FMC Corporation, Philadelphia, PA, has acquired pectin-related intellectual property developed by Vigido AG, a subsidiary of UniPektin Ingredients AG and the former exclusive marketer of the pectin products of Pectine Italia S.p.A., a company whose pectin business FMC acquired last year. The acquisition of Vigido AG’s pectin know-how and customer data significantly strengthens FMC’s pectin portfolio with expertise in marketing and R&D knowledge. Vigido AG products previously marketed under the brand name VIDOPECTINE will now be available from FMC BioPolymer. Adding the Vigido know-how to FMC’s newly acquired pectin business provides FMC BioPolymer with enhanced ability to serve a wide range of low pH food applications. In addition, the acquisition provides the company with a broader product line with which to provide customized food ingredient solutions, as well as easier access to many customer applications for the pectin produced in the Milazzo, Italy pectin facility.