Arkema, Rheology & Specialty Additives and ChemSpec Ltd, a member of Safic-Alcan, enter into a new agreement for the US market

Arkema, Rheology & Specialty Additives and ChemSpec Ltd, a member of Safic-Alcan, enter into a new agreement for the US market

Arkema, Rheology & Specialty Additives and Safic-Alcan are entering into an agreement in the US for the distribution of Rheostyl™ rheology modifiers and Rheostyl™ E polymeric emulsifiers to the cosmetic markets. The territory scope of the contract is covering the eastern part of the US covering all states east of the Mississippi River.

Rheostyl™ and Rheostyl™ E lines are acrylic polymers offering unique performances for the skin care, sun care, color cosmetics & cleansing markets. Both lines have been introduced at In Cosmetics Paris 2022 in April with a bio-attributed origin thanks to a mass balance approach. Rheostyl™ & Rheostyl™ E products with a bio-attributed origin will deliver the same recognized performances and contribute to reduce the carbon footprint of our customer formulas. Beyond the bio-attributed sourcing, Rheostyl™ E multifunctional polymeric emulsifiers provide additional benefits to meet the clean beauty trend as it allows to formulate minimalist products in cold process.

We are delighted to partner with Safic-Alcan Personal care to leverage our presence on the East Coast of the US. This new partnership will strengthen our historical collaboration initiated in Europe. We are confident to develop a fruitful cooperation as we share the same philosophy to offer customers innovative and responsible solutions.

“As we look at our continued growth year after year, developing great partnerships plays a significant role in our division’s success. We are pleased to expand the partnership with Arkema into an additional region outside of Europe; fully expecting a prosperous venture together for many years to come. “ Jacquelyn Ryan, Sales & Marketing Director, Cosmetics, ChemSpec, Ltd.  

About ChemSpec

CHEMSPEC, Ltd. is a Uniontown, Ohio-based management-owned chemical distribution firm. ChemSpec is a subsidiary of Paris, France-based SAFIC-ALCAN. CHEMSPEC, Ltd. also has Mexican and Canadian subsidiaries. CHEMSPEC distributes specialty and commodity chemical additives and specialty polymers into the North American elastomer mixing industry, as well as coatings, adhesive/sealant, inks, plastics compounding market segments, as well as provides innovative specialty ingredients to the cosmetic and personal care industry. The cosmetics division’s offering is unique due to the diversity of their portfolio, the focus on naturality and sustainability, the high performing ingredients, and the creativity as well as formulation skills of the Group’s application labs.

About Safic-Alcan

Safic-Alcan is a French independent distributor of specialty chemicals headquartered in Paris La Défense (France). The Company develops and provides wide ranges of polymers, materials and additives for the rubber, coatings, adhesives, thermoplastics, polyurethane, lubricants, detergency, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals industries. With a network of 32 offices strategically located in Europe, Turkey, Middle East, North America, Mexico China and South Africa, the company represents state-of-the art manufacturers around the world. Its highly specialized sales engineers allow Safic-Alcan to provide dedicated technical expertise and high performance solutions thus creating long term partnership with most of its principals and customers. Safic-Alcan employs 697 people worldwide and generated a turnover of 725 M€ in 2021.

About Arkema, Rheology & Specialty Additives

Arkema, Rheology & Specialty Additives designs and produces rheology additives for formulations and water-borne processes. With Innovation for Sustainable Development as a core strategy, Arkema, Rheology & Specialty Additives is developing high performance additives to serve a wide variety of applications, such as Paints & Coatings, Paper Coatings, Minerals Processing, Construction, Home Care, Personal Care and Water Treatment. With production sites in France, the Netherlands, USA, China, and in Brazil, Arkema, Rheology & Specialty Additives employs more than 400 people. It is a subsidiary of the ARKEMA group, France’s leading chemicals producer.


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