Orcas International (Landing, NJ) has announced its formal name change to Orcas Naturals, which took effect on March 1, 2015, to better reflect the company’s refocus on its core business of natural ingredients. Orcas would also like to announce the recent acquisition of Unique Encapsulation (UET), a manufacturing partner for product development, and is considered a “Best- In-Class” custom encapsulation manufacturer of all kinds of nutritional supplements. The recent acquisition has resulted in a new production facility including state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and warehouse space. The expansion enables Orcas Naturals to offer unparalleled cost-effective solutions for its clients, and includes innovative formulation capabilities.
As part of Orcas’ commitment to excellence, the company offers product and ingredient testing seldom seen in this industry. Orcas’ lab capabilities far exceed larger supplement companies, and feature: HPLC for testing actives, FTIR for identification, UPLC-MS testing for actives, molecular weight, pesticides, identifying new molecules, Titration testing for actives, Karl Fisher Titration for moisture, Biolumix for testing micro, Clevenger for testing volatile oils contents, Tap density and Bulk density, as well as Disintegration testing for tablets and capsules. The R&D team at Orcas is fully capable of offering turn-key supplement services, from sourcing raw materials to formulating and testing, to encapsulation manufacturing of extracts: including bottling, labeling and packaging.
“This is great news for our customers. With expanded capacity, enhanced capabilities, and new product development resources, we will continue to build on Orcas Naturals strong heritage of providing best-in-class services to our customers,” said KG Rao, president of Orcas, during a recent interview. “It will be a one-stop shop for innovators in nutrition.”
For more information, call (888) 80-ORCAS (67227) or visit www.orcas-intl.com.