International Specialty Products Inc. (ISP), a major supplier of UV absorbers to the personal care industry, announced a manufacturing alliance with Vivimed Labs Inc of Hyderabad, India. The companies will work together to optimize manufacturing assets dedicated to UV absorbers and jointly market select products widely used in consumer sprays and lotions for protection from UVA and UVB. According to Robert Frick, Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, ISP, “The time is right to partner with a flexible manufacturer of UV actives with high quality production assets in India. The manufacturing alliance with Vivimed Labs will help us improve our sunscreen value offering in the market. Working alongside Vivimed, we are better positioned to supply long-established sunscreen technologies to customers, and at the same time, produce ample supplies of our flagship technologies marketed under the Escalol trade name. ISP looks forward to working with Vivimed Labs, a manufacturer of actives with an excellent track record in UV absorber technology”.