Elementis Specialties’ Personal Care Business Achieves Certification in Good Manufacturing Practice

LONDON, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — 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.

About Elementis Specialties Inc. 

Elementis Specialties Inc. provides innovative rheology control additives that are used to enhance the performance of our customers’ products and is part of the Elementis plc group. In 2013, Elementis plc (the "Company") had annual sales of more than $770 million and employed over 1,300 people worldwide. Elementis operates in more than 30 locations, including 18 manufacturing sites, in 9 countries. Elementis plc has a premium listing on the UK London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250 Index, making it one of the 350 largest companies in the UK by market capitalization. As well as being a member of the FTSE4Good Index, Elementis participates in the Ecovadis sustainable supply management programme in which it holds a silver level recognition. Best in class product quality, technical support and customer service are the critical competencies of Elementis Specialties Inc. and provide the platform to deliver value to the coatings, construction, oilfield drilling and personal care markets.