Univar’s Personal Care Product, PCCA’s NataPres™, Receives Ecocert Approval
28 Mar 2012
REDMOND, Washington – March 28, 2012 – Univar, a leading global chemical distributor, and Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) announced today that PCCA’s NataPres™, an all-natural, odor-free ingredient that provides effective preservation properties in personal care applications to research and development formulators of natural products, has received the Ecocert Approval. Univar is the exclusive distributor for NataPres to regions around the world, including Africa, Canada, China, Europe, Middle East, and United States. An online brochure about NataPres can be located at the following link.
NataPres obtained Ecocert approval based on the raw material’s derivation from renewable resources and was manufactured by environmentally friendly processes. Ecocert checks for the absence of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), parabens, Phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, and animal-derived ingredients. 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.
NataPres was developed for paraben- 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.
Gus Bassani, PharmD, PCCA vice president of Consulting, R&D and Formulations remarked, “Strong demand continues for a natural preservation system in the marketplace. As many marketers continue to assert paraben-free and preservative-free claims, this certification creates a standard and allows for greater transparency. 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.”
Ecocert created and introduced the “natural and organic cosmetics” standard in 2003.
Denise Elias-Costrini, Univar business manager for the Personal Care industry added, “Ecocert approval will open more doors and create more opportunities for our customers with stringent requirements. We are pleased to continue our exclusive partnership with PCCA, a domestic pharmaceutical producer with the quality processes in place that meet the exacting needs of the Personal Care industry. We look forward to our continued partnership to help introduce NataPres into new markets.”
Univar’s Personal Care technicians developed a ‘green’ and natural body lotion in their dedicated European laboratory using NataPres and other natural ingredients. It will be one of the innovative formulations that Univar will showcase at its booth (D20) at the in-cosmetics exhibition in Barcelona, Spain, from April 17-19, 2012.
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