FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- BASF Corporation and Ross Organic have entered into an exclusive agreement for the distribution of BASF's personal care business in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. The agreement is effective November 1, 2013 and ROSS will become the exclusive distributor effective January 16, 2014.The products that are included in the agreement are:
Arlypon, Avanel®, Bisabolol, Bronidox®, Cegesoft®, Cetiol®, Cibafast®, Comperlan®, Copherol®, Cosmedia®, Covi-ox®, Covitol®, Cremophor®, Cutina®, Dehydol®, Dehymuls®, Dehyquart®, Dehyton®, Edeta, Emulgade®, Eumulgin®, Euperlan®, Eutanol®, Generol®, Gluadin®, Hispagel, Irgacare®, Irgasan®, Jordapon®, Lameform, Lamepon®, Lamesoft®, Lanette®, Lantrol®, Luviflex, Luvigel, Luvimer®, Luviquat, Luviset®, Luviskol®, Luvitol, Monomuls, Myritol®, Neutrol®, Nutrilan®, Phytol, Plantacare®, Plantapon®, Plantaren®, Plantasil®, Pluracare®, RetiSTAR®, Rheocare®, Salcare®, Sulfopon®, Texapon®, Tinogard®, Tinosorb®, Tinovis®, Ultrahold®, Uvinul®, and Z-Cote®.
"We look forward to servicing the western region with the BASF product line", said Stephanie Leshney, Ross Organic President & CEO. "It's an honor to be aligned with the largest, most comprehensive specialty ingredients manufacturer in the personal care industry".
"The selection was made based on the distributor's strength in the west coast region as well as its expertise in the personal care market segment. We are very pleased with this new agreement and look forward to working closely with Ross Organic," said Eduardo Padilla, Director Corporate Distribution BASF North America.
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About Ross Organic
Ross Organic has become known as a premier distributor of specialty ingredients in the western region. The company has over twenty-five years of experience selling into the cosmetic and personal care industry and a solid track record for growth and advancement. Ross Organic employs a team of technical sales professionals who work with marketers, product development companies and formulators to develop new and improved cosmetic and personal care products. The company distributes the products it sells out of its NACD approved 40,000 sq. ft. facility in the Los Angeles, CA (Santa Fe Springs) area.
About BASF Care Chemicals
BASF Care Chemicals division offers a broad range of ingredients for hygiene, personal care, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. It is the global leading supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergents and cleaners industry and supports its customers with innovative and sustainable products, solutions and concepts. The division's high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients, pigments and UV filters. Superabsorbent polymers developed for the full spectrum of hygiene applications complete the range. It has production and development sites in all regions and its expanding its presence in emerging markets.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales of $18.5 billion in 2012.