Blue Bell, PA – Acme-Hardesty, a division of Jacob Stern and Sons, Inc. and an industry leader in sustainable specialty ingredients, has entered into a distribution agreement with Eckart, a manufacturer of pearlescent and metallic pigments and rheological additives. Acme-Hardesty will be Eckart’s channel partner for the personal care market across the United States for the Eckart and BYK product ranges, and channel partner for the BYK product range in Canada.

Eckart is a leading international manufacturer of metallic pigments for the paints and coatings industry, the graphic arts industry, the plastics, lightweight concrete industries and the cosmetics industry. Their product range today encompasses various metallic effect pigments and even press-ready metallic printing inks. Pearlescent pigments round off their range.

“Eckart offers a variety pigments and rheological additives that will be a wonderful complement to our existing personal care portfolio,” said Caren Dres-Hajeski, Business Unit Director for Acme-Hardesty’s Personal Care Division. “Eckart’s expansive offering paired with our current portfolio, further broadens our reach in the cosmetic industry and allows us to bring more value to our customers.”

“I am impressed with Acme-Hardesty’s professionalism and dedicated technical sales people that will enhance our strong commitment to the market,” said Amy Marshall, Sales Manager Cosmetics for ECKART America Corporation. “ECKART’s core values is aligned with Acme-Hardesty’s to deliver value and technical support to the market.

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