Air Liquide Building U.S. Specialty Ingredients Factory

October 13, 2016

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Air Liquide Building U.S. Specialty Ingredients Factory
A rendering of the Air Liquide Group manufacturing facility in Virginia. Image courtesy of Air Liquide

Air Liquide subsidiaries Seppic and Schülke announced plans Thursday to construct a $60 million specialty ingredients manufacturing facility in Sandston, VA to produce cosmetic and pharmaceutical ingredients.

“Seppic and Schülke have a long presence in the United States serving health and beauty care customers. This first manufacturing unit for the two companies in the U.S. will extend their innovative potential and enlarge their industrial footprint and proximity with customers within North America, while strengthening their manufacturing capabilities globally,” said Francois Jackow, member of the Air Liquide group’s executive committee who supervises its healthcare activities, in a statement. “With this investment, Air Liquide pursues the development of its Hygiene and Specialty Ingredients business, thus strengthening the group’s Healthcare business in this region.”

The joint venture between Seppic and Schülke is named Polykon Manufacturing. The site in Virginia was selected because of its strategic location near the majority of its customers, the company said.

Air Liquide’s press release noted that the market for personal care specialty ingredients is valued at $10 billion globally, a quarter of which is from the U.S.

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