The APG Group of Companies is an international organisation leading in the production of esters, refined natural oils, cosmetic raw materials, advanced biofuel and microalgae with manufacturing in various countries. It has been structured in business divisions in 2016, creating the APG Group, with the aim of exploiting synergies within the acquired businesses in the oleochemical field and based on the original expertise developed over 70 years of activity of the A&A Fratelli Parodi site, based in Genova, Italy.
Currently APG own, control and/or participate in a group of 11 companies with total revenues of approximately 150 Million Euro with 200 employees globally. APG is organized in 3 main business divisions:
– Chemical: manufacture and development of a wide range of natural-based oleochemical raw materials for industrial applications
– Advanced Biofuel: production of 3rd generation biodiesel based on recovery and valorisation of recycled vegetable oils and derivatives
– Life Science: development and production of natural cosmetic, pharma, food and feed raw-materials from advanced vegetable and microalgae feedstocks. Within this organisation all Personal Care activities for cosmetic ingredients are managed and coordinated worldwide by Natura-Tec, a manufacturing and logistic pole of the APG Group based in Frejus, on the French Riviera.
With over 80 years of experience the U.S. company AMCOL is the world leader in naturally sourced bentonites. The largest European production is located in the English Winsford (Manchester). AMCOL employs 2,400 people in 26 countries and has a turnover of $ 1 billion.
Beside the bentonite-based raw materials AMCOL produced
Builder Questlock (partial) replacement for STPP based on carbonate and silicate components
Builder Q2 Exchange for zeolite based on citrate, sodium sulfate, bicarbonate, carbonate and polymer
Deveraux Specialties, founded in 1998, is a leading manufacturer to the cosmetics and personal care industry. They focus on natural and functional specialty ingredients. The on-site application laboratory offers formulation assistance and cutting edge prototype formulations to meet the ever-changing demands of the marketplace.
Industria Chimica Panzeri was established in the first ’30 in Bergamo. Today, the factory is located in Orio al Serio on an area of 32.000 mq of which 25.000 covered. The Company’s activities are organised in separate divisions that have responsibility for the following product range:
Cosmetic raw materials
Textile and Leather Industry Auxiliaries
Chemical Industry Auxiliaries
Additives for Polymerisation
The Cosmetic raw materials division is particularly focused on the development of personal care products. The Research and Technical Services Centre is staffed by highly researchers and application technicians whose research projects are firmly oriented towers the study of raw materials in the form of biodegradable auxiliary chemicals that are increasingly of natural origin and obtained from a renewable, environmentally compatibility sources. The strength, organisation and management of this research and technology structure ensure thatIndustria Chimica Panzeri can respond rapidly to the daily needs of its clients, offering innovative solutions and products in line with fast evolving technologies.
Phytodia is specialized in the identification and the characterization of plant extracts for the nutraceutical, cosmetic domains. The company sustains its business partners in the development of their new ingredients/products by providing them all or part of the technical and scientific report required for marketing, for REACH registration, or for health claim submission. Phytodia is indeed specialized in the characterization of plant extracts and/or natural molecules from a preparative, analytical and biophysical stand point, as well as in the demonstration of biological activities. Thanks to its unique technological platform and in addition to the research services, Phytodia thus develop its own high value ingredients.
Natura-Tec, a division of the French based company Ceratec Sarl, focuses on the production and development of speciality materials for the modern cosmetics industry based on natural ingredients.Key products include natural waxes, natural and vegetable butters, vegetable alternatives to synthetic raw materials, vegetable oils, natural emulsifiers, esters, plant extracts, performance and active ingredients.Natura-Tec offers full technical and formulation support to personal care customers promoting the use of natural products via innovative application concepts.
Silitex® has been founded in 1995 and since has never ceased to develop itself, not just as water-based emulsion specialist manufacturer, but also and especially in terms of vision and approach to the world.
We are a chemical industry that offers solutions trying, meantime, to have a sustainable approach towards the environment and the people who inhabit it. This is testified by great attention placed about ecology in addition to ongoing technological improvement in our plant, with the aim to get ever more effective products while bearing in mind the human health.
Silitex® Srl, thanks to own R&D laboratory, can offer not only also tailor-made products but actively investigates and develops new technologies for both new applications or existing ones improvement, allowing our customers to be always updated and advanced.
Our philosophy is that of a partnership with our customers, which turns into transparent wishes and objectives, addressed to institute a real win-win relationship linked to a shared growth.
SILKEM is a well known European supplier of raw materials for the chemical and detergent industry, the production of refractory materials in the ceramic industry and for use in foundries. In their efforts over the past 10 years, and due to the implementation of new strategies, Silkem has developed a specialized production of synthetic zeolites and silicates.In the area of quality assurance SILKEM has introduced the ISO 9001 and committed themselves to long-term customers with high quality products to supply.
As a medium-sized family-owned company SILMACO was founded by Willy Machiels and Giuseppe Ongeri 25 years ago. Due to the years SILMACO developed into a leading producer of sodium silicates and today they supply in more than 50 countries worldwide.Through constant innovation SILMACO is able to produce application- specific sodium silicates and thus adapted perfectly to customer requirements. SILMACO can offer a wide product range of sodium silicates in liquid form as well as powder and granules. Lithium silicates and tailor-made mixtures expand the portfolio. All products meet the highest quality standards and are produced in relation to the environment and sustainability. Of course, all products are registered in accordance with the regulations of REACH.
SNP is one of the leading manufacturer in standardized Thai botanical herbal extracts to the world’s pharmaceutical, dietary supplement, nutraceutical, functional food and cosmetic industries. SNP at the same time provides innovative semi-formulations to cosmetics producers.
SNP owns and operate manufacturing facilities located in Chanburi in accordance with accepted GMP, ISO 9001:2008, HALAL and HACCP operating standards. The used state-of-the-art technologies make high demands of the used materials. Therefore SNP only use only the finest materials, carefully sourced and subject at every to strict quality control.
Variati is an authentic benchmark in the world ingredients and active products. An ideal partner capable to satisfy each request in a fast and precise way. Creativity, competence and flexibility led the company to realize, in over seventy years of business, a totally complete range of products. Today the company is structured in sections: food, cosmetic and dietetic. Variati offers a wide range of ingredients obtained from sustainable and renewable plant sources such as avocado, wheat, rice and mangosteen, and from wool and silk industries processing wastes. All products are 100% safe and are beneficial for reinforcing the natural regenerating and protective properties of skin tissues.
Variati Specialties: the perfect choice for cosmetic companies seeking high-value functional ingredients for their products. In the cosmetic section the company produces and distributes raw materials, active principles and technologically avant-garde ingredients for industry of the sector. The portfolio contains:
Antibacterials, Moisturizers, Active Emollients, Silk, Keratine and Proteins.