21 Sep 2015
Lonza and Lamberti Form Commercial Collaboration in South America To Serve Personal Care Markets
  • Lamberti complements Lonza's portfolio with innovative hair-conditioning polymer and other products

Allendale, NJ (USA), 21 September 2015 -- Lonza's Consumer Care business unit has entered into a long-term commercial collaboration with Lamberti under which Lonza will have exclusive access to Lamberti's complete portfolio of hair care, personal care and home care products for sale in South America.

Lonza and its regional customers will benefit from complementary technologies, such as Lamberti's natural hair-conditioning polymers, which add to the already extensive Lonza Consumer Care portfolio. Based in Italy, Lamberti will benefit from Lonza's existing infrastructure, customer relationships and sales and technical support teams in Brazil, Argentina and other countries in South America.

“Our new commercial collaboration with Lamberti gives us products and technologies that expand our ability to serve pressing consumer needs in South America, particularly in the hair-care market,” said Sven Abend, Head of Lonza Consumer Care and Chief Strategy Officer for the company. “Brazil, for example, where Lonza has manufacturing, R&D and office facilities in Sao Paolo, Igarassu and Salto, has the second highest demand in America for general hair-care products and is number one in conditioner demand.”

“We are excited to see our innovative personal care products gain new fans and customers in South America through Lonza's strong position in that market,” said Roberto Porro, General Manager of Lamberti. “Together, we have an unbeatable portfolio to serve even the most-demanding localized needs in South America, from organic and botanically based skin care ingredients to gentle but effective hair-conditioning systems.”

Lonza customers in South America will benefit from new Lamberti products and technologies that are particularly well suited for specific, regional needs. Lamberti's Idilli-Guar+™ product, for example, is a clear, natural hair-conditioning polymer that provides strong hair-conditioning properties.

Lonza Consumer Care has long been the world's leading supplier of active antidandruff agents, with its Zinc Omadine® product considered the gold standard in the antidandruff shampoo market. Lonza Consumer Care also supplies a wide array of other hair- and skin-care products, including biotechnology-derived active ingredients, natural and organic preservatives and other products, proteins, emollients, delivery systems and more.