Danisco A/S produces and sells food ingredients and industrial bioproducts primarily in Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. The company's Emulsifiers division supplies food emulsifiers; and GRINDSTED SOFT-N-SAFE, a vegetable-based plasticizer for the plastic industry. Its Gums and Systems division offers textural ingredients based on a portfolio of hydrocolloids and functional systems. It produces six types of hydrocolloids that are manufactured from selected natural raw materials, such as seaweed, citrus fruits, locust bean, and guar seeds. This division serves the food, cosmetics, paper, textiles, and pharmaceuticals industries. The company's Sweeteners division supplies specialty sweeteners and related ingredients for use in food, pharmaceuticals, sports nutrition, and oral hygiene products. It offers sweeteners, including xylitol, fructose, and Litesse polydextrose that are used to reduce the risk of lifestyle diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay. Its Cultures division produces cultures and media to the dairy, meat, and health industries. It offers probiotic cultures to stimulate gut health and enhance the immune system in food, dietary supplements, and beverages. This division also supplies natural food protection solutions, such as antioxidants and antimicrobials; and enzymes for cheese production. The company's Genencor division discovers, develops, and manufactures enzymes and bio-based solutions for the animal nutrition, biodefense, biosafety, carbohydrate processing, food and beverages, fuel ethanol, laundry detergents, and textile industries. It produces second generation bioethanol from non-food raw materials. Danisco was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Copenhagen K, Denmark.