The company has confirmed that an agreement with Zeus Quimica, which is headquartered in Barcelona, will give it access to the markets in Spain and Portugal, while an agreement with Milan-based Bochim will give it access to Italy.
“We are excited to have won the two new distribution partners Zeus Química and Biochim. We are successfully implementing our growth strategy by expanding our international distribution network.” said Jens Klein, CEO of AMSilk.
“After having recently signed a sales agreement with Rahn for our personal care products Silkgel and Silkbeads in several European countries, the cooperation with the two new distributors extends AMSilk’s sales network by the three additional European target markets – Spain, Portugal and Italy. Thus, we now cover most of the relevant Western European countries.”
Builds on distribution deal with Rahn
In March of this year, AMSilk announced that it had teamed up with Rahn for the Zurich-based company to distribute two of its cosmetics ingredients in several European countries.
The AMsilk ingredients in question are its Silkgel (hydrogel) and Silkbeads (microparticles), which contain silk biopolymers manufactured using a unique biotechnological process, and claim to give personal care products protective properties
Both of these ingredients are used in personal care and cosmetic products thanks to functional properties such as creating a breathable shield against harmful environmental factors and bacteria; and they can also store and transport ingredients thereby prolonging their efficacy.
As part of its early plans to expand distribution in Europe, AMSilk signed an agreement with Rahn about selling Silkgel and Silkbeads in several European countries; and this will cover Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Monaco, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Poland.
At the same time, that plan also means that AMSilk is distributing its products in territories and fields of application Rahn does not cover.
Skin care benefits
The target applications for silk biopolymers such as these is in skin care as they can help act like a second skin by offering protection against harmful environmental factors and bacteria.
AMSilk says this does not impact the skin’s breathability, and actually keeps both cosmetic and medical ingredients on the skin for longer time periods, allowing them to better develop their effects.
Silkbeads also ensure that the skin retains moisture longer by creating a matte effect by absorbing excess sebum, the skin’s natural oil.