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Lipo Chemicals has opened an office in India in response to a growing Indian personal care market and the multinational companies' demand for ingredients in India. The office, named Vantage Specialty Ingredients PVT Ltd., further increases Lipo’s global reach and will expand its continued commitment to developing and delivering a wide array of specialty, basic and naturally derived ingredients to the marketplace.
In addition to many Lipo branded ingredients, products from four of the company's principals, Arkema, Micropowders, Ineos and St. Gobain, as well as the Desert Whale Jojoba line will be available in India.
Vantage Specialty Chemicals has appointed Vivek Kadam as general manager of Vantage Specialty Ingredients PVT Ltd. Kadam has more than 15 years of experience in the personal care and pharmaceutical industries. His familiarity with the industry will complement his management style and allow him to operate the India office while working closely with customers and distributors to establish business in India.