Arizona Chemical Selects ProTec Ingredia, Ltd., to Distribute Personal Care Speciality Polymers in the UK

Arizona Chemical, the world’s leading biorefiner of pine-based materials, announced it has entered into an agreement with ProTec Ingredia, Ltd., to distribute the company’s unique line of bio-based specialty polymers to the personal care industry in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Under the agreement, which is effective January 1, 2012, ProTec Ingredia will offer SYLVACLEAR™, SYLVASOL™ and UNICLEAR™ polymers, Arizona Chemical’s patented specialty products that provide a broad range of functionality in personal care applications.

“The team at ProTec Ingredia Ltd has vast expertise in the personal care markets and specializes in sourcing and supplying products to customers of all sizes,” said Tom Fontana, Director of Specialty Products for Arizona Chemical. “They understand the global nature of our industry, and we’re confident they’ll exceed the needs of our customers in this region.”

About Arizona Chemical
Arizona Chemical ( is the world’s leading bio-refiner of pine chemicals for the adhesives, tire and rubber, 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 ProTec Ingredia, Ltd.
ProTec Ingredia Ltd ( was formed in 2011 out of the acquisition of Chesham Speciality Ingredients by Azelis. Headquartered in Harrow, London, and with sister companies in Germany and Poland, ProTec is a leading supplier of high quality ingredients to the European personal care industry, working with a network of high profile manufacturing partners to provide innovative and market-leading ingredients to its customers. ProTec specializes in providing highly efficient logistical processes to ensure their customers’ needs and requirements are met in full, on time, every time.

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