Matsumoto Trading selected to Distribute Personal Care Polymers in Japan

Arizona Chemical Selects Matsumoto Trading to Distribute
Personal Care Polymers in Japan

JACKSONVILLE, FL, May 17, 2011 – Arizona Chemical, the world’s leading biorefiner of pine-based materials, announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Matsumoto Trading Co., Ltd., to distribute the company’s unique line of bio-based specialty polymers to the personal care industry in Japan. The companies will be presenting together at the upcoming Cosmetics Ingredients & Technology Exhibition (CITE) at Pacifico Yokohama in Japan in May.
Under the agreement, Matsumoto will offer SYLVACLEAR™, SYLVASOL™ and UNICLEAR™ specialty polymers, Arizona Chemical’s patented products that provide a broad range of functionality in personal care and cosmetics applications.

“We are impressed with Matusmoto Trading’s long and distinguished history of
achieving customer satisfaction by linking the latest technology and knowledge in the field with the development of advanced consumer products,” said Tom Fontana, Director of Specialty Products for Arizona Chemical.

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 Matsumoto Trading Co., Ltd
Matsumoto Trading Co., Ltd. Japan ( is a specialized trading company that provides quality cosmetic ingredients. Founded in 1663 as a wholesaler of pharmaceuticals under the name of “Iwashiya,” Matsumoto Trading has been providing quality ingredients mainly to the cosmetic industries. The company’s remarkable longevity is testimony to its commitment to excellence that has been upheld for numerous generations of management by the Matsumoto Family.

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