ZURICH, Switzerland – U.S.-based Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients (AAFI), a leader in specialty additives and functional ingredients, has appointed DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, a specialty chemicals distributor, to distribute its pharma and personal care product range in Vietnam.

For the pharmaceutical industry, DKSH will be distributing AAFI’s range of pharmaceutical excipients and coating systems. In personal care, the Swiss-based market expansion services specialist will be distributing AAFI’s range of functional ingredients. DKSH has dedicated sales and marketing teams in Vietnam, offering the capability to effectively distribute across the industries. Moreover, DKSH provides value-added services including state-of-the-art formulation laboratories and good storage practice (GSP) certified distribution centers.

Having already represented AAFI in the Vietnam food and beverage industry, the addition of pharma and personal care brings all AAFI-regulated products under the distribution of DKSH.