The Matsutani research and development facility, located in Itami City, Japan.

In 1999, Matsutani Chemical
Industry Co.
, Ltd., Japan's leading producer of specialty food starches and maltodextrins, established Matsutani America, Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary headquartered in Decatur, Illinois.

A research and development facility in Itami City, Japan, is where Matsutani's new and innovative products begin. In fact, Matsutani America's initial charge was to demonstrate to North American food and beverage manufacturers the outstanding physical and chemical properties of their proprietary soluble dietary fiber: Fibersol®-2.

Fibersol®-2 was originally produced in Japan and used in Japan for a number of years, but the production capacity was not
The Fibersol®-2 production facility, located in Clinton, Iowa.
sufficient to meet anticipated worldwide demand. Now Fibersol®-2 is produced in Clinton, Iowa, through an agreement with Archer Daniels Midland Company. Operational since 1999, this facility provides Fibersol®-2 throughout the world.

Matsutani America is proving itself to be a leader not only in the North American fiber market but in the larger market of food ingredients as well.