Univar and PCCA introduce NataPres™, an all-natural solution to preservation
September 2, 2010
Redmond, Wash. – September 2, 2010 – Univar, a leading global chemical distributor, and PCCA announced today that Univar will be the exclusive distributor for PCCA's NataPres™, an all-natural, odor-free ingredient that provides effective natural preservation in personal care applications. This innovative new product will be introduced at Univar's Personal Care Affair on September 23, 2010 in Long Beach, Calif.
NataPres was developed for paraben-free and formaldehyde-free preservation with effectiveness in a broad pH range. NataPres provides predominantly a spectrum of activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. In formulations tested, NataPres demonstrated activity against fungi and yeast when used at typical levels.
NataPres features an all-natural INCI: Glycerin, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Extract, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, and Gluconolactone.
Gus Bassani, Pharm.D., vice president consulting / R&D / formulations for PCCA remarked, "PCCA is pleased to partner with and designate Univar as the exclusive distributor for NataPres, a unique, patent pending, natural blend with preservative properties for the personal care industry. PCCA believes Univar's personal care team has the technical expertise, global presence and strong customer formulation support necessary to effectively deliver this sought-after product worldwide."
Phyllis Shout, Univar’s personal care industry director, stated, "Univar is eager to introduce NataPres. We believe it will answer formulators' pressing need for an all-natural product that will offer effective preservation without altering the finished product's color or odor. NataPres has been tested, and proven effective. It presents none of the undesirable characteristics typically associated with natural preservatives. We are particularly happy to partner with PCCA, a domestic pharmaceutical producer with the quality processes in place that are required by the pharmaceutical industry."
For more information, please contact your local Univar representative or Univar USA at telephone +1 877 203 0045 or email: PersonalCare@univarusa.com.