ChemSpec Ltd, a member of Safic-Alcan, is a new distribution partner of CosmAct S.A.S. in the US market

ChemSpec Ltd, a member of Safic-Alcan, is a new distribution partner of CosmAct S.A.S. in the US market

10th April 2022

ChemSpec Ltd, a member of Safic-Alcan, a global distributor of specialty chemicals, is pleased to announce a new partnership with CosmAct S.A.S in the United States for the distribution of Cosm'Oils and Cos'Butters mainly of African and Indian origin.

This partnership extends the portfolio of oils and butters which will now include products from Brazil, India, European and African countries. CosmAct has a strong CSR strategy and its Indian product line adheres to the Nagoya Protocol.

Our partnership with ChemSpec, member of Safic-Alcan is a great step! With this agreement, we enable our customers in the US a state side point of contact for discovering and experiencing our Cosm’Oils and Cos’Butters ranges. At CosmAct, we feel confident that this is a key benefit for our customers and that ChemSpec is ideally suited to represent commercially and technically our portfolio.

“We are thrilled to begin our partnership with CosmAct in the United States market. They help continue to build diversity within our portfolio while using technical expertise to offer oils and butters including high performing specialties. We look forward to representing CosmAct on a national level and look forward to many successful 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 CosmAct

CosmAct is a French independent manufacturer of natural and organic specialty ingredients for cosmetic and household applications. Both headquarters and facilities in the Paris region, CosmAct supports raw material and finished product manufacturers globally through a network of strong partnerships. Primarily focused on oils and butters, the company is evolving feedstock regions beyond India and Africa to support additional regions including Europe and North America. CosmAct remains an agile organization with the reactivity and flexibility to implement solutions including customized products at record pace to ensure customer needs are always met. For more information, please visit

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