Press Release

IFF Further Expands Caplock™ Capacity In Haverhill, UK Facility

August 25, 2011, Haverhill, UK--International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF), a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, today announced the further expansion of its CAPLOCK production line at its European Center of Excellence for Flavor Delivery Systems and Encapsulation in Haverhill, UK. This increased capacity of the advanced flavor encapsulation system further builds on the company's prior strategic investments into the same technology at this facility, totaling approximately US$10 million.

“The additional capacity in the Haverhill facility will provide support to not only the region, but the entire market,” says Matthias Haeni, Regional General Manager – Flavors EAME. “We have exceptional technical knowledge of this advanced delivery system in Haverhill and further building on this existing expertise was a logical progression. The additional production capabilities at the Haverhill site give our customers greater access to a range of flavor delivery solutions. The CAPLOCK system, coupled with our creative team's talent for developing the perfect flavor profile for our customers, is a powerful tool that helps our customers deliver excellent and fresh-tasting flavor to the consumer. The system continues to be of strategic importance in our innovation pipeline and we will therefore continue to invest in it heavily.”

Encapsulation technology has long been recognized as the system of choice for delivering flavors in products ranging from instant beverage powders to dry savory mixes, from confectionery products to baked goods and for all products requiring shelf-life stability over extended periods.

About IFF

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products and packaged goods. Consumers experience these unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty care, detergents and household goods, as well as beverages, confectionery and food products. The Company leverages its competitive advantages of brand understanding and consumer insight, combined with its focus on R&D and innovation, to provide customers with differentiated product offerings. A member of the S&P 500 Index, IFF has sales, manufacturing and creative facilities in 33 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit our website at

CAPLOCK is a trademark of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

Media Contact:
Carol Brys
Manager, Flavors Business Unit Communications