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Clariant Invests In Natural Ingredients

by Michael McCoy
February 2, 2015 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 93, ISSUE 5

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Credit: Beraca
Beraca obtains buriti oil from the fruit of a South American palm tree.
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Credit: Beraca
Beraca obtains buriti oil from the fruit of a South American palm tree.

The Swiss specialty chemical maker Clariant has acquired a 30% stake in the health and personal care division of Beraca, a Brazilian supplier of ingredients drawn mainly from the Amazon rainforest and other Brazilian sources. Clariant says the purchase will enhance its natural ingredients portfolio and that it may get a majority stake in the business in the future.

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