PRINCIPALS

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Alchemy Ingredients is a manufacturer of innovative ingredients for cosmetic formulations that has 100% natural products in its portfolio, which are derived from sugarcane and based on oil or water. The line of thickeners is composed of vegetable oils and minerals.

Aldivia is an innovative company established in 1999 that specializes in manufacturing and marketing assets from sustainable plant-derived sources for the cosmetics industry. Its portfolio includes vegetable oils, water-dispersible oils and extracts obtained by the maceration of plants.

Aprinnova, LLC. is a joint venture between Amyris and NIKKOL GROUP focusing on expanding its worldwide impact in the Personal Care market. NIKKOL has been a major business partner of Amyris since the inception of Esqualano derived from sugarcane, sharing the main strategy of “Green, Clean, Sustainable + Economic”.

Amyris was founded in 2003 by a group of scientists from the University of California at Berkeley and uses state-of-the-art science and an innovative business model to meet global sustainability challenges. Amyris uses special yeasts to develop and manufacture high-performance, cost-competitive alternatives to chemicals and petroleum products. From pharmaceutical items, through renewable aviation fuels to sustainable alternatives to the Personal Care market, Amyris is setting new standards of consumption for a more responsible world.

RUBBER-TO-METAL BONDING

In the Automotive Division Dow has benefited from increased demand for lighter materials and new vehicle construction techniques. One of the products with increasing demand is rubber adhesive for resistant substrates. Rubber solutions for substrates are focused on two main application segments: anti-vibration systems (AVS) and seals. AVS solutions are designed to reduce vibration and improve overall vehicle ride performance. They can be used in bearings and hydromassage assemblies. Our seal solutions are designed to be applied to chemicals, fluids and gases.

The AVS link agent portfolio, which includes MEGUM ™, THIXON ™ and ROBOND ™, addresses a wide range of application requirements and offers multiple process advantages.

Since 1802 DuPont brings the best of science to the world in the form of innovative products, materials and services.

The company believes that it is possible to find solutions to global challenge through collaboration with clients, governments, NGOs and opinion leaders.

DuPont products in the Personal Care segment are designed to meet a variety of customer needs. Among them is the growing need of consumers for a more natural approach in personal care, whether skin, hair or other applications.

Elkem Silicones is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of silicon with a fully integrated structure having research and development laboratories as well as production sites.

ADHESIVE TAPES

Manufacturer of adhesive tapes for release paper splicing. The Up tape is applied to the top of the paper (with coating). The Back tape is applied to the opposite side of the paper (uncoated).

Able to withstand temperatures up to 220ºC.

POLYMERIC PLASTICIZERS AND ADDITIVES

Leading manufacturer of high performance polymeric plasticizers used to improve the physical and mechanical properties of synthetic rubbers and PVC, as well as other special additives. With more than 50 years of experience in esterification, plasticizers and additives, Hallstar strives to provide technical support together with chemical and industrial expertise that help its customers to make the best of their products.

POLYETHYLENE WAXES

The world’s largest manufacturer of the most complete line of polyethylene waxes and functional copolymers, with factories in the United States and a worldwide presence. Its products serve the paints and varnishes, plastics, rubbers and household cleaning products markets. It has a global team of experts connected with the most advanced and revolutionary technology & know-how, focused on customer success. A Dinaco business partner for over 60 years.

ISOPROPANOLAMINES

Nanjing HBL International Co. is a Nanjing Hongbaoli group company and exporter of isopropanolamines, polyether polyol, polyester polyol, catalysts and additives. Nanjing HBL has obained ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS18001 integrated certification and won the China Quality Award in 2010. For the subsequent three consecutive years, HBL was honored as one of the “TOP 50 Enterprises of Small and Medium Enterprises in China “.

MINERAL FILLERS

HPF Minerals is a division of the Quarzwerke Group (Germany). A family group valued as a producer of mineral fillers, combining the resources of high quality raw materials with modern and efficient processing technology. Its activities are focused on the extraction, processing and refining of quartz, kaolin, feldspar, wolastonite and mica for various application areas.

ABRASION-RESISTANT ADHESIVES

INHANCE Technologies is a Houston (Texas)-based company that has patented technology to impart barrier properties, promote adhesion and / or improve lubrication and durability for a wide variety of polymers and finished articles. The line of performance additives based on HMWPE, Silicon and Titanium can be incorporated into a variety of elastomers used in coatings and adhesives that require excellent mechanical strength and durability in aggressive environments.

Present in the market more than 100 years, Jos. H. Lowenstein & Sons is a manufacturer of raw materials for permanent, demi-permanent, semi-permanent and temporary coloring.

Acquired in 2012 by Lubrizol, Lipotec is recognized worldwide for skin care and hair care products. Recently, Lipotec and Active Organics, a leader in natural extracts and performance ingredients, have merged as a team to provide a complete product portfolio for the cosmetics industry.

Founded in 1993, LONGCHEM C & S International Corp. is located in China and Taiwan and produces Optical Brighteners, ideal to enhance white hair and provide neon effect.

Lubrizol Personal Care is present in every step of the hair care, skin and bath routine, bringing solutions and technologies such as rheological modifiers, surfactants, polymers and conditioning agents and functional products that help deliver texture, sensory feeling , claims and benefits that consumers seek while assisting formulators in the challenges encountered during the process of developing a new formula with the simplicity, confidence, and economy they need. Leading brands like Carbopol®, Pemulen ™, Lipotec and Glucamate ™ are part of Lubrizol’s broad portfolio of solutions.

SPECIAL PVC RESINS

Global company and leader in the manufacture of special vinyl resins used in the manufacture of products for PVC frames, synthetic laminates, plastisol, sanitary varnish and other segments. The VESTOLIT brand is recognized worldwide for its high-performance products, quality and consistency. With more than 50 years of history, it has a business model of vertical integration and strategic acquisitions which leads to exclusive access to raw materials, proprietary technology and global competitiveness.

NAGASE is a special chemicals trading company, founded in Kyoto, Japan, in 1832. Over the years it has been using its technology and expertise together with its global network to transform its business into a hybrid model that offers manufacturing, processing and R & D for the most diverse segments.

Novachem is an environmentally friendly company formed by qualified professionals with the ability to research, develop and manufacture innovative products of natural origin for the cosmetics market.

STAPLE CEMENT

Founded in 1967 and located in France, it produces the Polygrip line of staple cement, which is synonymous with quality, flexibility and resistance to breakage. The line provides high energy savings and allows drying at low temperatures. It maintains the integrity of the comb, due to the high adhesion and flexibility of the film formed by the cement, which is resistant to wire surface impurities.

PEARLESCENT AND EFFECT PIGMENTS

Specialist in the production of pearlescent pigments based on natural or synthetic mica, which attribute pearlescent, metallized, iridescent and multicolored effects to various coatings. The product range encompasses up to 14 series and more than 600 kinds of pigments which are widely used in automotive coatings, powder coatings and many other applications.

RELEASE PAPER

American company recognized as a pioneer of release paper technology and a market leader which offers the widest range of papers, providing better texture, softness and gloss pattern to the laminate.

In the Ultracast and Classic versions, the engravings are highly differentiated and can be applied in interiors of automobiles, furniture, shoes, bags, artifacts and clothing in general. They are widely used to transfer texture to decorative laminates found also in kitchens, bathrooms, floors and other decorative surfaces. Versatile, a Sappi release paper expands the range of design options for manufacturers of a wide range of industries.

Specialist for more than 128 years in preservation and antimicrobial issues.

The Special Additives International (Specialty Chemicals) business unit develops, produces and distributes preservatives for various applications, especially for the cosmetics and oil & gas industries, as well as for the household, coating, construction and metallurgy industries. In addition, it offers versatile and multi-functional multi-segment additives.

Schuelke’s technical support contributes not only to product safety but also to customer productivity and profitability. Environmentally sustainable biocides and additives improve and / or protect end products and resources in our world.

The specific strength of Schuelke is general knowledge in preservation and disinfection. With a comprehensive concept of Microbiological Quality Management (MQM), it develops complete solutions for the production of human-safe and microbiologically clean products.

Fragrances and special aromas: Specialized in the creation and production of a line of high quality fragrances for all applications aimed at the pharmaceutical and cosmetic markets.

CHEMICAL SPECIALTIES

Toray is an integrated chemical group that operates in 26 countries and regions around the world. The group resorts to nanotechnology in its operations, using synthetic organic chemistry, polymer chemistry and biotechnology as its core technologies. In addition to the core business of fiber & textiles and plastics & chemicals, Toray also promotes the global development of IT-related products, carbon fiber composites, pharmaceuticals and medical products, environment and engineering.