Evonik and Brenntag to co-operate on hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid for pharma and cosmetics markets

Evonik will market specialised hydrogen peroxide (PERSYNT) and peracetic acid (PERACLEAN) products

Evonik Industries is introducing new hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid grades for drug, medical product and cosmetic manufacturers in response to increasingly stringent regulatory requirements in these industry segments.

In Europe, customers will receive tailored solutions, enabling them to provide end consumers with safe and fully certified products. In addition to their existing product portfolio for the cosmetics industry, Evonik is expanding its pharmaceutical industry portfolio by offering active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) produced in conformance with good manufacturing practice (GMP).

As the central point of production, Weißenstein in Austria is currently being certified according to GMP guidelines. This will make Evonik the first hydrogen peroxide manufacturer in Europe with a fully back-integrated production facility. To date, the site is certified according to ISO 9001, 14001 and 13485.

Brenntag Europe, Middle East and Africa is Evonik’s partner in many European countries for the marketing of hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid product portfolios in the personal and healthcare market segment. Product marketing will be launched in the middle of the year, spanning a total of 25 countries in Europe.

‘In Evonik and Brenntag, two market-leading companies have come together to deliver new hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid products,’ said Michael Träxler, Head of the Active Oxygens Business Line in the Resource Efficiency Segment of Evonik Industries. With this partnership, we offer our customers access to our specialised product portfolio and can guarantee high reliability and security of supply. Our customers can continue to rely on us to provide the best suitable products for their applications anywhere in Europe.’

Jan Joop Alberts, Marketing Director Specialties at Brenntag Europe, Middle East and Africa, explains: ‘Brenntag and Evonik are ideal partners because together we can guarantee a continuous and reliable production and supply chain for hydrogen peroxide products throughout Europe. Evonik is right in placing its trust in the excellent market expertise, long-term experience and great customer proximity that Brenntag has established in the European speciality chemicals business.’

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