LANXESS showcases at Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) tradeshow Feb 21-23, 2017, Booth 3K43, H3, Guangzhou Poly World Trade Center

LANXESS: Quality Cares


Feb 21, 2017, Shanghai – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS’s subsidiary LANXESS Distribution GmbH participates in 2017 Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) tradeshow, in Guangzhou, to demonstrate a variety of quality personal care ingredients.

Cosmetics and care products are all widely used in daily life, therefore they have very strict requirements for safety and significant effects of raw materials. Adhering to the its branding principle of “Quality works”, LANXESS collaborated with customers to develop high-quality products.

LANXESS Distribution provides various ingredients under the brand PUROLAN® and Solbrol®, which can be widely applied to different cosmetic fields, including skin care, hair care and color cosmetics. The company’s personal care ingredients are capable of adding value to cosmetic formulas, such as emollients offering perfect skin touch and preservatives in protection formulas.

“China is the second biggest personal care market in the world, and maintains rapid growth for multiple years. For the last five years, the average selling price of China’s personal care products rose continuously, which indicates that cosmetics of high quality (high price) are gaining more market shares.” Michael Bader, Head of Global Personal Care Products of LANXESS Distribution (LD), said, “LD offers ingredients with extremely high purity, and we work on providing premium ingredients for customers. As China’s largest cosmetic ingredient tradeshow, PCHi has offered us a perfect platform to display our broad product range.”

In addition, the reliable, skin-friendly insect repellent –  Saltidin® (manufactured by the LANXESS business unit Saltigo) will be displayed this time.  It can protect humans from diseases caused by many arthropods such as mosquitos, flies, sand flies and ticks. Saltidin® has extremely low permeability and allergenicity, but fine compatibility with other ingredients.

On 22th Feb, 9:30 AM, LANXESS Distribution and Saltigo will deliver a keynote speech together at the New Technology Session, to introduce the efficient and safe insect repellent Saltidin to customers.

“Every year, the European Commission issues revised regulations on cosmetics, which makes the strict regulations more specific. In recent years, high quality cosmetics are more and more popular in China due to the local customers’ increasing awareness on cosmetics quality. At PCHi,  LANXESS is introducing the ultrapure raw materials to Chinese customers, as well as providing them with high quality solutions,” said Jiming Yan, Sales Responsible of LANXESS Distribution.

PUROLAN® – High purity ingredients for Personal Care

PUROLAN® isoparaffin series are shown at the fair as one of LD’s main products. These emollients are especially applicable for cosmetics with a pleasant touch experience, which are much welcomed by consumers.

Beyond that,  highlights of LD’s presentation are:

PUROLAN® PD-LO is a low-odor pentanediol that can be used as humectant, dispersant and synergist for preservative in low-odor formulas.

Isoparaffins such as the isohexadecane Purolan IHD are used in the
cosmetics industry as spreading agents among other applications,
and can serve as a substitute for poorly biodegradable silicones, for

LANXESS is one of the world's leading manufacturers of benzyl alcohol, and PUROLAN® BA is a low odor version of benzyl alcohol specially designed for personal care market. It can be applied with other preservatives to offer synergistic anti-corrosion effects.

" Purity is particularly important since cosmetics are in direct contact with human body," said Bader, "In contrast to many other products that are used as commodities in the chemical industry, our raw materials are particularly suitable for the cosmetics sector owing to their purity.”

Solbrol® – Reliable protection

The Solbrol® portfolio includes several cosmetic preservatives, including a series of paraben and non-paraben mixed organic acid preservatives, which can prevent all kinds of microorganisms and provide protection against corrosion.

Solbrol® FFA is a mixture of AHA, its efficient antibacterial effect is particularly suitable for 'preservative-free' cosmetics.

LANXESS Distribution GmbH, based in Leverkusen, Germany, is LANXESS’ global sales and trading partner in the field of chemical intermediates and specialty chemicals. As a 100% subsidiary, it supplies premium chemical products, provides expert solutions and specialist advice for the chemical industry, personal care and animal nutrition along with selected plant treatment products. Detailed information on the products and on regional contacts can be found on the Internet at www.lanxess-distribution.com.

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 7.9 billion in 2015 and about 16,700 employees in 29 countries. The company is currently represented at 54 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, specialty chemicals and plastics. Through ARLANXEO, the joint venture with Saudi Aramco, LANXESS is also a leading supplier of synthetic rubber. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and FTSE4Good.

On Jan. 31, 2005, LANXESS AG was initially listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and its subsidiary LANXESS Chemical (China) Co., Ltd. officially began operations. Today, LANXESS has 10 subsidiaries including 3 joint ventures, as well as 8 R&D centers in China, with over 1,700 employees in Greater China. LANXESS works closely with its local partners to develop market-oriented solutions that meet local market needs.

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