Rhodia and KCI have signed a global partnership agreement for marketing KCI`s polymers for conditioning performance in shampoo and shower gel formulations. KCI's recognized high quality Polyquaternium-10 product range will be marketed by Rhodia under the trade namePolycare.
KCI will also increase its Korean manufacturing capacity in the beginning of 2009 answering to the growing demand of the global market.This agreement will allow KCI to benefit from Rhodia`s expertise and knowledge of the personal care market, as well as its global tech-support and commercial network.
With this agreement, Rhodia reinforces its leadership in the conditioning polymer market, becoming the first company to propose a complete portfolio of conditioning solutions that includes guar derivatives (Jaguar), synthetic polymers (Polycare Boost, Mirapol) and now Polyquaternium-10 (Polycare).
- Rhodia, thanks to its strong expertise in deposition technologies and conditioning formulations, supports its customers creating innovative personal care solutions - said Rhodia Home & Personal Care Business Vice President Sébastien Méric. - With our expanded offer in conditioning, we are now in a position to propose one of the broadest ranges of solutions to conditioning needs and challenges faced by our customers.
Polyquaternium-10 polymers are used in a variety of cosmetic and personal care products, such as shampoos, hair conditioners, shower gels, body washes, liquid soaps and make-up formulations. These polymers provide excellent benefits for formulators and consumers: transparency, foamy texture, wet and dry hair conditioning, and easy-to-process formulations. The Polycare line of Polyquaternium-10 is composed of six grades (Polycare 125, 400, 3000, LR125, LR400 and LR3000) adapted to the different components and "claims" formulations.
Rhodia is an international chemical company resolutely committed to sustainable development. As a leader in its businesses, the Group aims to improve its customers` performance through the pursuit of operational excellence and its ability to innovate. Structured around six Enterprises, Rhodia is the partner of major players in the automotive, tire, electronics, perfume, health & beauty and home care markets. The Group employs around 15,000 people worldwide and generated sales of ?4.8 billion in 2007. Rhodia is listed on Euronext Paris.
KCI is a global specialty chemical company founded in 1985. KCI has been developing special high quality products particularly for personal care market, such as shampoos, conditioners, styling, cream/lotion and colour cosmetics etc, as one of the leading premium quality manufacturers. KCI is providing ingredients to household and cosmetics products to over 30 countries across the world. Its headquarters is located in South Korea and it has various sales channels around the world including Asia, North America and Europe.
Global partnership agreement between Rhodia and KCI