Today TIH and Gelymar, a world-class manufacturer of carrageenan, located in Chile, announced that they had formed a strategic alliance with TIH appointed to distribute & market Gelymar carrageenan products in the USA beginning February 1st 2011. Speaking on behalf of TIH, Rudi van Mol comments, “We have been working towards this appointment for some time and our determination to succeed in this sector is evident by our appointments of Kayane Janjigian & Clement Opawumi, two very experienced individuals. Gelymar is a first class manufacturer and one we believe will help us create a significant presence in the market for Hydrocolloids”. Andrés Hohlberg, President of Gelymar, said, “TIH is indeed a very experienced partner for whom we have a high degree of respect and believe our goal to develop significant sales in the US market can be achieved through our alliance. We are extremely excited by the opportunities this presents”.