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Lubrizol Announces Exclusive Partnership with Essential Ingredients



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Lubrizol Announces Exclusive Partnership with Essential Ingredients

CLEVELAND, October 8, 2018 - The Lubrizol Corporation announces it has selected Essential Ingredients as an exclusive distributor for its Personal Care and Home Care products throughout the United States, now including Active Organics(TM) botanical extracts.

"The addition of Active Organics(TM) botanical extracts to the portfolio allows Essential Ingredients to leverage the partnerships they developed for Lubrizol's skin essentials and personal and home care businesses and allow our customers to grow and innovate using sustainable ingredients," said Domenico Palella, business director for Skin Essentials.

Essential Ingredients has been a Lubrizol distributor since 1997. "Built on a foundation of trust, this partnership is the culmination of more than 20 years of work together and the entire team is proud to be chosen as Lubrizol's exclusive distributor in the continental US," said Kris Maynard, CEO of Essential Ingredients. "The combination of Lubrizol's innovation and quality products with Essential Ingredients' passion for delighting customers is very powerful."

To view a list of representatives from Essential Ingredients, dedicated to the Lubrizol portfolio, please visit our website.

About Lubrizol Personal and Home Care
We develop, manufacture and market a broad range of specialty chemicals for skin care, hair care, bath and shower, dish care, surface care and fabric care. Our innovative ingredients and additives modify physical properties, enhance functional performance and deliver aesthetic benefits to drive key consumer product claims. Furthermore, with Active Organics' botanical extracts and Lipotec's peptide-based active cosmetic ingredients, we have strategically expanded our product portfolio and continue to build upon our current capabilities, formulations expertise and global manufacturing footprint to take innovation to the next level. We partner closely with our customers to create winning brands - through our commitment to market intimacy, knowledgeable people, technical expertise and essential, market-driving solutions. Our primary focus is on the needs and demands of our customers and consumers on a global basis. We are persistently committed to "accessible innovation" that directly addresses the market trends and to providing you with powerful, proven solutions so you can Formulate With Confidence(TM).

About The Lubrizol Corporation
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental impact. It is a leader at combining market insights with chemistry and application capabilities to deliver valuable solutions to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. Lubrizol improves lives by acting as an essential partner in our customers' success, delivering efficiency, reliability or wellness to their end users. Technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care, personal care and skin care products and specialty materials encompassing polymer and coatings technologies, along with polymer-based pharmaceutical and medical device solutions.

With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 8,700 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2017 were $6.3 billion. For more information, visit

About Essential Ingredients
Essential Ingredients is a nationwide distributor of raw materials used to manufacture personal care, household and industrial products. In 2017, Forbes magazine recognized the company as one of its Small Giants: America's Best Small Companies. Essential Ingredients is a 100% employee owned business following the implementation of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in 2011. The company invests in and depends on its employee owners who in turn care about their company, and the customers and supplier partners they serve.

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