Layn Corp., Newport Beach, Calif., a producer of plant-based sweeteners and natural extracts, announced four new business units. They includes Plantæ, its new functional botanicals division, the company said.

“Layn has decades of experience in natural extracts and sweeteners,” said Elaine Yu, president of Layn USA. “The new business segments will help strengthen our portfolio and better serve our customers in a wide range of unique industries, including food, beverage, flavor, fragrance, sports nutrition, nutraceutical and animal nutrition.”

According to Layn, the new structure will comprise four business divisions: Plantæ Functional Botanicals, Plant-Based Sweeteners, TruGro Animal Nutrition, and CBD & Hemp Extracts.

The company said its Plantæ unit includes Plantæ Antioxidant, which is two lines of natural antioxidants targeting both personal health applications and the preservation of flavors and shelf life in food and beverage products; Plantæ Performance, which is a sports nutrition line offering plant-based solutions; and Plantæ Sense, which is Layn’s flavor modulation technology that addresses today’s prominent consumer demands for sugar and salt reduction.

The Plant-Based Sweeteners division includes an ingredient portfolio of natural clean-tasting sweetener solutions for all sugar-reduction needs. It encompasses stevia, monk fruit, sweet blackberry leaf and neohesperidin dihydrochalcone, Layn said.

Layn’s said its CBD & Hemp Extracts division leverages its significant investment in the research and production of cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp extracts, offering full and broad spectrum oils and powders and a water-soluble CBD for a broad range of applications.