Cosmetic ingredients from EMD:​ EMD is a leading manufacturer of ingredients for the cosmetic industry. Apart from color effect pigments, the company offers customers with its brands Eusolex(R), RonaCare(R) and Oxynex(R) cosmetic active ingredients for light protection and skin perfection used to protect the skin against UV radiation and premature aging as well as the highly effective insect repellent IR3535 (R). In particular, effect  pigments, belonging to the Cororona(R), Ronastar(R), Timiron(R), and Xirona(R) product range, and functional fillers from the RonaFlair(R) product portfolio are used in many cosmetic products and packaging in order to provide color, luster, gloss and other effects to strengthen brand identity.

About Merck KGaA:​ Merck is a global pharmaceutical and chemical company with total revenues of € 11.17 billion in 2012, a history that began in 1668, and a future shaped by more than 39,000 employees in 66 countries. Its success is characterized by innovations from entrepreneurial employees. Merck's operating activities come under the umbrella of Merck KGaA, in which the Merck family holds an approximately 70% interest and shareholders own the remaining approximately 30%. In 1917 the U.S. subsidiary Merck & Co. was expropriated and has been an independent company ever since. Merck KGaA​ of Darmstadt, Germany holds the global rights to the name and the trademark MERCK. The exception is North America,​ where we are represented by the EMD​ brand, which stands for “Emanuel Merck Darmstadt”

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