Vantage Expands Its Polyethylene Replacement Capabilities


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Desert Whale Jojoba Natural Exfoliants

Warren, NJ (USA) - October 4, 2017
Vantage is pleased to announce the expansion of its state-of-the-art jojoba exfoliants facility, located near the company’s jojoba farms in the US (Arizona). This investment increases Vantage’s existing production capabilities, and re-affirms its commitment to being a reliable global supplier. It allows the company to continue meeting the fast-growing, worldwide customer demand for jojoba-based biodegradable, sustainable exfoliants – perfect natural alternatives for replacing polyethylene (PE) beads.

The PE Bead Problem
PE beads have been widely used in beauty products to provide gentle yet effective exfoliation. However, they can pass from bathroom drains through the filters of a wastewater treatment plant, eventually flowing into our rivers, lakes and oceans. PE beads are not biodegradable; they remain in the environment as a pollutant, are consumed by fish or marine animals, and then passed along in the food chain.

Response to the Problem
In response to the growing concern about the damaging impact of PE beads on the environment, campaigns against their use have been launched by various environmental groups. In addition, legislation in various countries around the world has been passed, such as the US Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, which will ban the sale of beauty products containing PE beads in the coming years.

The Desert Whale Jojoba Solution
Exfoliation is an essential part of any skin cleansing regimen, and physical exfoliants like PE beads increase the effectiveness of a cleansing product. For beauty companies searching for alternatives to PE beads, Vantage offers a full range of Desert Whale Jojoba exfoliants which are natural, sustainable and biodegradable.



Commitment to Secure Supply & Sustainability…From Our Farms to Your Formulations
The exfoliant facility expansion is part of Vantage’s ongoing commitment to providing long-term secure supply and “farm to formula” traceability for Desert Whale ingredients. Focused on expanding its jojoba capabilities, Vantage continually invests in farming, production and innovation initiatives. The company is committed to using sustainable and socially responsible practices.

Thanks to its recent investments, Vantage has a greater global platform to strengthen its leadership position and continue supporting customers’ needs. “We at Vantage are proud to expand our exfoliant production capabilities. Vantage’s continued investments around jojoba are proof of our commitment to providing long-term support for our customers and the beauty market. We are well-positioned to meet the growing global demand for jojoba-based exfoliants as customers continue turning to these biodegradable materials as part of their efforts to replace polyethylene beads.” said Patrick Brueggman, Senior Vice President & General Manager at Vantage.



World’s Only Vertically-Integrated Jojoba Supply Chain
Vantage is the world’s largest jojoba grower and ingredient producer, with a leading global supplier position in jojoba-based ingredients for the beauty market. It is the only vertically-integrated company that owns every step in the jojoba supply chain -- from farming to oil extraction, to exfoliants and derivatives production.

Vantage offers a broad range of high quality jojoba ingredients, Desert Whale Jojoba Oil & Derivatives, based on pure jojoba oil that is sustainably, responsibly and securely sourced from Vantage’s own farms in the US and Argentina. The Desert Whale range includes: jojoba oil; an extensive collection of biodegradable exfoliants; and many natural jojoba derivatives.


About Vantage Personal Care
Vantage Specialty Ingredients, formerly Lipo Chemicals, is the personal care unit of Vantage Specialty Chemicals, offering a wide array of specialty, basic, and naturally derived ingredient solutions including Desert Whale Jojoba & Derivatives, Acne Solution Actives, Encapsulation Technologies, and Innovative Green Chemistries. With a unique marketing approach, we provide real value and drive customer brand loyalty through formulation, technology and marketing expertise to our customers around the globe. Vantage Personal Care is headquartered in Warren, New Jersey and has offices in 13 countries, as well as a distribution network covering five continents and over 60 countries.

Vantage Specialty Ingredients, Inc.
P +1 973 345 8600 • F +1 973 345 8365 • www.vantagegrp.com

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