Evonik sells surfactants site to Kensing


In Virginia, Kensing, LLC has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire amphoteric surfactants and specialty esters manufacturing assets at the Hopewell, Virginia from Germany’s Evonik Corporation. The purchase price was not disclosed. 

Kensing a leading manufacturer of natural vitamin E, plant sterols, specialty esters and high-purity anionic surfactants. It is a portfolio company of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC.

The facility primarily serves the personal care market, with a focus on skin care, hair care and oral care applications. 

“The amphoteric surfactants and specialty esters manufacturing operations that Kensing will acquire as a result of this transaction are complementary to our existing product portfolio derived from plant-based feedstocks,” says Serge Rogasik, CEO of Kensing. “Building on our leadership position in high-purity anionic surfactants, by acquiring the Business, we are expanding Kensing’s presence in personal care and home care ingredients to provide