ALZO INTERNATIONAL MOURNS THE LOSS OF ITS LEADER

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Albert Zofchak, Founder and President of Alzo International Inc. His love and passion for science led to a long and successful 60-year career as a chemist and to establishing Alzo International in 1974. He was the inventor of many patents, and his family-owned company remains a leader in the development of specialty chemical ingredients used in cosmetic and personal care products by major marketers around the world.

Al was well known and respected by his industry peers, colleagues, and customers many of whom had come to be his friends. His passing is a tremendous loss especially for his family and employees and we will continue to work towards achieving his goal for long-term growth and prosperity for Alzo International.

His name and legacy will carry on with every product made and sold under the brand, “AL ZO”.

Alzo News

October 2022


Follow Alzo on LinkedIn

Keep up to date about the latest developments at Alzo by becoming a follower on the Alzo International LinkedIn page - ( www.linkedin.com/company/alzo-international-inc/ ). There, you will find postings about Alzo products, formulations and other information or updates we want to share with our customers and our global industry contacts.


Alzo International is on Knowde

The Alzo Storefront on the Knowde ( https://www.knowde.com/alzo ) website is up and running. This digital marketplace for chemicals, polymers and ingredients connects suppliers such as Alzo with formulators and purchasers throughout the global personal care industry. Alzo Technical Bulletins, Safety Data Sheets and product literature can be downloaded from the Alzo Storefront as well. This provides an additional resource for Alzo customers, distributors, and industry partners to get online information about our products and services.

Personnel Update

Michael Mosquera, Vice President of Business Development for Alzo International, retired in May and will remain with the organization as a consultant.

Rob Spruce has been appointed International Sales Manager. He will oversee the activities of the Alzo global distribution network.


We are back on the road again!

Visit Alzo at the following 2022 industry events:

The Naturally Kiawah Symposium - October 5-7, 2022 – Kiawah, SC
SCS Formulate – November 15-16 – Coventry UK
SCC Annual Scientific Meeting – December 12-14 – Los Angeles, CA

 
Applications Lab Update

Introducing “On The Bench at Alzo”

We are pleased to announce this new series of ingredient and formulation news from our Technical Manager, Andrew Goldberg’s Applications Laboratory. These updates will help keep our customers and distributors informed about new developments regarding Alzo products and will be posted on the Alzo website as well as on our LinkedIn page.  

Natural Alternatives to Silicones

Alzo’s plant-based esters have shown to be both chemically and physically excellent natural alternatives to silicone for use in personal care formulations. In addition, these ingredients are naturally derived, biodegradable and in many cases improve overall performance and aesthetics in formulations when substituted for petroleum-based silicones

  1. Dermol IMIS which is a blend of Isopropyl Isostearate (Dermol IPIS/Wickenol 131) and Methylheptyl Isostearate (Beantree). It is an excellent alternative to cyclomethicone in terms of skin feel and can also provide improved performance, is 90% natural derived, biodegradable, and globally compliant.




  2. Beantree, Methyl Heptyl Isostearate, has been shown to be an excellent alternative to dimethicone. In addition to being 100% naturally derived and globally compliant its light, velvety skin feel provides improved spreadability, promotes hydration in lip products and improved dispersing properties for both sunscreen and pearl pigments.




  3. Dermol LL, Lauryl Lactate when used in lip products can be an effective natural alternative to phenyl triemthicone. It improves payoff and shine and with better slip.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

As a proud supporter of CODAR, Castle of Dreams Animal Rescue, Alzo employees participate in monthly raffles of gift baskets. All proceeds from the raffle sales go towards any necessary medical treatments for an animal in need.