Biesterfeld Spezialchemie has become the exclusive distributor of bio-based and biodegradable cellulose raw materials of J. Rettenmaier & Söhne (JRS) for the personal care segment in Germany.
“Technology-based consulting and expertise in cosmetic formulations is especially in demand when it comes to replacing raw ingredients,” said Harald Schlosser, global head of the Home & Personal Care business unit at JRS, when explaining why Biesterfeld was chosen.
The agreement covers JRS’s new portfolio of natural, sustainable and biodegradable plant- and ocean-based ingredients, which are primarily used in formulations for hair, skin and sun care products as well as hygiene products, decorative cosmetics and oral hygiene.
The ingredients are extracted from wood, bamboo, apples, oats, oranges, maize, potatoes and brown algae using both chemical and mechanical methods. They are 100% natural in origin and have applications including rheology modifiers, exfoliants or to enhance the sensory profile of a formulation.