Mantrose-Haeuser Co. Inc., Westport, CT, a manufacturer of edible coatings and specialty ingredients for a variety of industries, including food and confectionery, has acquired Holton Food Products Co., a LaGrange, IL-based supplier of food stabilizer and dry egg white products for the bakery and prepared food markets.

Holton supplies high-strength dry egg white products used with its food stabilizers for small and large-scale, high-speed production of meringue toppings, fillings, cookies, cakes, pies and other dessert and entrée items. Its products are primarily sold to large bakery and food companies to optimize appearance, texture, moisture control, production efficiency, freeze-thaw stability and shelf life.

In business since 1946, Holton also offers customized product development and technical support based on in-depth application experience. Ross, John and David Holton, sons of the founder, will stay on to run the business.