Marinova Products Available From Brenntag Specialties

Tasmania, Australia July 13, 2009 - Marinova’s Maritech® brown algae extracts are now available in the U.S. through Brenntag Specialties, Inc., South Plainfield, NJ. These extracts from organic brown seaweed have been shown to offer relief from joint inflammation, as well as immune boosting, anti-aging and skin lightening effects.

Marinova is an Australian biotechnology company leading the world in the development of fucoidan derivatives for medical, skincare, and nutritional applications. Marinova supplies a range of marine ingredients which are certified organic, halal and kosher, and are supported by human clinical trials. Marinova’s Maritech® Extracts retain their organic status via a proprietary solvent-free water extraction process, maintaining the bio-activity of the natural fucoidan. Wild seaweed is hand-harvested from clean ocean waters in Tasmania (Australia), Patagonia (Argentina) and Nova Scotia (Canada), and Marinova’s products are made in their purpose-built facility near Hobart, Tasmania.

Maritech® Synergy joins the Marinova line of skin care active ingredients to inhibit aging related enzymes and processes and soothes dry, itchy and inflamed skin. This novel organic seaweed extract has more than double the antioxidant activity of Vitamin C, and combines the synergistic effects of marine polyphenol and fucoidan in a unique long-lasting bioactive complex.

Brenntag Specialties distributes Maritech extracts in North America through their network of industry specific technically trained sales representatives. In addition, Brenntag Specialties’ personal care applications lab provides technical support and prototype products to customers across the U.S.

Brenntag Specialties, Inc. is part of Brenntag Group, the global leader in chemical distribution. Brenntag recorded global 2008 sales of EUR 7.4 billion (USD 10.8 billion). Today the company operates in excess of 300 locations with more than 11,000 people in 64 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.

For more information about Brenntag Specialties, please visit or call 1-800-732-0562.

For additional information please contact Antoine Valterio, Business Development Manager, Marinova, at or Michele Margherita, Marketing Director, Brenntag North America, at