The Lubrizol Corporation has announced a global collaboration project with Suzano, a leading eucalyptus pulp and paper producer based in Brazil. Under the partnership, the two companies will co-develop natural-based ingredients using renewable materials to the beauty, personal and home care markets.
The new relationship combines Lubrizol science, formulation, and market expertise with Suzano knowledge in all varieties and applications of eucalyptus bioproduct cellulosic biomaterials. This collaboration allows the combined technical teams the ability to explore, innovate, and grow the combined portfolio of offerings for the beauty, personal, and home care markets.
“We are excited to partner with Suzano to bring sustainable innovation to our customers,” said Bernardo Medeiros, Vice President, Beauty and Home for Lubrizol. “This is another step in our journey to develop high-performing ingredients and become a leader in delivering naturally derived, biodegradable, and sustainable solutions.”
“Our expectation with the partnership is that we can, from the planted eucalyptus, a renewable recyclable raw material, expand its different applications based on the innovability concept, which is innovation in favour of sustainability,” said Vinicius Nonino, Executive Officer of New Business at Suzano. “These new solutions will meet the aspirations of the society in building a more sustainable world, which is fully aligned with our organizational purpose of ‘Renewing life inspired by trees’.”
According to Lubrizol, working with Suzano will bring complementary technologies and synergies to Lubrizol’s current portfolio and ecosystem of partners. These actions are part of Lubrizol’s strategy to become a leading supplier of sustainable solutions, leveraging their expertise and combining technologies to bring innovation to the marketplace.