Primex is born global and is dedicated to innovate and market scientifically sound and novel natural ingredients, for use in numerous markets; food and food supplement, agricultural, nutritional, cosmetic and biomedical – including wound healing.

In 2012, Primex received “The Icelandic Innovation Award”discerned by The Icelandic Centre for Research-Rannis, Promote Iceland, Innovation Centre Iceland and The New Business Venture Fund to a company that has surpassed all others in development of a product or a service that is based on science and research and has been successful in the marketplace.

Primex was awarded "The Strongest in Iceland 2015", for the third year in a row. Each year Credit Info in Iceland compiles a list of the strongest companies in Iceland and awards certificates to the top companies. Primex is happy to receive the award and to be one of the top 3% strongest companies in Iceland in 2015.

  • Innovation and Certification

Since 1999, Primex has been running a state of the art plant for chitin and chitosan manufacture in Siglufjordur Iceland.  Equipped with modern sophisticated computerized technology, the plant is able to deliver consistent product quality all year around.

Analyzing of key parameters show Primex chitosan products compares in all aspects to the best quality standard on the market.

Primex ehf works according to Hazards Analysis Critical Control Point Program (HACCP) to assure product safety and quality.  Each segment of the Primex chitosan process is monitored with quality control and evaluation of critical control points, including raw materials manufacturing and storage.

Primex ehf is ISO22000 certified which means written procedures are provided for all manufacturing steps and for each specification parameter.  Various analyses are performed through whole production and Certificate of Analysis is issued for every final batch produced.

Halal Authority Board has certified that Primex ehf. has been assessed and our system complies with HAB’s standards.

  • Quality Products

Primex has a wide range of products for a variety of applications. Our main brands are ChitoClear and LipoSan:

is a unique, patented product that is a safe and effective weight loss supplement (US Patent No. 6,130,321) that also contains succinic acid, a GRAS food additive. It is supported by a solid laboratory and human double-blind, placebo-controlled study. In the digestive system, LipoSan Ultra complexes and traps fats and oils consumed, reducing the digestion of dietary fat.

is a high premium standard chitosan, self-affirmed GRAS, that is used worldwide in food supplements, nutritional, biomedical and cosmetic products. It is odorless, tasteless and proven to be the purest and most effective chitosan possible with very low amount of contaminants such as heavy metals.

ChitoClear chitosan is available in a wide spectrum of different
grades, characteristics and properties such as viscosity, molecular
weight and degree of deacetylation.


Company Address:Oskarsgata 7, 580 Siglufjordur, Iceland
Tel: +354 460 6900   Fax: +354 460 6909