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BASF starts US production of pearlizers and opacifiers for cosmetics

by Craig A. Bettenhausen
May 21, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 20

 

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Credit: BASF
New equipment at BASF's plant in South Carolina

US cosmetic makers can add luster to their products with US-made materials from BASF, thanks to its new pearlizer plant in Mauldin, South Carolina. The firm says the move will improve supply reliability for its North American customers and lower the carbon footprint of its product line. In addition to pearlizers, which add luster to cosmetics, the plant will now make opacifiers; it already produces surfactants and specialty esters.

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