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To Enhance Sprays and More

"How to enhance sunscreens with the help of a natural stabiliser and sensory improver"

Read the full article from Florentine Reinhardt, Sales Manager Home and Personal Care JRS

Published at COSSMA, Issue 1-2/2017

Winner - PCHi17 Fountain Award Green / Sustainable

We are the winner - PCHi17 Fountain Award Category: Green / Sustainable
® CS 250G and VIVAPUR® CS 9FM

Congratulations to our Team from the Business Unit Home & Personal Care!

Product Details:
INCI: Microcrystalline Cellulose
Effect: Absorption, Texturizing

INCI: Cellulose
Effect: Balling, Scrub

Both products are made from renewable resources. They are ecofriendly, safe and edible and are made in Germany.

For more information call our team:
0049 7967 152 473 

PCHi17 Fountain Awards Green / Sustainable  for VITACEL® CS 250G and VIVAPUR® CS 9FM

Start of the new training 2016 at JRS

Start of the new training 2016 at JRSzoom

For six young adults, a new life section has begun at the J. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH. On 1 September director of Human Resources, Anton Pfitzer has welcomed the new trainees together with Judith Erhardt who is in charge of training and acts as main contact person for the trainees.

After a brief introduction to the company history and presentation of the individual divisions, the young trainees were given a tour through the plant in Holzmühle. At lunch the trainees were able to share their thoughts once more, before starting their careers.

The young trainees have started their education in the following professional fields: Patrick Werner und André Johnson as Industrial Management Assistant. Anita Nast as Dual Degree Student. Marco Klein and Moritz Gruhs as Industrial Mechanic for Machine and Plant Engineering. Lodovicco Spletzer as Industrial Mechanic for Industrial Engineering.

Overall the JRS currently has 23 trainees for various job profiles in training at the Rosenberg site.

The JRS group is a worldwide active, family owned company with over 2000 employees. As a systems and technology partner, the company is involved in the technological use of vegetable raw materials and their functional properties for a wide range of applications in virtually all areas of modern life.

JRS PHARMA Now Direct in India

We are pleased to share that JRS Pharma products can now be purchased direct.

All business has been transferred from S. Zhaveri Pharmakem Pvt. Ltd. to Rettenmaier India Pvt. Ltd, a wholly owned (100%) subsidiary of the JRS Group. 

Contact Rettenmaier India Pvt. Ltd.: G-6, Ground Floor, Eternity Mall, Lbs Marg (West),
Teen Hath Naka, Thane - 400604,
Maharashtra, India
Phone: 91-22-402-43821

Michael Hampel Named New CEO of JRS PHARMA LP

We are excited to announce that Michael Hampel has been named the new CEO of our North American Pharma division.

Michael has been with JRS since 2007 and held various Area Sales Manager positions globally before going to China to manage sales activities in the JRS Shanghai office.

Mr. Hampel will oversee all JRS Pharma business in North American, including manufacturing.

FIBER UP Your World! – JRS GB Food at the IFFA 2016

The JRS Business Unit Food specialises in ingredients for modern, healthy and technologically advanced foods: 

Dietary fiber concentrates, compounds and functional celluloses. 

At the IFFA 2016, the international trade fair for the meat industry in Frankfurt, the Business Unit will above all be presenting its fibre technology and custom formulation solutions for meats and meat substitutes. Visit us at Stand D05 in Hall 4. 

JRS will be presenting a number of application solutions from its VITACEL® range for direct sampling:

  • Vegan burgers: no meat – full flavour
  • Salami, meat loaf, burgers and curry sausage (DLG award winning): significantly fat-reduced and  fibre enriched 

The use of VITACEL® dietary fibers also adds valuable properties during production, which has a positive effect on texture and moistness. The form remains stable.   

Effects and function of fibres in meat products 

VITACEL® dietary fibers are made from the framework-forming structural elements of various plants. The base body is β -1,4-linked cellubiose, which, because of its steric molecular configuration, cannot be digested by humans. With a dietary fibre content of at least 96%, these fiber concentrates have a highly beneficial effect on the digestive tract and play a role in weight regulation. 

The long and flexible but insoluble character of VITACEL® dietary fibers is fundamental in allowing the fibers to embed themselves in the meat matrix and adapt themselves to the structure. Once there, they form a three-dimensional network that gives the final product its texture, bite and tactile mouth sensation. The cellulosic fibers consist of a complex fibrous structure, in which water is bound through the capillary effect and fat through structure-based effects. 

IFFA 2016



It is a hot topic in all media: At least since Mr. Obama, the American president, adopted the law end of 2015, it is on everyone´s lips: polyethylene in the daily life cosmetics is not only dangerous for the environment; it also is harmful for humans! 

At least since numerous detections of micro plastics in the human food cycle (e.g. in fish stomachs, honey and milk) have been made, cosmetic manufacturers are more and more under surveillance. 

Unfortunately, microplastics and microbeads are still to be found in our daily life cosmetics. The resulting damage upon environment and wildlife is a well-known fact. Due to their specific density, the beads do not sink down in the sludge but directly find their way into our rivers, lakes and oceans.

The Natural Alternative to Plastic Microbeads - by JRS

In December 2015 the law was officially adopted: Manufacturing of products containing plastic microbeads is prohibited from July 1, 2017 on. Introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce is prohibited from July 1, 2018 on. (link auf Gesetzesentwurf) 

Day by day, the demand for a green alternative is getting stronger. The substitution for the PE beads is not only expected to be optically and haptically equivalent, but also should be moving in the same price range whereas being easy to process. With his range of Cellulose Scrubs offers JRS a perfect solution and THE alternative to plastic microbeads. 

With his range of Cellulose Scrubs offers JRS a perfect substitute and THE alternative to plastic microbeads. 

You can find further informations on the sites of our Business Unit Home& Personal Care

Direct comparison shows the advantages:

Michael Jung, der erfolgreichste deutsche Vielseitigkeitsreiter, exklusiv auf dem JRS-TierWohl-Stand
Die natürliche Alternative zu Mikroplastik
Die natürliche Alternative zu Mikroplastik

Acquisition of Sun Opta Fiber and Starch Business, USA

JRS acquired the Sun Opta’s Fiber and Starch Business in the US which will strengthen the JRS Group and his core business Natural Fibers through many more attractive services and products. Beside productivity growth JRS expects tremdous synergy effects also in many other areas. Customers of JRS benefit of the new range: in product portfolio,technology, application know how and extended service supply.


JRS Christmas-Donation 2014

Good deed as a gift for employees and customer
JRS Christmas Gifts 2014 for two aid Projects in Latinamerica

The ‘Espiritu Santo’ Polyclinic

For several years now we have been supporting Comboni Missionary Father José Schmidpeter with the construction of a new building for the polyclinic, which was able to open its doors this year.

The clinic offers life-saving medical treatment to the destitute. The new building has more space; more up-to-date equipment and better treatment facilities.

We are very pleased and proud that our active assistance has contributed to the realization of this project!

The ‘Espiritu Santo’ Polyclinic
The ‘Espiritu Santo’ Polyclinic


The PROFAVI educational charity

PROFAVI offers children, adolescents and families in Brazil help with schoolwork; handicrafts training; extra tuition in a range of languages and also meals.

The charity aims to assist people to secure their futures by providing them with a solid education and training. A further goal is to reinforce children’s and adolescents’ social awareness through group work.

This project is financed by selling the items made during the training courses and through donations.

The PROFAVI educational charity
The PROFAVI educational charity

Certified Energy Management System

By introducing the newly established certified energy management system JRS improves the power efficiency and at the same time CO2 emission.

Takeover of Zoosano animal bedding business, CH-Basadingen, by JRS

Takeover of Zoosano animal bedding business, CH-Basadingen, by JRS, J. RETTENMAIER&SÖHNE, Rosenberg (Germany) as of 01.01.2013.

Strengthened performance profile and improved access to resources in a reliable partnership with long-term commitment. In the course of a future-oriented, strategically optimised organization, JRS, J. Rettenmaier& Söhne GmbH+Co.KG with headquarters in 73494 Rosenberg, Germany, took over the bedding business (hay, straw, flax animal bedding, bark, hemp) of Zoosano AG / Erbo Group, CH 8254 Basadingen together with the production facilities at the beginning of 2013.

In future, the business unit Pet at Zoosano AG and Erbo AG will concentrate on feeding and new concepts for the specialized and retail trade. Zoosano AG/Erbo AG thanks its customers for the long, trusting partnership in the bedding sector and is pleased to have found the optimal, strong and serious future partner in JRS, J.Rettenmaier&Söhne GmbH+Co.KG.

The goal of the new JRS bedding concept is to strengthen the complete performance profile, improve access to resources and optimise production and logistics concepts which will benefit the customers in a trusting, long-term partnership. In future, the sales tasks for the bedding products will be handled by the business unit Animal Hygiene / Pet Care at JRS, J. Rettenmaier&Söhne in 73494 Rosenberg.

Contact partner is the Business Unit Manager Gerhard Auer and his team. Both companies request a trusting transfer of the business to JRS, making use of the strong basis of a long-term industrial partner with visionary thinking and major technological “green” know-how in the field of processing plant-based raw materials! As owner-manage family enterprise with worldwide more than 1800 employees at 23 production locations, the JRS-Group stands for safety, technological edge and solid, reliable partnerships.

With internationally oriented sales, logistics and procurement organisations JRS sees itself as long-term forward-thinking industrial and trade partner with a broad basis for efficiency, profitability, sustainable ecological concept and the resultant customer benefit.

Geschäftsbereich Tierhygiene/Pet Care
Holzmühle 1,
73494 Rosenberg (Germany)
Tel: ++49(0)7967/152-366, e-mail

INTRODUCTION ultra fine cellulose qualities

Actual, the product innovation ARBOCEL® UFC offers the smallest, industrial available solids from plant-derived raw material.
The Business Unit Innovation  provides you with further data and information.

VITACEL® Wheat Fiber awarded the ECARF Seal of Quality

VITACEL® Wheat Fiber awarded the ECARF Seal of Quality

The European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF) has awarded VITACEL Wheat Fiber, a concentrated dietary fiber, the "Seal of Quality" for allergy-friendly products and services because its is gluten-free, phytin-free.

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