Biesterfeld and IFF extend strategic partnership to the Brazilian market

Hamburg, 19th 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 is distributing the GENENCARE® bioactives portfolio and the new functional active ingredient line AURIST™ in Brazil. The new agreement further strengthens the successful and long-standing partnership between the two companies in the personal care sector. The portfolio is available in the DACH region, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine via Biesterfeld.

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, Turkey and Ukraine, Brazil is another very important Personal Care market. 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 Brazil, helping to enlarge complementarity and attractiveness in the eyes of our customers. We look forward to a long-lasting and successful cooperation.”

“This is a key moment in which more and more brands are looking to offer products with a lower environmental impact, without giving up high performance.”, said Carolina Montefrío, Home & Personal Care Leader for Latin America at IFF. “We have built a very strong partnership with Biesterfeld's personal care team, who have a proven track record in growing the GENENCARE® and AURIST™ business, and we look forward to further expanding our collaboration with Biesterfeld. The expanded partnership will support the growth of IFF's latest biomaterials in the cosmetics and personal care industry in Brazil. With our extensive global presence and the optimisation of our services in the region, we are committed to continuous innovation to help the industry go from strength to strength.”

About IFF:

At IFF (NYSE: IFF), an industry leader in food, beverage, scent, health and biosciences, 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. Learn more at iff.com, (X) TwitterFacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn.

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