PB Leiner and Zhejiang Shengda Ocean Co., Ltd. from Zhoushan (P.R. China) have established a joint venture to construct a bone and marine collagen peptides plant. Under the terms of this agreement, PB Shengda (Zhejiang) Biotechnology Co., Ltd. will produce bone and marine collagen peptides based on PB Leiner’s technology. The venture will allow PB Leiner to offer its customers an even more diversified range of high-quality collagen peptides.
In the second quarter of 2020, PB Leiner and Zhejiang Shengda Ocean Co., Ltd. from Zhoushan (P.R. China) established a joint venture to construct a bone and marine collagen peptides plant. This implies that PB Leiner will be able to offer its customers an even more diversified range of high-quality collagen peptides: the collagen derived from fish will complement its current offering of bovine and porcine collagen.
Collagen peptides are an active health-promoting ingredient. Due to their nutraceutical benefits – the high-quality protein is a sought-after ingredient in beauty applications, sports nutrition, food supplements, and patient recovery foods – the worldwide market for collagen is growing rapidly. Specifically, the demand for fish collagen is largely fuelled by the Asian market.
The new plant will be built using PB Leiner’s extensive collagen manufacturing know-how, combined with Shengda’s long standing experience in aquatic food processing for the Japanese market. It will be located in China, and it will deliver to customers all over the globe. The plant is expected to be operational in 2022. As part of the start-up phase, production runs will start in September of this year, in an existing facility which has been engineered according to PB Leiner’s technology.
Said Wim Poot, Executive Vice-President of PB Leiner: “We are excited to join forces with Zhejiang Shengda Ocean Co., Ltd., by further extending our product offering with collagen peptides derived from fish, we are continuing to strengthen our position as one of the world’s leading collagen peptide producers.” For more visit pbleiner.com