Sun Chemical’s SunPURO® Oxides Receives COSMOS Approval

PARSIPPANY, N.J., USA – May 25, 2017 – Sun Chemical’s premium ECOCERT® approved SunPURO® oxides have achieved COSMOS (COSMetic Organic Standard) approval.

Owned and managed by an independent non-profit organization whose objective is to safeguard—in the area of cosmetics—the welfare of the environment and people, the COSMOS Standard sets out innovative, challenging and progressive criteria for organic and natural cosmetics that consumers can trust.

COSMOS utilizes widely agreed upon principles which promote the use of ingredients from organic farming, the implementation of production and manufacturing processes that are environmentally sound and safe for human health, and expand the concept of “green chemicals.”

“Our SunPURO pigments are produced with the highest quality standards resulting in heavy metals levels that surpass global regulatory requirements,” said Kelly Dobos, Cosmetics Technical Manager, Sun Chemical. “COSMOS approval validates Sun Chemical’s commitment to providing safe and sustainable ingredients to our customers in the cosmetics and personal care industry.”

About ECOCERT Group

Involved since more than 20 years in the organic sector development in France and worldwide, ECOCERT Group is the worldwide leader of organic agriculture and cosmetics certification. Operating in more than 130 countries, thanks to an international network of 24 offices and more than 800 employees. In 2015, ECOCERT reached a global revenue of 48 million euros towards more than 50,000 clients worldwide.

Consistent with its commitment to organic farming, ECOCERT has opted to put its technical expertise to use in supporting the environment, developing its own specifications for the inspection and certification of products, systems and services. By defining strict requirements that meet consumer expectations, ECOCERT Group encourages economic stakeholders to adopt responsible practices.


COSMOS-standard AISBL was founded in 2010 by the five international organizations based in Europe involved with organic and natural cosmetics standards: BDIH in Germany, Cosmebio and ECOCERT Group in France, ICEA in Italy, and Soil Association in the UK. They recognized that the cosmetics market and the cosmetics industry are both international, and therefore both consumers and companies are best served by a single international standard to ensure the same clarity, integrity and consumer trust in all countries and markets, coupled with manufacturing efficiency and sustainable development. These organizations came together in a spirit of cooperation for the public good to develop the COSMOS-standard.

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About Sun Chemical
Sun Chemical, a member of the DIC group, is a leading producer of printing inks, coatings and supplies, pigments, polymers, liquid compounds, solid compounds, and application materials. Together with DIC, Sun Chemical has annual sales of more than $7.5 billion and over 20,000 employees supporting customers around the world.

Sun Chemical Corporation is a subsidiary of Sun Chemical Group Coöperatief U.A., the Netherlands, and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, U.S.A. For more information, please visit our Web site at


Lynn Campbell
Sun Chemical
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