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81 Cognis products certified by Natural Products Association

(PresseBox) (Monheim am Rhein, ) Cognis Care Chemicals and Laboratoires Sérobiologiques have announced that 15 more personal care products from Cognis have been evaluated and certified by the Natural Products Association (NPA). These products meet the strict guidelines set in the NPA's Natural Standard for Personal Care Products and bring the total number of NPA-approved Cognis products to 81. The NPA is the oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to the natural products industry in the United States (Natural Products Association Certified Ingredients).

By gaining NPA certification for an additional 15 products, specialty chemicals supplier Cognis and its active ingredients business Laboratoires Sérobiologiques have made it even easier, faster and more convenient for manufacturers to gain certification for a final product. The NPA recently introduced a discount offered to consumer products that use pre-approved raw materials. Cognis now has over 80 ingredients pre-approved by the NPA. Recently approved products include Cetiol C5 (a fast spreading emollient that replaces silicones in skin, hair and body formulations), Gluadin Soy Benz (a hydrolyzed soy protein that penetrates the hair cuticle to strengthen and protect it), Cegesoft SB Organic (a high-quality shea butter with an excellent color and odor profile), Lipofructyl PI LS 9324 (a caring oil from the French Mirabelle plum), and Vit-A-Like PW LS 9898 (an active that increases cellular turnover and boosts collagen synthesis).

"Natural renewable raw materials are the backbone of the Cognis Care Chemicals product portfolio - from primary surfactants to active ingredients," says Josef Koester, the North American Director of Marketing and Technology. "This allows us to develop products, concepts, and high-performance solutions for our customers that serve the green trend. Working with the NPA is a natural fit."

"We're excited to have such a wide range of pre-approved specialty ingredients for our customers to choose from - especially now that the NPA offers a discount for using pre-approved ingredients," comments Denise Petersen, Marketing Manager for Cognis North America. "Our experience of working with naturally derived ingredients and developing formulations makes us a one-stop shop for our customers. From a global perspective, Cognis has been widely recognized as a leader in providing green raw materials. We're happy to offer that global level of expertise to our customers."

A complete list of approved products is available on the Natural Products Association website ( or by contacting your Cognis representative.

About the Natural Products Association (NPA)

Founded in 1936, the NPA is the USA's largest and oldest non-profit organization dedicated to the natural products industry. The NPA represents over 10,000 retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors of natural products, including foods, dietary supplements, and health and beauty aids.

About Laboratoires Sérobiologiques

Laboratoires Sérobiologiques is Cognis Care Chemicals' active ingredients business. It specializes in the development, manufacture and marketing of innovative cosmetic concepts and active ingredients.

BASF Personal Care and Nutrition GmbH

Cognis is a worldwide supplier of specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients, with a particular focus on the areas of wellness and sustainability. The company employs about 5,500 people, and it operates production sites and service centers in 30 countries. Cognis has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and provides value adding solutions and products based on renewable raw materials. The company serves the food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Another main focus is on products for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, as well as agriculture and mining.

Cognis is currently owned by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and SV Life Sciences. In 2009, Cognis recorded sales of about 2.6 billion euros and an Adjusted EBITDA (operating result) of 364 million euros.