Univar BV (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar”), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, along with Cargill Beauty announce an exclusive distribution agreement for Cargill’s personal care portfolio in the EMEA market as of January 1, 2018.
The Cargill Beauty portfolio offers many solutions with unique benefits to formulators looking to create consumer products that can be eco-labeled and certified.
Cargill Beauty’s product lines include patented, nature-derived texturising agents, such as Actigum VSX 20 and Satiagel VPC 512, which deliver on performance and comply with COSMOS standards.
To achieve COSMOS certification, a formulation must follow EcoCert principles by: promoting the use of organic farming; use production and manufacturing processes that are both environmentally sound and safe for human health; and include or expand the concept of “green chemicals” that provide higher performance while being more environmentally gentle throughout their life cycle.
Matthew Ottaway, Univar’s vice president of focused industries in EMEA, says, “Working with Cargill Beauty gives us the ability to continue our commitment to sustainability by expanding our nature-derived portfolio and deliver unsurpassed value to our personal care customers who demand environmentally-conscious ingredients. Coupled with Univar’s personal care expertise and market analysis, we can offer an attractive package of sustainable, nature-inspired products and value-added services. These services include illustrative formulations and technical assistance that help our existing and future customers meet ever-growing consumer demands for more natural ingredients and real perceived product benefits.”
“With Univar, we have found a leading distributor who can really open doors for Cargill. The company brings great expertise in sales, marketing, formulation and communication, and a vision that fits perfectly with Cargill Beauty’s strategy. This agreement provides a solid foundation to bring our unique and differentiated nature-derived, label-friendly and highly functional offering to the global personal care market,” said Tony Jaillot, General Manager, Cargill Beauty.