UNIONTOWN, OH— Wednesday, September 6, 2017- CHEMSPEC, LTD’s Cosmetics Division announces exclusive distributorship in North America with Eastman Chemical Company for their GEM™ 2-ethylhexyl palmitate.  This exclusive distributorship enhances Eastman’s global product portfolio with concentrated technical and sales support from ChemSpec, ltd.

Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of advanced materials that are found in products people use every day. As a world leader in the diverse markets it serves, Eastman is focused on delivering innovative and technology-based solutions while maintaining its commitment to safety and sustainability.

Eastman has a long history of providing specialty ingredients to the personal care and cosmetics industry. Eastman GEM™ technology, a biocatalytic process that uses enzymes and closely controlled manufacturing conditions to eliminate high temperatures, strong acids, and unwanted by-products, consumes less energy compared with conventional manufacturing processes. Eastman GEM™ 2-ethylhexyl palmitate is a high quality ester for use in skin care, sunscreen, and color cosmetics applications with the added benefit of sustainable manufacturing, guided by the U.S. EPA's Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry. The beauty is in the process.

“Partnering with Eastman Chemical Company is a great addition to our cosmetics portfolio because of their commitment to sustainable manufacturing.  Our exclusive distribution will enable Eastman to grow their market share in the North American market.” explains Dave Moreland, President and CEO of ChemSpec, Ltd.

ChemSpec, Ltd’s Cosmetics Division will be representing Eastman at the annual In-Cosmetics North America show at Javits Center, New York on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 through Thursday, October 12, 2017.  Stop by their booth and speak with ChemSpec’s Sales & Marketing Manager, Marie Graet for technical and sales support. 

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