Vestby, 17 November 2020
Biesterfeld and PROD’HYG expand their distribution partnership for cosmetic ingredients to the Nordic countries
Biesterfeld is expanding its successful partnership with the French manufacturer PROD’HYG. Biesterfeld has been distributing the portfolio of high-quality functional and specific active ingredients in Spain and Portugal since 2017 and in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine and Bulgaria since 2018. With immediate effect, the cooperation has now been extended to include the subsidiary Lindberg & Lund AS and covers distribution rights for Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.
As well as functional raw materials such as consistency agents, emollients and preservatives, the product portfolio also includes nature-inspired active ingredients such as plant extracts. These include palm-free, sustainable and fairly-traded ingredients such as Prodhysoft® ABK. The Allanblackia plant butter, which is COSMOS-certified, reduces epidermal moisture loss and provides long-lasting hydration. It spreads better than both shea and cocoa butter and leaves the skin feeling softer and fresher. Furthermore, the Hydrobase® line of hydrogenated vegetable oils forms part of the portfolio. With their precise and reproducible melting points, they are suitable for creating specific sensory effects and textures. Their low unsaturated fatty acid content makes them very oxidation-stable. The portfolio is rounded off by the Lactabase® line, which comprises a range of different fatty alcohols esterified with lactic acid.
The raw materials in the portfolio are suitable for a range of cosmetic formulations in skin and hair care, sun care and colour-cosmetic applications.
“In Scandinavia there is an exceptionally strong demand for high-quality, eco-friendly and vegan products. Our customers prefer products and ingredients of natural origin, ideally also complying with the COSMOS and Nordic Swan standards, mentioning a few, and coming with extensive documentation and the backing of effectiveness studies,” says Lars Martin Haugberg, Sales Manager Healthcare & LifeScience, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie. “The raw materials supplied by PROD’HYG are the perfect fit for our portfolio in terms of innovative and sustainable product solutions for the cosmetics industry.”
“We have a highly successful partnership with Biesterfeld and are confident that we will be just as successful with the Biesterfeld Group in Scandinavia,” adds Nicolas Pajot, Managing Director of Laboratories PROD’HYG. “The Lindberg & Lund Group is extremely well established on the Nordic market and offers a combination of outstanding application-specific consulting and excellent logistics.”
As a specialist in plant extraction for more than 70 years, PROD’HYG has continuously improved its extraction processes by making them more efficient while seeking to limit their environmental impact. Prodhyg gained worldwide recognitions such as ISO 9001/14001, Cosmos Organic Standard, UEBT membership, Ecovadis Platinum member and RSPO certified products.
Our expertise is recognized the world over and the quality of our extracts and our formulation solutions has been instrumental to the success of many finished products in the cosmetics market. We strive to perfect our methods and increase our offering by working with all types of plants and by strictly selecting the best production practice.
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 114 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.