Biesterfeld and IFF expand strategic partnership to the Turkish market

Hamburg, 1th February 2024 – Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products, pharma and food ingredients, and IFF, an industry leading manufacturer in food, beverage, scent, health and biosciences, are expanding their long-term partnership. With immediate effect, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie will distribute the GENENCARE® bioactives portfolio and the new functional ingredient line AURIST™ in Turkey. Thanks to this new agreement, Biesterfeld now holds extended distribution rights for the products that have already successfully been distributed in the personal care sector in the DACH region, Poland and Ukraine for many years.

The GENENCARE® bioactives portfolio consists of a range of all-natural, 100% plant-based active ingredients that deliver benefits across skin, hair care and color cosmetics. Ingredients in the GENENCARE® personal care bioactives range have achieved certification through the Upcycled Food Association’s (UFA) Upcycled Certified™ Program.

Extracted from a side stream of sugar production, the GENENCARE® OSMS osmolytes contribute to skin health by managing water balance in skin and within the formulation and protect skin from dehydration. Penetrating into the hair shaft and binding to the surface, they also help protect, strengthen, and care for healthier-looking hair and scalp.

The new functional ingredient line AURIST™ features AURIST™ GHI, a natural rheology modifier based on guar gum, and AURIST™ AGC, the In-Cosmetics Global award-winning, readily biodegradable conditioning biopolymer based on the new-to-the-world Designed Enzymatic Biopolymer (DEB) platform.

Bartosz Piatkowski, Business Manager LifeScience at Biesterfeld Spezialchemie says: “We are very excited to expand our partnership with IFF to another country. Following the DACH region, Poland and Ukraine, Turkey is another very important Personal Care market in Europe. IFF's product range is perfectly in line with the latest trends of sustainability, natural origin or multifunctionality. We are excited that brands such as GENENCARE® and AURIST™ are now part of our portfolio in Turkey, helping to enlarge complementarity and attractiveness in the eyes of our customers. We look forward to a long-lasting and successful cooperation.”

“Our channel partners play an essential role to serve our customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA),” said Jeroen Ingelbrecht, VP Emerging Market Sales, Health & Biosciences at IFF. “We are continuously optimizing our channel partner network to drive growth and ensure a reliable supply to our customers. We have established a very strong partnership with Biesterfeld’s personal care team which has a proven track record in growing the GENENCARE® and AURIST™ businesses, and we are excited to further expand our collaboration with Biesterfeld.”

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