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BASF Acquires Z-COTE Micro Zinc Oxide Ingredient From SunSmart

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

BASF's purchase of SunSmart's Z-COTE transparent zinc oxide formulation line provides the company with its first UVA sunscreen ingredient. The deal, which closed Nov. 30, includes Z-COTE microfine zinc oxide and Z-COTE HP1, a dimethicone hydrophobic coated form of the original.

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