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”.

Polymers and Polymeric Innovations

Polyurethane Specialties

The Polyderm Polyurethane series is based on the reaction of cosmetic polyols, esters, silicones and amines with Isophorone Diisocyanate, resulting in many unique properties including enhanced adhesion durability, film forming and thermal and chemical stability.

Polyurethane Rheology Modifiers

The Dermothix line of Polyurethane Rheology Modifiers and Emulsifiers build viscosity, provide crystal clear clarity in surfactant and aqueous systems, are salt tolerant and stable in the pH range of 2-12.

Silicone Elastomers

The series of NuLastic emollient gels are patented silicone crosspolymers, swollen in cosmetic solvents which due to its “scaffold” structure allows the controlled release of high levels of water soluble and water insoluble additives and provide outstanding skin feel.

Polymeric Film Forming Systems

NuPLastic Film Systems are multifunctional transfer and water resistant films based on the combination of NuLastic Silicone Elastomers and Polyderm Polyurethane water based dispersions. The synergy of the thermoplastic resins and silicone elastomers yield emollient and flexible films, as well as, long wear and the delivery of water soluble and water insoluble actives.