Speciality chemicals manufacturer Evonik has entered a personal care ingredients distribution agreement with Azelis.

Under the agreement, Azelis will act as the exclusive distributor for Evonik products in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Evonik offers actives, emulsifiers, emollients and functional ingredients for skincare, haircare and colour cosmetics.

Azelis India managing director Aparna Khurana said: “We are delighted with the addition of the Evonik product line and are convinced this range will really enhance our current portfolio. We are excited to now be able to offer Evonik’s full range of high-performance and quality ingredients to the Indian market.”

“We are excited to now be able to offer Evonik’s full range of high-performance and quality ingredients to the Indian market.”

Azelis has expertise in the personal care market and is also a recipient of several awards such as the 2018 Cosmetics Fountain Innovation Award at PCHi exhibition and the Product Innovation Award at Ringier Technology Innovation Awards.

With the new Evonik agreement, Azelis intends to support the Indian market through formulation development, product analysis and technical training from its recently opened personal care application laboratory.

Azelis Asia Pacific CEO and president Laurent Nataf added: “Personal Care in India is a significant growth opportunity for Azelis and this partnership will reinforce Azelis’ overall position in the Asia Pacific as a leading distributor of speciality chemicals.

“We both have a high focus on innovation and Evonik’s cutting-edge ingredients represent a perfect fit for both our portfolio and our strategy to focus on creating value for our customers in the Asia Pacific.”