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05/10/2017Lawrenceville, Georgia (May 10, 2017) - Essential Ingredients, Inc. is selected for the Forbes Best Small Companies 2017 list. Twenty-five “small giant” privately-owned companies are featured. In common, they all value greatness over growth, have healthy financials, and contribute to their communities. The list is unranked and cover numerous industries.
10/01/2016Lawrenceville, Georgia (October 1, 2016) – Essential Ingredients, Inc. is selected by Kerry, Inc. to distribute its personal care ingredients in the United States.

Kerry is a global company head-quartered in Ireland with over 23,000 employees with operations in 26 countries. Its specialties are food emulsification, texture, preservation, and nutrition. Kerry’s vision is to create sustainable value for its customers, employees, community, and shareholders. Their products for personal care include emulsifiers, emollients, and polymers with a focus on natural and sustainability.
08/01/2016Lawrenceville, Georgia (August 1, 2016) – Essential Ingredients, Inc. has been chosen by Bontoux, Inc. as the exclusive national distributor of personal care products for the United States.

Bontoux's beginnings trace back to 1898 in the Provence region of France where wild lavender was gathered by the family patriarch, Geraud Bontoux. Today, Bontoux operates production sites on multiple continents to supply customers with the high quality essential oils for the personal care industry. Their experts deploy the most sophisticated, effective technologies in order to offer you top-quality, complex, original products of natural origin. Bontoux offers an extensive range of both conventional and certified organic essential oils. Bontoux Inc. was established in 1993 to directly service North American territories.

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07/15/2016Lawrenceville, Georgia (July 15, 2016) – Essential Ingredients, Inc. was selected by DuPont to expand the distribution of their GENENCARE™ Ingredients for the personal care industry, to include the Western United States. Essential Ingredients will now be responsible for the entire United States.

“We are excited to build upon the success we have realized thus far with Essential Ingredients by this new appointment,”comments Marvanne DeClerck, Regional Sales and Industry leader of the Home & Personal Care team within DuPont.“As we continue to bring more differentiated and bio-based innovations to the personal care sector, having a strong and committed channel partner such as Essential Ingredients is crucial.”

“Our team is thrilled to build upon our successful partnership with DuPont,” says Mark Chilton, Vice President of Marketing, Essential Ingredients. “The GENENCARE™ Osmolyte product line has been very popular as a natural optionfor moisturization and protection.”

About DuPont

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form ofinnovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers,governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enoughhealthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. Foradditional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com
05/05/2016Lawrenceville, Georgia (May 5, 2016) – Kris Maynard, CEO and Chairman of Essential Ingredients, recently announced a series of organizational changes in support of the company’s growth plans. “One of our strategic initiatives is to represent suppliers throughout the continental U.S. Our current coverage area is all states east of the Rocky Mountains. We are in the process of expanding to cover the rest of the continental U.S. This effort will be led by Mike Crum in his new role as Chief Development Officer. Mike had led of our most recent expansion efforts and is uniquely positioned to make our westward expansion a success.” In addition to the westward expansion, Mike Crum will be responsible for developing business relationships with new suppliers.

In other moves, Justin Jordan has been promoted to President of Essential Ingredients. In this role, he will lead the rest of the senior team including Todd Miller who recently joined the company as VP of Sales following successful sales roles at both Dow Chemical and Lonza. Mark Chilton was promoted to VP of Marketing. Todd Miller, Mark Chilton and the senior leaders of Tech Services, Finance, Customer Service and HR will report to Justin Jordan.

“I’m very excited about how these changes will position us for continued growth,” said Kris Maynard. “We see an opportunity to take our model, which has been extremely popular with suppliers, and expand it to cover the entire country.”

07/01/2015Lawrenceville, Georgia (July 1, 2015) – Essential Ingredients, Inc., one of the nation’s premier suppliers of raw materials and chemicals, was selected by DuPont to distribute and sell their GENENCARE™ Natural Active Ingredients for the personal care industry. Essential Ingredients will be responsible for U.S. customers east of the Rocky Mountains.

“We are excited about adding Essential Ingredients to our list of channel partners for this segment,” says Grace Chou, personal care category leader of the Home & Personal Care industry team within DuPont. “We aim to bring more differentiated and bio-based innovations to the personal care sector, and see a clear role for Essential Ingredients moving forward.”

Mike Crum, Senior Vice President of Commercial Development, Essential Ingredients, comments: “DuPont is a known leader in innovative sustainable ingredients. We are proud to be representing the personal care products of such a fine company".

About DuPont

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form ofinnovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com
07/01/2015We are pleased to announce that Jeremy Hosler has joined our team as a Sales Representative in the Midwest Region. Jeremy possesses a chemistry degree from the University of Wisconsin and joins us with 7 years of sales experience in the chemical industry.

Jeremy's contact information:

Cell number: (262) 853-3964
Email: jhosler@essentialingredients.com
Office: (770) 831-9010
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06/30/2015As Essential Ingredients continues to grow our distribution business in terms of expanded geography, additional product lines and more customers, we have chosen to divest the Curoxyl® and Curcylic® product lines to focus on our core distribution business.

Effective June 30, 2015, Vantage Specialty Ingredients, Inc. has acquired these two technologies. For questions or inquiries please contact your Vantage Account Manager. http://www.lipochemicals.com/contact-us
04/01/2015Lawrenceville, Georgia (September 15) –Lubrizol has selected us to represent the Active Organics® platform including its broad range of botanical extracts. Essential Ingredients will be the exclusive distributor for customers east of the Rocky Mountains*.

Actiphytes® - Botanical Extracts Learn more

Actiplexes® - Custom combinations of botanical extracts

Activera® – Aloe vera-based products in multiple forms Learn more

Aromaphytes® – Natural fragrance ingredients Learn more

Actiscrubs® – Natural exfoliating scrubs Learn more

*Natural Performance Ingredients from Active Organics, Inc. will continue to be sold directly by Active Organics.

About Active Organics, Inc.

As a pioneer in botanical extracts for the personal care products industry, Active Organics, Inc. is recognized around the world for their technological development and consistently high quality products. Active Organics, Inc., since 2011, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. and key part of the Global Skin Care Business at Lubrizol Personal and Home Care Unit.
09/15/2014Lawrenceville, Georgia (Sept. 15) – Essential Ingredients, Inc. has been chosen by AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry to distribute and sell its personal care products and technologies. Under the agreement, Essential Ingredients will be the authorized distributor for U.S. customers east of the Rocky Mountains, with the exception of Texas.

Essential Ingredients is the right partner for AkzoNobel. “Both companies are passionate about growing customers’ businesses by applying their unique chemical expertise, market understanding and applications know-how to develop innovative and sustainable solutions,” said Dennis Crimmins, Sales Manager for AkzoNobel Personal Care Distribution and Key Accounts. We look forward to working together to expand our businesses and further benefit our customers.”

Essential Ingredients has successfully grown its business by understanding the needs of its customers and applying its unique expertise to meet these needs. “AkzoNobel continues to innovate and bring to market new ingredients and technologies for a wide range of personal care applications,” said Mike Crum, Senior Vice President of Commercial Development, Essential Ingredients. “Adding the AkzoNobel portfolio to our mix of raw materials will really help our customers improve their product offerings.”

The AkzoNobel product portfolio for personal care applications includes film-forming polymers, aesthetic modifiers, conditioning agents, rheology modifiers, active ingredients, surfactants and specialty additives. Combining its breadth of personal care ingredients with extensive expertise in product and applications development, and superior technical service, AkzoNobel is a trusted partner in the creation of the finest hair care, hair styling, cleansing, conditioning, skin and sun care products.

About AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry

Surface Chemistry is a Business Unit of AkzoNobel employing over 1900 people in 50 countries. Based in Chicago, U.S., with regional marketing centers and R&D facilities in United States, Brazil, Singapore, India, China and Sweden, AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry is a leading supplier of specialty surfactants and synthetic and bio-polymers additives serving a wide range of industries including home and personal care. AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry is a leader in providing high-performance beauty technologies to the personal care industry. Partnering with leading consumer personal care businesses, the business unit provides world-class development resources that create solutions for personal care technology needs today and envision the market needs of tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.essentialingredients.com or www.sc.akzonobel.com
03/01/2014Lawrenceville, Georgia (March 1, 2014) – Essential Ingredients, Inc. has been chosen by SE Tylose USA to represent the Tylose® line of cellulose ethers used in personal care and HI&I market segments. Essential Ingredients will be responsible for U.S. customers east of the Rocky Mountains.

“SE Tylose is one of the world leaders in the production of cellulose ethers,” says Tim J. Butler, sales and distribution manager, SE Tylose USA. “We selected Essential Ingredients to represent us for the personal care and HI&I industries due to their proven sales force, excellent customer service and outstanding reputation in the industry.”

For personal care products, Tylose® grades deliver viscosity control and rheological properties. Tylose grades provide a thickening effect and improve the foam stability of bubble bath, preserve moisture during a perm treatment, increase the stickiness of adhesive creams, act as a binder in powder make-ups and optimize the distribution of coloring agents in the hair. In home care applications, Tylose® products are ideal for thickening and adjusting the rheology of liquid, water-based cleaners.

SE Tylose is in the process of building a new $120 million plant in Louisiana to produce hydroxyethyl cellulose. The plant will be capable of producing 9,000 tons annually.

About SE Tylose GmbH & Co. KG: SE Tylose GmbH & Co. KG is a growing German chemical company belonging to the Japanese Shin-Etsu Group. As one of the leading international chemical companies, Shin-Etsu employs about 16.000 employees worldwide and realized net sales of around 11 billion USD in 2013. Shin-Etsu is one of the worldwide leaders in the production of methyl cellulose and hydroxyethyl cellulose.

In Wiesbaden, about 500 employees work in Production, Research, Sales & Marketing and Administration departments.

The production of Tylose in Wiesbaden has a long tradition. In 1935 the first production plant for methyl cellulose was put into operation. After decades of affiliation to the Hoechst chemical company and some years being part of Clariant, Shin-Etsu Chemical bought the Tylose unit at end of 2003, operating since then as SE Tylose GmbH & Co. KG.

For more information, please visit www.essentialingredients.com or www.setylose.com
03/01/2014Maerstetten, Switzerland (March 1, 2014) – Polygal AG selects Essential Ingredients, Inc., one of the nation’s premier suppliers of raw materials and chemicals, to distribute and sell their products for the cosmetic and personal care industries. Essential Ingredients will be responsible for U.S. customers east of the Rocky Mountains.

“Polygal has a long history of providing high quality hydrocolloid materials like guar, locust bean gum, cassia to a variety of industries,” says Urs Pelzmann, Director Marketing & Sales, Polygal AG. “Essential Ingredients was selected to represent us for the personal care industry due to their technical sales force and outstanding reputation in the industry.”

The existing core product offerings at Polygal for the personal care industry are based mainly on guar; plus some new products based on other natural gums are already in the R&D pipeline. All these cosmetic graded materials are produced at the production site in Switzerland. While products may be tailored to customer needs, the standard Polycos A-series comprises various kinds of non-ionic hydroxypropylated guar gum products as viscosity modifiers, emulsion and foam stabilizers. Different standard variants of cationic guar gum products including borate-free versions are offered as conditioning polymers and thickeners under the Polycos CA-series.

Chris Gerlach, Director of Business Development, Essential Ingredients, comments: “We are very proud to be representing the products of such a fine company as Polygal in the personal care market segment”.

About Polygal AG: Founded in 1956, Polygal AG is a world-wide leader in the research of natural gums. Polygal’s three production sites support customers in more than 60 countries.

For more information, please visit www.essentialingredients.com or www.polygal.ch
08/01/2013Essential Ingredients, Inc. appoints new advisor to their Board of Directors

Larry Sievers has been appointed an advisor to the Board of Directors of Essential Ingredients, Inc. Mr. Sievers brings a strong background in strategic planning, financial management and organizational transformation. He previously served as the CFO of Altegrity (formerly U.S. Investigation Services) and CEO and Board Chair of Heinold, Inc. “We recruited Larry because of his proven track record and character, especially as it relates to his leadership within ESOP companies,” said Kris Maynard, Board member and President of Essential Ingredients. “We had some very specific criteria we were using as we screened potential candidates and Larry was an obvious fit. We are looking forward to Larry’s valuable wisdom as we manage our own growth as an ESOP.”
04/01/2013We are pleased to announce that Karen Ashe has joined our team as a Sales Representative in the Midwest Region. Karen earned her Chemical Engineering Degree from the University of Wisconsin and has over 20 years of sales experience in the chemical industry.

Karen's contact information:

Cell number: (513) 535-1737
Email: kashe@essentialingredients.com
Office: (678) 730-1659
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10/01/2011Elementis Specialties has expanded the personal care distribution territory of Essential Ingredients to include the Midwest United States. 

Chris Gerlach, director of business development, Essential Ingredients, comments, "Elementis has a unique offering of products for the personal care industry. Their acquisition of Fanning strengthened an already wonderful product line."

Tim Kenny, global marketing & product manager for Elementis Specialties Consumer division discusses the expansion, "We have been very pleased with our relationship with Essential Ingredients in other regions. Their technical expertise and customer focus is outstanding."

Elementis Specialties is a leading global supplier of natural hectorite clay and other rheological additives to the personal care industry. BENTONE® organoclay powders and BENTONE GEL® dispersions offer unique rheological performance in both single oil systems and the oil phase of an emulsion. Elementis Specialties BENTONE® hydrophylic clays offers a shear thinning viscosity to your water based formulations.

Elementis Specialties also provides natural, bio-functional and active ingredients for hair care, skin care and anti-aging formulations. The FANCOR®, FANCOL®, FANCORSIL®,MEADOWQUAT®, MEADOWESTOLIDE® and MEADOWLACTONE® products are based on natural Meadowfoam oil and Abyssinian oil. Additionally, Elementis offers a full range of high quality, low pesticide containing Lanolin and Lanolin derivatives.

View the Elementis Specialties Consumer Products Guide

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09/20/2011Dupont, Tate & Lyle Bio Products has expanded the personal care distribution territory of Essential Ingredients to include the Midwest United States.

Stephen Hurff, vice president of sales – DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products discusses why Essential Ingredients was selected, "Essential Ingredients has proven themselves as a strong partner in the Southeastern and Northeastern United States. We are confident that their strong customer relationships, technical expertise and outstanding service can help us tremendously in the Midwest."

Chris Gerlach, director of business development, Essential Ingredients, comments, “Zemea® has been very well received in the personal care market as a skin-friendly, natural and petroleum-free glycol alternative. We are very pleased to be representing Zemea® in this expanded territory.”

Zemea® is a certified natural ingredient developed for use in cosmetics,personal care and home cleaning products. It is a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based glycols where the product’s lack of skin irritation, improved moisturization and excellent sensorial attributes are benefits. Zemea® has been recognized by Ecocert ™ and the Natural Products Association as an ingredient of natural origin.

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products is a joint venture between DuPont, a global science company, and Tate & Lyle, a world-leading renewable food and industrial ingredients company. DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products provides natural and renewably sourced ingredients that do not compromise product performance. For more information on the company’s products,visit http://www.duponttateandlyle.com.

Essential Ingredients, Inc. is one of the nation’s premier suppliers of raw materials and chemicals.

Zemea® is a registered trademark of DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products LLC.

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08/25/2010Essential Ingredients, Inc. is pleased to announce that our supply partner, Elementis Specialties, has acquired all of the assets of The Fanning Corporation and Fancor Limited. Fancor is a global leader in the supply of eco-friendly Meadowfoam and Abyssinian oil derivatives.

In addition to Elementis Specialties Hectorite and Hectorite Organoclay products, Fancor product lines will now be available. Some of these products include: Betafan, Emcon, Fancol®, Fancor®, Fancorsil®, Fanoliv®, Fanwax, Meadowderm®, Meadowester®, Meadowestolide®, Meadowlactone®, Meadowquat®, Meadowsol®.

All orders can be placed directly with Essential Ingredients, Inc. beginning September 1, 2010.

Making sure you are delighted with our service is our number one priority at Essential Ingredients. Your business is critical to our success and we realize the trust that you place in us to fulfill our role in meeting your demands. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you in this way.
12/17/2009Cathy Piterski has joined Essential Ingredients, Inc. as a Sales Representative in the Northeast Region. Cathy has extensive experience in R&D in both the household and personal care industries. She started her career at Lehn & Fink (now Reckitt Benckiser) and spent 10 years in formulation for household products such as carpet and all purpose cleaners. She left Reckitt in 1999 to work at Playtex where she spent another 10 years in formulation and management for personal care products, to include baby toiletries and hand wipes. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master of Arts degree in Cosmetic Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Cathy is available to help you with finding the right products for your new and existing projects.

You can contact her at 770-831-9010 or by email at cpiterski@essentialingredients.com
08/31/2009Essential Ingredients, Inc. and Elementis Specialties are pleased to announce our partnership in the NE, SE, and SW territories. Elementis Specialties is the worldwide leader in Hectorite and Hectorite Organoclay products and is by far the industry standard. The Elementis lines include Hectorite clays and Bentone® Organically modified Hectorite clays, pre-dispersed Bentone® Hectorite Mastergels, Thixcin castor based Rheology modifiers, and Nanox zinc oxide dispersion for the cosmetic, personal care, and household applications.
07/01/2009Essential Ingredients is now stocking products in Dallas, Texas to better service our customers in the region. This location is in addition to our existing facilities in Atlanta, Georgia, Jacksonville, Florida and Linden, New Jersey.
06/23/2009Propanediol (non-petrolatum, corn derived) is now approved by the Natural Products Association (NPA) for its natural standard for cosmetic and personal care products. To see the announcement please click here: NPA Allowed Processes and Ingredients
05/11/2009Momentive Performance Materials selects Essential Ingredients as a new authorized distributor of its specialty silicones for personal care, consumer care, and textiles products.

Under the agreement, Essential Ingredients, one of the nation’s premier suppliers of raw materials and chemicals to manufacturers, is an authorized distributor of Momentive’s high technology personal care, consumer care and textile materials to customers in South Central, United States and South Eastern, United States.

In addition, Essential Ingredients is authorized to distribute Momentive’s silicone fluids and Softouch* boron nitride products in North Eastern, United States.

“Essential Ingredients was a clear partner of choice, as it brings a strong focus on technical service, customer relations and a tradition of innovation in sales and logistics – values we both share,” said William McMillian, Channel Manager, Americas-Silicones, Momentive. “They have proven themselves around a philosophy of delighting customers and suppliers with an excellent service model and we look forward to working closely together.”
03/25/2009Essential Ingredients is now offering Lubrizol surfactants in the Northeast. Lubrizol surfactants have been distributed by Essential Ingredients since 1997 in the Southeast.