Air Liquide reinforces its activity in specialty ingredients with the acquisition, its subsidiary SEPPIC, of BiotechMarine a company that specialises in the design and marketing of bio-based, cosmetic active ingredients made from algae.
Based in Pontrieux, in the west of France, BiotechMarine is a subsidiary of the Roullier Group and has 35 employees. The company boasts a complete range of natural active ingredients sold all over the world.
“The acquisition of BiotechMarine will provide SEPPIC with complementary expertise in marine biotechnologies and plant cell culture. SEPPIC thus widens its product portfolio with a complete range of active ingredients from marine biodiversity,” detailed the group in a release.
According to Pascal Vinet, Vice President, Healthcare Global Operations and member of the Group’s Executive Committee, commented: “With this acquisition Air Liquide intends to reinforce its position in the field of healthcare specialty ingredients.”