Arizona Chemical exclusive agreement with Essential Ingredients

Arizona Chemical, the world’s leading biorefiner of pine-based materials, announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Essential Ingredients, Inc., to distribute the company’s unique line of bio-based specialty polymers to the personal care industry in the Eastern U.S.   Under the agreement, Essential Ingredients, one of the nation’s premier suppliers of raw materials and chemicals to manufacturers, will offer Arizona Chemical’s SYLVACLEAR™ and UNICLEAR™ lines, which include patented specialty polymeric gellants that provide a broad range of functionality in personal care & cosmetics applications.
“We are confident this partnership will not only extend the reach of our bio-renewable product lines, but also give our customers access to Essential Ingredients’ outstanding technical expertise and customer focus,” said Tom Fontana, Director of Specialty Products.

About Arizona Chemical
Arizona Chemical ( is the world’s leading bio-refiner of pine chemicals for the adhesives, inks and coatings, lubricants, fuel additives, mining and oleochemicals markets. With more than 1,000 employees and state-of-the-art refineries in six countries on both sides of the Atlantic, Arizona Chemical provides sustainable raw materials to hundreds of companies and, in-turn, to millions of consumers all around the world. The company has headquarters offices in the U.S. in Jacksonville, Fla., and in the EU in Almere, the Netherlands. 

About Essential Ingredients
Essential Ingredients is one of the nation’s largest distributors, marketers, and
manufacturers of raw materials and chemicals for use in personal care, pharmaceutical, nutrition, household and industrial products. Founded in 1996, the company has focused on formulation and technical expertise, superior customer service, timely delivery of raw materials and innovation. Excellence is the standard for performance at Essential Ingredients and the company distributes products only from the finest manufacturers. The company is headquartered in the U.S. in the Atlanta area.

For additional information, contact:
Alison Abernathy,
+1 (904) 399-2957