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Executive Summary

Fragrance and flavors supplier inaugurates new multipurpose plant for manufacturing of complex specialty ingredients discovered by the company's global fragrance research team in Dubendorf, Switzerland. Plant marks a "turning point" in strategy for Givaudan's fragrance ingredients business, signaling a move away from manufacturing commodity chemicals such as sunscreen filters to focus on producing molecules for "innovative and proprietary specialties," company notes. Project represents a quarter of the total annual investment of the fragrance division, firm adds. Earlier this year, Givaudan ended seven-year UV filter manufacturing relationship with Roche (1"The Rose Sheet" Jan. 20, 2003, In Brief). Separately, the firm announced hiring of Caroline Sabas as a perfumer. Sabas most recently worked for Fragrance Resources...

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