Stauber Performance Ingredients: Offering A Broad Spectrum Of Services
For over 30 years Stauber Performance Ingredients, Fullerton, CA, has been supplying ingredients to the nutritional, food and cosmetic industry. Previously known as Stauber Chemical, Inc., the company started out as a distributor for a wide variety of manufacturers of fine chemicals and intermediates in the late 1970s and early 1980s. However, as the company eyed the rapid growth in the nutritional and health food market, it saw the need to play distribution, processing and innovation roles for a growing number of clients and expanded accordingly. “In the early 1990s, we changed the name of our company to more adequately reflect the direction we were headed,” commented Dan Stauber, president and CEO. “Presently, we continue to play a processing role, making products more user friendly. In addition, Stauber represents high quality primary ingredient manufacturers and we are always trying to find ways to introduce novel products to the marketplace.”
Stauber supplies a wide variety of custom formulated products. To meet demand, it has expanded its capabilities to include granulation, chelsination, blending and milling, plus other services. “We welcome proprietary formulas and supply such products to customer specifications,” said Mr. Stauber. “Our technical department works quickly and directly with our customers to develop products specific to their individual formulas and needs. We offer many of our products in powder and granular forms, as well as specific densities for capsule fill issues and/or mesh combinations for flow ability, fill and compaction.”
By maintaining a diverse product portfolio, Stauber has the ability to offer a broad range of solutions to meet its customers’ needs. Some of its products include low lead mineral products conforming to Proposition 65 levels, including carbonate, chloride, citrate, gluconate, hydroxide, oxide and sulfate; vitamins; bioflavonoids, including citrus, lemon, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, quercitin, rutin and hesperidin; excipients, including fillers, binders, lubricants and disintegrants; fibers, including grains and cellulose; green foods, including alfalfa juice, barley juice, chlorella, chlorophyllin, spirulina and wheat grass; vegetable and fruit powders; specialty products, including chondroitin sulfate, glucosamine, MSM and chitosan; amino acids; botanical powders and extracts, including bilberry, ginkgo biloba, green tea, St. John's Wort, echinacea, peppermint, kola nut, guarana, milk thistle, valerian and yucca; marine products, including sea kelp, alginic acid, shark cartilage and fish protein; probiotics and other ingredients, including choline, betaine, inositol, maltodextrin, dextrose and creatine.
On the new product front, Stauber is promoting a new line of fruit products positioned for the antioxidant and general health category, in addition to amino acid compounds and a growing line of flavors. The company is also working on co-marketing programs with some of its manufacturing partners to help create quality awareness for several of its primary ingredients.
In 2003, Stauber established its East Coast distribution facility in Allentown, PA, as well as its sales office in Dallas, TX. The company also has warehouse facilities in Fullerton, CA, and Ogden, UT, and continues to hire and groom its employees and its business to serve the evolving demands of the marketplace.
Looking ahead, Mr. Stauber offered his opinion of the nutraceuticals industry. “Governmental regulations are going to increasingly put more pressure on this industry, which, in turn, will force the need to raise quality standards higher. As Stauber meets these demands, we will continue to grow our business by partnering with quality conscious manufacturers,” he said. “Consolidation must also continue in order for this industry to move forward. We see ourselves as a company with substance, playing a leading role as an ingredient supplier as the natural products industry moves forward.”—T.W.
Stauber Performance Ingredients
4120 North Palm Street
Fullerton, CA 92835-1026