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DKSH revolutionizes sunscreen manufacturing in Europe with Applechem’s COSMOS approved G-Block™ dispersion

DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia and partner of Applechem, a USA-based functional cosmetic ingredient supplier, has become the first exclusive distributor for Applechem’s recently COSMOS approved G-Block™ dispersion, a formulation created in answer to the demand for a natural source of UV filters in cosmetics products.

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DKSH revolutionizes sunscreen manufacturing in Europe with Applechem’s COSMOS approved G-Block™ dispersion

DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia and partner of Applechem, a USA-based functional cosmetic ingredient supplier, has become the first exclusive distributor for Applechem’s recently COSMOS approved G-Block™ dispersion, a formulation created in answer to the demand for a natural source of UV filters in cosmetics products.

Lyon, France, August 24, 2016 – DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading Market Expansion Services provider and distributor of personal care and cosmetics ingredients, is the first exclusive distributor in Europe for Applechem’s COSMOS (COSMetic Organic Standard) approved G-Block™ dispersion. With exclusive distribution rights in Europe, DKSH can now provide first time access to the natural, safe, broad spectrum dispersion, to its extensive customer base.

 

G-Block™ dispersion was created by Applechem in answer to the demand for a natural alternative source to Ti02 (titanium dioxide) and Zn0 (Zinc Oxide), formerly in widespread use throughout Europe as UV filters in cosmetics products. Both Ti02 and Zn0 were, themselves, seen as effective alternatives to other UV filters of petrochemical origin. However, owing to their potential content of nanomaterials, both materials were banned in Europe under the precautionary principle of the COSMOS, a Europe-wide private standard for organic agricultural products. Recently, the ban was revised to allow the use of the materials under certain conditions, but remains enforceable for use in end applications including sprays and aerosols.

 

Approved by ECOCERT (the inspection and certification body for sustainable development in Europe) with a COSMOS certification, G-Block™ dispersion boasts high efficacy, outstanding texture and SPF, with a delicate balance between skin transparency and broad spectrum protection. Super-loaded with high active solid content to provide manufacturers with more flexibility in their formulations, G-Block™ retains good skin feel and viscosity to provide the best sensory and transparency available in sunscreens today. Its high stability not only speeds up the transition from laboratory batch to large-scale production, but also helps ensure that the SPF and critical wavelength levels remain consistent from one batch to another. It is available in three grades: G-Block™ DT 200, G-Block™ DZ 370 CCT and G-Block™ DZ 480 CCT and is exclusively distributed by DKSH in Europe. Learn more at http://info.dksh.com/G-Block

 

“DKSH has a long, successful history with Applechem and we are hugely excited by the recent COSMOS approval of G-Block™. This unique dispersion is completely natural and is therefore an essential new solution for UV filters in cosmetics. Our large customer base in Europe, primarily comprised of manufacturers and formulation laboratories, are thrilled to be able to gain access to this fantastic product,” commented Olivier Patricola, Director, Personal Care Industry Europe, Performance Materials, DKSH France S.A.

 

Exclusively distributing the product will further strengthen DKSH’s market position in Europe and contribute to the Group’s overall earnings and profitability over time.