BASF names west coast distributor for Care Chemicals business

November 4, 2013

Press Release

Ross Organic to represent personal care business

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, October 31, 2013 -- BASF Corporation and Ross Organic have entered into an exclusive agreement for the distribution of BASF’s personal care business in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. The agreement is effective November 1, 2013 and ROSS will become the exclusive distributor effective January 16, 2014.The products that are included in the agreement are:

Arlypon, Avanel®, Bisabolol, Bronidox®, Cegesoft®, Cetiol®, Cibafast®, Comperlan®, Copherol®, Cosmedia®, Covi-ox®, Covitol®, Cremophor®, Cutina®, Dehydol®, Dehymuls®, Dehyquart®, Dehyton®, Edeta, Emulgade®, Eumulgin®, Euperlan®, Eutanol®, Generol®, Gluadin®, Hispagel, Irgacare®, Irgasan®, Jordapon®, Lameform, Lamepon®, Lamesoft®, Lanette®, Lantrol®, Luviflex, Luvigel, Luvimer®, Luviquat, Luviset®, Luviskol®, Luvitol, Monomuls, Myritol®, Neutrol®, Nutrilan®, Phytol, Plantacare®, Plantapon®, Plantaren®, Plantasil®, Pluracare®, RetiSTAR®, Rheocare®, Salcare®, Sulfopon®, Texapon®, Tinogard®, Tinosorb®, Tinovis®, Ultrahold®, Uvinul®, and Z-Cote®.

“We look forward to servicing the western region with the BASF product line”, said Stephanie Leshney, Ross Organic President & CEO. “It’s an honor to be aligned with the largest, most comprehensive specialty ingredients manufacturer in the personal care industry”.

“The selection was made based on the distributor’s strength in the west coast region as well as its expertise in the personal care market segment. We are very pleased with this new agreement and look forward to working closely with Ross Organic,” said Eduardo Padilla, Director Corporate Distribution BASF North America.

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About Ross Organic

Ross Organic has become known as a premier distributor of specialty ingredients in the western region.  The company has over twenty-five years of experience selling into the cosmetic and personal care industry and a solid track record for growth and advancement.  Ross Organic employs a team of technical sales professionals who work with marketers, product development companies and formulators to develop new and improved cosmetic and personal care products. The company distributes the products it sells out of its NACD approved 40,000 sq. ft. facility in the Los Angeles, CA (Santa Fe Springs) area.


About BASF Care Chemicals

BASF Care Chemicals division offers a broad range of ingredients for hygiene, personal care, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are the global leading supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergents and cleaners industry and support our customers with innovative and sustainable products, solutions and concepts. The division’s high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients, pigments and UV filters. Superabsorbent polymers developed for the full spectrum of hygiene applications complete the range. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. We are where our customers need us around the world.


BASF - The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales of $18.5 billion in 2012. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at

Ali Witwit

Ross Organic
Phone: (562) 843 2565

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