NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — As the demand for more natural ingredients grows, so is Layn Natural Ingredients. The natural botanical extract ingredient manufacturer is planning a $148 million investment to expand its global supply chain, innovation, and research and development infrastructure.

Layn manufactures natural botanical extracts, including pomegranate, rosemary and sophora japonica, which are rich in polyphenol, as well as tea extracts. The company became the largest manufacturer of green tea extracts in China after acquiring Wagott in 2020. Additionally, it claims to be “the largest direct-manufacturer of stevia and monk fruit natural sweetener extracts in the world.”

The company expects to open a next-generation stevia leaf extract manufacturing plant within the next three years. The facility will increase its stevia leaf extract production rate by 4,000 metric tons annually.

Layn also plans to continue to develop its sustainable agronomy innovation programs to offer transparency and traceability along its supply chain. The company reported staying “reliable and secure” in its ingredient supply even through the COVID-19 pandemic.

With more than 50 global science and innovation patents, the company hopes to continue delivering new botanical extract solutions to its customers through large-scale investments to its innovation and capabilities.

Layn serves brands in the pet and animal nutrition markets, as well as food and beverage, flavor, nutraceutical and personal care products. The company operates a network of innovation centers in Asia, Europe and the United States.

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