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Forestwise Opens New Factory for Illipe Butter in Indonesia

Published on 2020-04-27. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Natural/ Organic     Skin Care    

Forestwise_Illipe_butterForestwise has announced the opening of its new factory in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. The factory’s innovative storage system helps guarantee a ready supply of Illipe butter all-year round, even during non-harvest seasons.

Ideal Ingredient for Lipsticks and Face Masks

Illipe butter is produced from the nuts of the endangered Shorea Stenoptera tree, which only grows in the forests of Borneo. The butter is traditionally used by local villagers to moisturize skin and to heal sores and sunburns.

The moisturizing efficacy and high melting point of Illipe butter makes it an ideal ingredient for solid formulations, such as lipsticks, face masks, and even shampoo, soap, and lotion bars.

We partner with rainforest communities to harvest ingredients like nuts, oil, and rainforest sugar — all of which are processed into raw materials that can be used in food and cosmetic applications. And since we purchase the ingredients directly from local communities, all our unique, high-quality products are fully traceable to the source,” said Dirk-Jan Oudshoorn, founder and CEO of Forestwise.

Caters Demand for Ethical Products

Manufacturers and formulators can also use Illipe butter from Forestwise to cater consumers’ demands for ethical products. Furthermore, Forestwise’s supply chain processes allow the company to track and control its entire supply network, from when the nut falls to the ground, to the refining and production process. The novel ingredient is also certified Fair for Life, USDA NOP Organic, and EU Organic by Ecocert.

With our transparent supply chain processes, manufacturers have complete assurance over the source of our ingredients,” Oudshoorn said. “Our ability to offer fully traceable Illipe butter also offers manufacturers the opportunity to participate in guaranteeing fair pay, as well as environmentally friendly, ethical sourcing within their supply network.”

Source: Forestwise
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