Z Trim Holdings, Inc. Opens Industrial Ingredients Division
MUNDELEIN, Ill., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Z Trim Holdings, Inc. (OTC: ZTHO), manufacturer of environmentally-friendly agricultural functional ingredients, today announced that the company has created an industrial ingredients division to address a broad range of new markets. As many of today’s ingredients, such as guar gum, CMC, xanthan gum and modified food starches, are used in both food and industrial applications, Z Trim Holdings, Inc. has developed a revolutionary line of industrial ingredients stemming from its patented and proprietary technologies. Specifically, Z Trim Holdings, Inc. believes that it can provide products to help alleviate the pressures caused by the global shortage of guar gum.
New Solutions for Industry
Z Trim Holdings, Inc. industrial ingredients will provide superior functionality, improved supply chain reliability, and reduced environmental impact, compared to many of the ingredients on the market today. Advantages include:
- Virtually inexhaustible domestic raw material sources
- Reduced cost variability
- Unparalleled water holding capacity
- Environmentally friendly biodegradable materials
- Improved finished product yields
- Enhanced finished product quality
Specifically, Z Trim Holdings, Inc. has developed functional ingredients that are superior to many widely used ingredients that have the following characteristics:
Binders/Adhesives: Our industrial ingredients are superior in functionality to xanthan gum, starch, CMC and ligno-sulfinates.
Viscofiers: Our industrial ingredients have unique properties as well as very high water-holding capacity that could potentially replace guar gum.
Emulsifiers: Our industrial ingredients are superior in functionality to starch, CMC, xanthan gum, and are at parity with gum Arabic.
Z Trim Holdings, Inc. has identified several new markets that it will seek to penetrate with its ground-breaking industrial ingredients. Key opportunities include:
- Oil drilling fluids
- Hydraulic fracturing (Fracking) fluids and proppants
- Petroleum coke production
- Iron ore production
- Charcoal briquetting
- Paper and wood adhesive manufacturing
“By deconstructing the building blocks of virtually any bio-mass, we are able to unlock a wealth of nature’s functional ingredients,” stated Steve Cohen, CEO of Z Trim Holdings. “We believe that our natural, environmentally friendly products can make a significant impact in energy production, minerals and metals production, and other industrial sectors. Our goal is to become a major player in the global industrial ingredients market, and we continue to develop new technologies that will help our customers produce cleaner, greener and better finished products.” The Company has filed for an additional patent to expand on its intellectual property and enhance protection for its new industrial products and applications.
ABOUT Z TRIM®
Z Trim Holdings, Inc. (www.ztrim.com) is an agricultural ingredient technology company that owns existing, and has developed new, products and processes to make use of biomass for uses in the food and industrial markets. The Company’s food division currently sells a line of products to the food industry that can help food manufacturers reduce their costs and help them solve many production problems. The Company’s revolutionary technology provides value-added ingredients across virtually all food industry categories. The Company’s all-natural products, among other things, help to reduce fat and calories, add fiber, provide shelf-stability, prevent oil migration, and add binding capacity – all without degrading the taste and texture of the final food products. Perhaps most significantly, Z Trim’s products can help extend finished products, and thereby increase its customers’ gross margins. The Company’s industrial division, opened in 2012, plans to sell eco-friendly ingredients to oil drilling, fracking, petroleum coke, steel/aluminum, paper and other industries. The Company’s industrial ingredients are highly functional in applications for adhesives, binders, viscofiers and emulsifiers.
Forward-Looking Statements and Risk Factors
Certain statements in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements of Z Trim Holdings to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Other factors, which could materially affect such forward-looking statements, can be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov, including risk factors relating to our history of operating losses, that our auditors have expressed substantial doubt regarding our ability to continue as a going concern, the fact that we may dilute existing shareholders through additional stock issuances, and our reliance on our intellectual property. Investors, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are only made as of the date of this press release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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