Brenntag Specialties, Inc. Announces Dedication of Personal Care Applications Laboratory

Brenntag Specialties, Inc., a premier specialty ingredients distributor to the cosmetics industry, is pleased to announce the dedication of a new Personal Care Applications Laboratory at their South Plainfield, New Jersey headquarters. Mr. Karl Gordon, Manager - Technical Services, will oversee this new facility in addition to their existing Color and Analytical Laboratories, also on site. The addition of Ms. Christina Morgan, Personal Care Applications Specialist, provides over 10 years of personal care formulation experience in hair and skin care. She brings with her exceptional skills and knowledge in creating prototype formulas and customer formulation solutions.

Natural cosmetics is a trend that will only grow in importance as consumers become more savvy about the ingredients they eat as well as what they put on their skin. Brenntag Specialties plans to be at the forefront of the natural market segment by offering customers novel natural ingredients and assistance in formulating with them. This new, fully equipped applications laboratory will focus on personal care formulations, while intending to promote new ideas and concepts as consumer demands change.

Ms. Michele Margherita, Personal Care Market Manager, “Our goal is twofold: to assist our customers in bringing new products to market faster in response to rapidly changing consumer needs, and to promote unique ingredients from our specialty suppliers. We have established and will continue to develop strategic and exclusive relationships with premier vendors to the Personal Care market. We expect to grow successfully by investing in resources of value for our customers. Formulas created by the lab will showcase multiple suppliers with the aim towards providing a one-stop solution for customers.”

Brenntag Specialties, Inc. is a member of the Brenntag North America family of companies. Worldwide Brenntag recorded 2007 global sales of US$ 9.1 billion (EUR 6.7 billion). The company operates in excess of 300 locations with more than 11,000 people in 55 countries. In keeping with the company’s strong position in world markets, Brenntag is committed to providing value to its customers and suppliers through superior supply chain logistics, single sourcing, technical assistance and other value added services. Brenntag offers an unrivalled, extensive and state-of-the-art distribution network for industrial and specialty chemicals to its suppliers and customers alike throughout the world.

Formulators interested in learning more about Brenntag’s expanded capabilities in North America can contact us toll free at 1-800-732-0562 or visit our website at

Contact: Barbara Nothstein