Aqdot Appoints ChemSpec for US East Coast Distribution for AqStar™ M1

Aqdot is expanding its global network with the appointment of ChemSpec’s Cosmetics Division as its US East Coast distributor for the innovativeemulsifier AqStar™ M1.

AqStar M1 is a high-performing, naturally-derived emulsifier with the formulation flexibility to create a wide variety of natural skin care formulations with distinctive aesthetics. A naturally-derived alternative to synthetic emulsifiers, AqStar M1 is ISO 16128, non-genetically modified, and 90% plant-based. It solves the formulators’ challenge: finding a high-performance emulsification system with high natural content that also have great aesthetics.

Ohio-based ChemSpec distributes speciality ingredients into the North American cosmetics market. 

Tim Wright, CEO of Aqdot, said: “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with ChemSpec. Its experience in the sector and knowledge of the US cosmetics sector will be invaluable as we further expand the global reach of AqStar M1.”

ChemSpec’s Cosmetics Sales & Marketing Director, Marie Great, said: “AqStar M1 is a great, green ingredient addition to our cosmetics portfolio.”

AqStar M1 has been awarded a Cradle to Cradle®Platinum level Material Health Certificate (MHC). The MHC, issued by the Cradle to Cradle®Products Innovation Institute, uses the material health assessment methodology of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard to demonstrate that companies know the chemical ingredients of every material in a product and optimise towards safer materials. The Platinum level of certification represents the highest level of the Material Health Certificate.

AqStar M1 is distributed in the EU by Grolman.

ChemSpec’s Cosmetics Division will be representing Aqdot at the annual NYSCC Suppliers’ Day show at Javits Center, New York on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 through Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Stop by their booth, #544, and speak with Marie or Technical Sales Manager, Michelle Barsoum, for technical and sales support. For additional information, contact Marie Graet for ChemSpec at email: mgraet@chemspecltd.com or visit website: www.chemspecltd.com; or contact Caroline Walker for Aqdot on +44 (0) 1325 363436 or visit website: www.aqdot.com.


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About ChemSpec

ChemSpec, Ltd. is a Uniontown, Ohio-based management-owned chemical distribution firm. ChemSpec is a subsidiary of Paris, France-based SAFIC-ALCAN. ChemSpec, Ltd. also has a Mexican subsidiary (ChemSpec MÉXICO). ChemSpec distributes specialty and commodity chemical additives and specialty polymers into the North American elastomer mixing industry, as well as coatings, adhesive/sealant, inks, plastics and cosmetics compounding market segments.

Aqdot® is a performance chemistry company with a focus and expertise in developing, licensing and selling novel proprietary products. Aqdot’s proprietary technology and know-how enables materials to be captured, held, and released. Identifying unmet needs in these sectors, Aqdot develops products that enable our customers to introduce novel and differentiated brands, maximise resource efficiency, and make a truly positive impact on the environment.

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