December 26, 2014 6:53 PM ET


Company Overview of Penford Products Co.

Company Overview

Penford Products Co. produces and supplies industrial, food, and specialty chemical starches for the paper and textile industries. It offers wet end products, size press products, additives, coating products, calendar stack products, and paper laminating adhesives, as well as provides natural binder products for coated paper and paperboard applications. Penford Products Co. was formerly known as Penick & Ford, Ltd. and changed its name to Penford Products Co. in 1987. The company is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Penford Products Co. operates as a subsidiary of Penford Corporation.

1001 First Street SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

United States





Key Executives for Penford Products Co.

Age: 58
Chief Executive Officer of Penford Corporation and President of Penford Corporation
Age: 58
President of Industrial Ingredients business -Penford corp
Age: 48
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Penford Products Co. Key Developments

Penford Products Launches New Biobased Deposition and Conditioning Polymer for Hair and Skin, PenCare DP

Penford Products announced the introduction of PenCare DP, a new biobased deposition and conditioning polymer. To support the commercial introduction of PenCare DP, the company has developed a strategic commercial relationship with distributor Univar Inc. PenCare DP is a patent pending, naturally based cationic polymer with superior deposition and enhanced conditioning created to leave hair and skin smooth and soft. The formal launch of this ingredient will take place at the 69th annual Society of Cosmetic Chemists Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase on Dec. 11-12, 2014, in New York City. Penford Products will highlight PenCare DP as part of the Showcase's technical poster session, which serves as a forum for scientists and representatives of the personal care industry to present their most recent developments.

Univar USA Inc. Announces Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Penford Products Co

Univar USA Inc. announced it has reached an agreement with Penford Products Co. to become the exclusive commercial distributor of PenCare DP cationic polymer. PenCare DP is a proprietary, naturally based cationic polymer with optimal deposition and enhanced conditioning properties to leave hair and skin soft and smooth.

Penford Products Introduces PenStrength(TM) for Recycled Paperboard Applications

Penford Products recently introduced PenStrength, a high-performance cationic polymer. PenStrength enhances the binding of pulp fibers to make recycled paperboard stronger, allowing manufacturers to produce premium grade paperboard while reducing manufacturing costs. By using PenStrength, paperboard producers can reduce production costs by up to $10 -- 40 per ton. Penford has filed a patent application covering this novel product. This cationic polymer, derived from natural and renewable resources, is currently being used by major producers of core and tube, recycled linerboard and medium and boxboard. Benefits and features: Achieves higher ring crush and STFI results so as to enable the production of premium grades; Decreases cost by reducing basis weight without loss of strength and/or providing an ability to use less expensive fiber sources; Increases production and process efficiency for more saleable tons; Conserves steam and electrical resources by reducing refining and improving drainage; Optimizes wet end chemistry to reduce additive costs.

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