Batory Foods announced it has acquired the assets of Minneapolis-based Polypro International, Inc., one of the largest distributors of hydrocolloids in the United States and the Americas. With the addition of the Polypro business, Batory is positioned to become the largest distributor of clean label texturants in the United States. Polypro has been in business for 37 years and is a prominent supplier of Procol food grade guar gum, which is used as a thickening, stabilizing, suspending and binding agent.

Batory will take over as the exclusive distributor of Procol in the United States and Canada. 

Polypro owner and president Mark Kieper said Polypro’s relationship with Batory spans more than 20 years. “Batory is the natural choice to manage the Procol brand going forward and can offer our long-standing customers thousands of other ingredients to go along with Procol Guar Gum,” Kieper said.  

Kieper intends to focus Polypro’s commercial efforts on non-food grade guar gum applications through Rantec Corporation, a Polypro sister company. Batory will provide technical sales and service for all food grade business and refer any non-food grade inquiries to Rantec.

The Polypro team has begun working with customers to shift ordering to Batory Foods. For questions, please contact:
Rachel Carver, product manager, hydrocolloids, at (952) 992-9230
Johnson Zhang, senior product manager, at (909) 320-1099
Hector Lopez, vice president, project management, at (847) 375-0433