Shanghai New International Expo Center. The show will bring together a comprehensive event of the natural extracts’ industry and explore the newest and upcoming developments with industry peers.
Multi-field applications, with natural extracts all covered
NEX 2017 will further promote the refined development of natural extracts and help with the transformation of natural extract enterprises. In the meantime, the exhibition scale will reach a new height: more than 550 industry leading enterprises will showcase the latest products and technology range from plant extracts, animal extracts, health product raw materials, supplements, TCM raw materials, dietary fiber, food and beverage raw materials, nutrition and health product raw materials, functional food raw materials, and cosmetics raw materials, etc., covering each market segment of the plant extract industry, to lead the latest innovation trends.
- Zhejiang Huisong Pharmaceuticals, a company engaging in processing of traditional Chinese medicinal materials and production and export of natural plant essence/extracts, will not only showcase the company’s main products of traditional Chinese medicinal materials and TCM health products, but also other natural products like honey and edible fungi;
- Zhucheng Haotian Pharma, a company possessing the world’s largest production base of inositol, baicalin and inositol nicotinate, will continue to showcase its healthy, natural and green products.
- Guilin Layn Natural Ingredients, the first listed company in the plant extract industry of China, is dedicated to apply plant extract products in food and beverage industry, and has developed stevia extracts of many specifications, such as 95% total glucoside (about 65% Reb A) and 97% Reb A, with advantages like high sweetness, good taste and low solvent residue, with the caloric contribution to food almost negligible, and the use-cost of only 1/2 of that of sugar under the same sweetness.
Facing the challenges and actively improving the industry standard
The international market has always been a place of strategic importance for Chinese natural extract enterprises. As the organizer of NEX China and industry’s authoritative association, China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Medicines & Health Products (CCCMHPIE) is leading Chinese extract enterprises to actively participate in the development of the International Business Standards of Plant Extracts, which attracted much attention both from China and the world. CCCMHPIE has also actively docked with the government this year, and screened the international business standards of plant extracts like ginseng, Polygonum cuspidatum and ginkgo leaf together with China National Institutes for Food and Drug Control, and is applying for making them China’s national food standards. Furthermore, CCCMHPIE has join efforts with NSF to launch “Good manufacturing extraction practice certified supplier” certification (GEP certification) which meets the requirements of the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act and adds the integrity evaluation certification on top of factory audit certification, to benefit the brand and image building of the Chinese plant extract enterprises in the U.S. and even the global market. The quality enterprises passing GEP certification will be recommended at NEX event to global buyers to rebuild “Made in China” brand image.
To better deal with the current challenges the natural extract industry is facing and discuss the future development trends and standard development as well as other problems, NEX 2017 will continue to invite the industry professionals from Herbal Extracts Association of China of CCCMHPIE, US-China Health Products Association, NSF International and U.S. Pharmacopeia Convention, etc. to together discuss the market development trends and coping strategies, give advice and suggestions for the further transformation and upgrading as well as international market exploration of the natural extract enterprises.
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