Partnership, Products

Amyris expands squalene sales in Korea

Amyris has selected Dowell C&I Co., Ltd., a supplier of ingredients for the personal care industry, as its exclusive distributor of Neossance™ Squalane in the Republic of Korea. The company is planning to double its sugar-based squalene sales in 2014.  Until recently, squalane could only be sourced from shark liver or olive oil. Squalane is considered one of the highest quality emollients on the market due to its sensorial profile, biocompatibility and consistently robust composition.

Neossance Squalane is distributed in North America by CenterChem, in Europe by Laserson (now part of Safic-Alcan), in Japan by Nikko, and in Korea by Dowell. 

About Doris de Guzman

Will Green Chemistry save the world or is it hype? Doris de Guzman examines alternative processing, new technology, R&D and other sustainability initiatives aimed at preventing pollution; replacing ingredients; and using renewable feedstocks in Green Chemistry. She has been covering the oleochemicals market for 15 years and spread her beat to inorganics, biofuels and green chemistry.

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