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Amyris & Centerchem Join Hands to Distribute Neossance Squalane in US & Canada

Published on 2012-06-29. Author : SpecialChem

NORWALK, CT -- Centerchem, Inc. announced a multi-year supply agreement for Amyris's Neossance squalane. Under the agreement Centerchem will be the distributor for Neossance squalane in the United States and Canada.

"We believe that Neossance Squalane is poised to become the industry's leading sustainable alternative to conventional sources of squalane," said Jon Packer, President of Centerchem.

"We are excited to have joined forces with Centerchem for distribution of Neossance squalane in the United States and Canada," said John Melo, CEO of Amyris. "Our squalane gives customers a renewable and reliable alternative source for this best-in-class emollient."

Neossance Squalane

Squalane is an emollient that prevents skin moisture loss while restoring the suppleness and flexibility. Its exceptional moisturizing properties and ability to penetrate the skin have long made squalane a favorite among cosmetics and personal care formulators. Historically, squalane has been sourced either from shark liver or from olive oil, raising concerns about its sustainability and availability.

Amyris, a leading renewable products company, has developed a unique biotechnology process that enables the reliable and sustainable production of 100% plant-derived pure squalane: Neossance Squalane. This high performance, ECOCERT-approved and USDA-certified 100% bio-based emollient is derived from plant sugars at a scale capable of meeting the world's demand.

Neossance Squalane is highly moisturizing and fast absorbing while providing a silky, smooth and luxurious touch. Ideal for elegant face products and emulsions, as well as body lotions and moisturizers, Neossance Squalane leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth without a greasy, heavy after-feel. Amyris's manufacturing process, based in North Carolina, provides consistent product quality, yielding a colorless and odorless squalane that is more stable to ultra-violet light than conventional squalane.

About Centerchem

Centerchem Inc., founded in 1948, is an important marketer and distributor of quality functional ingredients within a wide variety of technology based industries.

About Amyris, Inc.

Amyris is building an integrated renewable products company by applying industrial synthetic biology to genetically modify microorganisms to serve as living factories. Amyris designs these microorganisms to produce defined molecules for use as renewable chemicals and transportation fuels. Amyris Brasil S.A., a subsidiary of Amyris, oversees the establishment and expansion of Amyris's production in Brazil. In addition, Amyris is building fuels distribution capabilities in the United States through its subsidiary, Amyris Fuels LLC.

Amyris and Neossance are trademarks or registered trademarks of Amyris, Inc.

Source: Centerchem


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