Parsippany, NJ – May 12, 2016 Sonneborn LLC launches Shea XP™ Active Base Emollient, Made with AAK Shea Technology™ at the NYSCC Suppliers’ Day show in Edison, NJ on May 10, 2016.
Sonneborn and AAK, industry-leading emollient experts, have combined their expertise to create a new advanced ingredient: Shea functionalized petrolatum, composed of a highly concentrated, physically optimized matrix of Shea butter and petrolatum. Shea XP™ delivers the trusted protection of petrolatum and the desirable skin benefits of shea butter in a rheologically pure system for unprecedented performance in a wide range of markets and applications.
“In collaboration with AAK, we fulfilled a need in the market for a base emollient that provides both protection and biofunctional skin health benefits that consumers demand in mass and masstige personal care products.” said Maureen Iannucci, Product Line Manager – Petrolatum & Vegetable Emollients at Sonneborn.
“Applying AAK’s highly functional shea technology with Sonneborn’s long trusted emollient expertise has created a new class of emollient meeting the ever increasing needs of consumers for naturally inspired high performance personal care.” said John O’Keefe, Director – Personal Care, N.A. at AAK.
For more than 100 years, Sonneborn has been setting industry standards the world over for the finest possible high purity specialty hydrocarbons in Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Baking & Food, Agriculture, HI&I, Polymers and many other applications. With manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe, Sonneborn is the world’s only high purity specialty hydrocarbon producer that offers this global reach of expertise and depth of experience. Sonneborn LLC is managed by OEP Capital Advisors, LP.
AAK is a world leading producer of high performance vegetable derived ingredients for the Personal Care, Food Ingredients, and Confectionery Industries. Advanced processing technology delivers high purity, biological functionality, desirable skin feel, and long shelf life to market leading formulations around the world. As the world’s leading producer of shea butter, AAK has launched numerous innovations that deliver the functional benefits of shea to the global beauty care industry. AAK´s proven expertise and strong reputation is based on more than 100 years of experience within oils and fats. Listed on the Stockholm Nasdaq OMX Exchange with headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, production facilities, customization plants, and sales offices in more than 25 countries, with more than 2,400 employees who are dedicated to understand local market trends and needs.
For more information about Sonneborn LLC, visit us at www.sonneborn.com