Biesterfeld and Kao in Swiss Alliance
Germany’s Biesterfeld Spezialchemie is distributing products from long-term partner Kao Chemicals Europe in Switzerland with immediate effect.
The portfolio includes Akypo alkyl ether carboxylates, which are used as mild co-surfactants, emulsifiers and solubilising agents in both cosmetic and cleaning products, and Levenol and Emanon glycerine polyoxyethylene esters, a range of non-ionic specialties used in foaming compositions. Other products include sulfates, amine oxides and ester quats.
The companies have had a partnership for more than 15 years, which has been gradually expanded across Europe.
Kao Chemicals Europe operates production sites in Germany (Emmerich), Spain (Olesa de Montserrat, Mollet and Barberà del Vallès) and Mexico (Guadalajara). The company is part of Kao Corp., a chemical and cosmetics company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan,