Elevance Expands Partnership with Atkins & Pearce to Improve NatureWax® Availability in Asia
June 2, 2010 (Woodridge, IL)
Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. announced today an expanded partnership with Atkins & Pearce’s Asia division, growing Elevance’s presence to several countries in the Pacific Rim.
NatureWax®, Elevance’s brand of vegetable based waxes, offers the best selections of premium natural waxes available to the candle industry, including high-performance votive, container and pillar blends.
“Atkins & Pearce’s experience in optimizing candle systems and their global presence providing premium wick systems to the candle industry make them an ideal partner to market Elevance’s NatureWax® Premium Vegetable Waxes to candle customers in the Asia Pacific Region,” said K’Lynne Johnson, CEO of Elevance. By expanding our agreement with Atkins & Pearce in Asia, we will be providing Asian candle customers with improved access to the NatureWax® products and the technical support to make the transition from paraffin to vegetable based waxes successfully.”
Vegetable based waxes are becoming increasingly important in the candle industry because consumers are selecting soy and vegetable candles more. Additionally, candle manufacturers are seeking more stable wax supplies as securing paraffin waxes becomes more challenging.
“Candle manufacturers can successfully convert their products to use vegetable waxes to reduce cost and improve performance,” said Del Craig, Executive Vice President of International Development at Elevance. “Elevance’s NatureWax® product line and novel vegetable wax technology combined with Atkins & Pearce’s wick technology and Asian presence in the candle industry can provide this support to large and small candle manufacturers in Asia.”
“Helping candle manufacturers is what we are all about in Asia. This partnership will allow us to help Asian candle manufacturers create high quality candles, while saving money using vegetable based waxes instead of straight paraffin. The combination of Elevance’s formulated waxes and our wick will create systems that use natural ingredients to create high quality candles,” said Dustin Sinclair Key Account Manager at Atkins & Pearce.
About Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
Based in Bolingbrook, Ill., Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. creates a wide range of specialty chemicals from natural oils. Using a Nobel Prize winning technology called olefin metathesis, the company creates high performance waxes, functional oils, anti-microbials, lubricants, additives and other chemicals. To learn more about the company, visit www.elevance.com.