Sharon Labs Acquires Res Pharma – Nonwovens Industry Magazine

Sharon Laboratories, Ltd. (Ashdod, Israel), a leading global innovator and manufacturer of preservative solutions for the cosmetics and personal care markets, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Trezzo-based specialty ingredient producer Res Pharma Industriale sull ‘Adda, Italy (RPI). The acquisition of RPI, whose technology, R&D, manufacturing, business development and customer service capabilities will be integrated into Sharon Laboratories’ Personal Care business, is expected to close in March 2022.

Founded in 2004, RPI is a chemical company specializing in the research, innovation and production of personal care ingredients. RPI has a global customer base for green functional ingredients, such as texturizers, emulsifiers, surfactants and solubilizers, as well as smart solutions for specific segments, such as wet wipes. These ingredients are used in virtually every segment of the personal care industry, including cosmetics, hair care, skin care, sun care, and more.

According to Naama Eylon, Managing Director of Sharon Laboratories, a broader and more diverse portfolio of cosmetic ingredients beyond preservation will further strengthen Sharon’s global reach and position as a leading specialty solutions provider for cosmetics. cosmetics industry. “Sharon and RES Pharma form a perfect alliance, strategically and culturally. We are excited to integrate the technologies and further develop the company’s product segments,” she said. “The unique technical expertise brought by each company will position us as a key partner for personal care. and specifically for the wet wipes industry. The combination of Sharon’s curation and RES Pharma’s expertise in texturing and concept formulation will allow us to provide our customers with advanced support to develop sustainable and smart formulations,” she added.

In 2021, Sharon Laboratories developed SharoWIPES, a technological breakthrough addressing industry needs for “clean, non-irritating, and environmentally friendly” consumer wet wipes. Thanks to their unique anti-biofilm mechanism, SharoWIPES™ offer double protection against microbial contamination of both the wet wipes formula and the non-woven fabric. SharoWIPES preservative systems provide broad-spectrum protection at low levels contributing to wet wipes brand value with free, microbiome-friendly, vegan, and biodegradable claims. These wipes were chosen as finalists for the IDEA 2022 Achievement Awards.