Press Release

Elementis Specialties’ Personal Care business achieves certification in Good Manufacturing Practice

January 19, 2015

Elementis Specialties is proud to announce its Livingston, Scotland, manufacturing site has completed European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI) certification for Good Manufacturing Practice (2012) for Bentone Gel products. The Livingston, Scotland, site is the primary manufacturing site for the Personal Care Business Unit and supplies naturally derived based rheology modifiers for color cosmetics and skin care. "In achieving this EFfCI certification we are affirming our commitment to quality, safety and innovation for the personal care industry" said Luc van Ravenstein, Global Business Unit Director of the Personal Care Business. Elementis Specialties is one of the leading suppliers of raw materials for the cosmetics industry.

EFfCI is a European trade association that represents the collective interests of more than 100 manufacturers of chemical and natural ingredients for the cosmetics industry. Adhering to EFfCI GMP Standards for Cosmetics requires a holistic approach to quality assurance, from procurement and through manufacturing processes and distribution channels. Achieving certification requires implementing best practices, maintaining world-class processes and passing a rigorous third-party audit.