Biesterfeld and IFF expand strategic partnership to the Polish market

Biesterfeld is expanding its long-term partnership with US ingredient manufacturer IFF Health & Biosciences. With immediate effect, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie will distribute the GENENCARE® bioactives portfolio in Poland. Thanks to this new agreement, Biesterfeld, one of the leading distributor of specialty chemicals now holds extended distribution rights for the products that have already successfully been distributed in the personal care sector in the DACH region 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 recently achieved certification through the Upcycled Food Association’s (UFA) Upcycled Certified™ Program. The UFA’s Upcycled Certification Program is the world’s first third-party certification program for upcycled ingredients and products. 

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.

Bettina Heick, Business Manager LifeScience at Biesterfeld Spezialchemie says: “We are very excited about the expansion of our partnership with IFF to Poland. The product offering of  IFF picks up very well on current trends such as upcycling, sustainable and natural. The team is looking forward to working with the GENENCARE® range which serves the demand for sustainably-sourced ingredients. On top, the newly acquired products perfectly complement the existing portfolio in these regions.”

“At IFF Health & Biosciences we are continuously optimizing our channel partner network in EMEA to continue growth and ensure a reliable supply to our customers. We have established a very strong partnership with Biesterfeld and its personal care team which has a proven track record in growing GENENCARE® business in the EMEA region. Therefore, we are proud to expand our collaboration with Biesterfeld.”, adds Vincent Wortel, Sales Manager EMEA Personal Care at IFF.

About IFF
At IFF (NYSE: IFF), an industry leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and sensorial experiences, science and creativity meet to create essential solutions for a better world – from global icons to unexpected innovations and experiences. With the beauty of art and the precision of science, we are an international collective of thinkers who partners with customers to bring scents, tastes, experiences, ingredients and solutions for products the world craves. Together, we will do more good for people and planet.  

About Biesterfeld Spezialchemie: 
Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is one of the leading international distributors of specialty chemical products, food ingredients and solutions worldwide. The product portfolio focuses on the requirements of selected industries, including composites and tooling, personal care and cleaning, healthcare, paints and coatings, adhesives, polyurethane, construction, nutrition, electrical, electronics and energy. As a partner to leading global suppliers, the company is represented throughout Europe and provides solution-orientated, technology-based expertise as well as customised solutions. Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is part of the Biesterfeld Group, which has been active as a trade and service company for 115 years. With over 40 locations worldwide, the mainly family-owned group is one of the leading distributors for plastics, rubber, as well as basic and specialty chemicals.

Logo Biesterfeld AG

Press Contact

Biesterfeld AG, Eva Switala

Contact Person

Eva Switala

Spokesperson HealthCare | Performance Products | Nutrition


Biesterfeld AG, Melanie Lang

Contact Person

Melanie Lang

Spokesperson LifeScience | CASE | Polymer Additives