Ethanol for Cosmetics
Since 1899 our alcohol teams have been dedicated to producing quality ethanol from natural ingredients for personal care and cosmetics uses by fermentation of sugars and starches. With over a century of expertise in making ethanol, our product features constant pure quality and is consequently an essential and value-adding raw material for the personal care and cosmetics sectors.
Providing superior quality nature-derived ethanol for all your personal care and cosmetics applications
Our superior quality nature-derived ethanol is of consistent quality and is extremely neutral; which makes it the perfect carrier for even the most delicate fragrances. These are just some of the reasons why leading perfume and cosmetics brands use Cargill’s pure neutral ethanol in their products. Cargill’s ethanol with analytical and organoleptical stability is also used in a wide range of cosmetic applications including hair and skin care products, deodorants and make-up products.
To meet specific customer needs, Cargill provides various grades of undenatured and denatured ethyl alcohol. Amongst all denaturants Cargill’s offer include products such as Bitrex, TBA and IPA.
Reliable Supply Chain
We manage and oversee the entire production process. Our ethanol production facilities located nearby our customers in north Europe are built with the newest technologies, providing stability and reliability. The ethanol produced in these plants is identical and therefore interchangeable, ensuring security of supply and shortest possible transport and communication lines.
Focusing on more sustainable production at our continuous potable ethanol fermentation facilities, our ethanol team has achieved a 23 percent increase in alcohol concentration by experimenting with new combinations and concentrations of enzymes and yeasts through fermentation process. As a result, this allows producing 23 percent more alcohol from the same inputs, significantly reducing the energy consumption and emissions per unit of alcohol and so, significantly reducing our environmental impact per liter.
Take a look at the video below to find out more about Cargill's sustainable production.
Alcohol is subject to excise duty. National authorities consequently stringently control all shipments of alcohol. The excise rates in the EU vary among the different member states and can amount to as much as 40 times the sales price. It is therefore imperative to adhere to the regulations in the EU member states in which we operate. Our alcohol can be delivered pure, without any additional products. In this case, consignees must have a license from their national authorities to receive ethyl alcohol under suspension of duty. Denatured alcohol can be exempt of duty, provided the national authorities accept the added product as a denaturant. We reiterate that the different EU member states each have their own policy regarding accepting these products. It depends on the national legislation if a specific license is necessary and under which conditions a consignee may receive the alcohol.
For more information please review the general European regulations regarding excise and check with your local excise authorities.