Press Release

IFF Opens New Flavors/Fragrances Facility in Dubai

Hilversum, the Netherlands, November 1, 2011 - International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF), a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, announced the opening of their new state-of-the-art flavor and fragrance facility in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The new site houses creative and applications labs as well as sales and marketing offices.

The facility, located in DuBiotech, the Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park, supports all categories of flavor and fragrance applications for the unique Middle Eastern market.

Antoine Nourrain, Sub-Regional Manager - Flavors, Africa and the Middle East said, "We are thrilled to escalate the support we provide to our flavors customers in this region, particularly in this beautiful new facility." 

"Our creative and technical team's ability to work very closely with our regional customers in our ultra-modern labs will significantly shorten the innovation process and increase speed-to-market," said Touran Cheraghi-Kroon, Director, Creative and Applications, and Innovation Flavors Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The facility also leverages its considerable global capabilities for its fragrance customers in the region supporting their growth. 

 "I am very confident in the future development of IFF fragrances in this strategic region as we continue to foster our solid and long-term partnerships with our customers.  Our new facility's creative application labs mark an important milestone in our commitment to our customers with high growth potential," said Hussam Yaccoub, Fragrance Manager Middle East and General Manager IFF Dubai. 

"With these new labs, our customers have immediate access to all our leading applied technologies like encapsulation or malodor control, among others," said Henri Reymer, Head of Fragrance Applications EAME.

About International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products.  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 consumer insight, research and development, creative expertise, and customer intimacy to provide customers with innovative and differentiated product offerings.  A member of the S&P 500 Index, IFF has more than 5,500 employees working in 33 countries worldwide.  For more information, please visit our website at

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