Barentz to Distribute BASF Enzymes in North American HI&I Market

August 9, 2021

AVON, OH, August 9, 2021.

Barentz, a world-class distributor of life science ingredients and specialty chemical solutions throughout North America, is excited to announce our relationship with BASF which covers the Lavergy® product line, a new high-performance line of enzymes for use in detergents.  These exceptionally high-quality products can be used in consumer and professional laundry and dishwash (automatic and hand), medical instrument cleaning, as well as a wide range of industrial cleaning applications. Effective immediately, Barentz will distribute BASF’s entire Lavergy range of products in the U.S. & Canada.


BASF, in conjunction with Barentz’ application development know-how, exceptional customer service, lab capabilities, formulary & regulatory support and technical sales team, will bring differentiated value-added solutions to customers by providing technical proficiency and formulation expertise across North America.


“Barentz is extremely excited to enter into this distribution agreement with BASF,” Chris Lupica, Vice President Principal Management, said. “BASF’s commitment of providing best-in-class enzyme solutions is highlighted by their investments in assets and product innovation which will drive our collective market leadership position. It is another example of how Barentz continues to bring novel offerings and solutions to our HI&I customers in the U.S. and Canada.”


“With a deep-rooted history and proven track record of enzyme expertise offering formulary and application development support, Barentz is uniquely positioned to bring value to their customers within the HI&I market,” said Amita Gupta, Vice President, Business Management Home Care, I&I and Industrial Formulators. “We believe this partnership will deliver sustainable growth of our Lavergy® portfolio.”



Barentz is a leading global life science ingredients and specialty chemicals distributor for the Human Nutrition, Pharmaceutical, Personal Care, Home Care, Specialty Industrial, and Animal Nutrition markets. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Barentz distributes ingredients for products to small- and medium-sized enterprises and large customers globally. The Group sources branded specialty ingredients from leading manufacturers worldwide and its ingredients experts provide value-added technical support (including pre-mixing, blending, customized formulation and testing) from its state-of-the-art, customized formulation centers and application laboratories in EMEA, the Americas and Asia-Pacific.


Established in 1953, Barentz has operations in more than 60 countries with a strong presence in Asia, Europe, North America and a growing presence in Latin America. With a turnover of 1.5 billion the company employs around 1,500 people worldwide and serves over 21,000 customers. For more information, please visit:



About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 17,000 employees in North America and had sales of $18.7 billion in 2020. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at


About the Care Chemicals division at BASF

The BASF division Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for personal care, hygiene, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are the global leading supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergents and cleaners industry, and support our customers with innovative and sustainable products, solutions and concepts. The division’s high performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients and UV filters. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. Further information is available online at

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