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Cargill and Elevance Form Joint Marketing Alliance to Provide Novel Renewable Wax Products to Europe

LISLE, Illinois, April 16 /PRNewswire/ --

- Partnership will bring new technology to European wax market

Cargill Refined Oils Europe and Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. today announced a joint marketing relationship that will provide new candle and corrugated products to European customers.

Under the agreement, Cargill, a leading supplier of vegetable-based waxes to European candle and corrugated customers, will work with Elevance to accelerate the introduction of Elevance's unique technology and products across Europe. The partnership will add value for European wax customers by providing enhanced vegetable-based waxes with novel functionality and improved performance that will complement Cargill's existing line of Strahlux(TM) products.

"By partnering with Elevance, we are bringing our customers a new range of innovative and natural waxes that will enable them to create superior candles," said Stan Ryan, managing director of Cargill Refined Oils Europe. "These waxes will give our customers a competitive edge in developing new candles that respond to the interests and concerns of today's consumers."

"Cargill's technical know-how and deep customer relationships combined with our novel technology and products, create an ideal collaboration," said Elevance CEO K'Lynne Johnson. "Today's announcement serves as our first step into the European market and demonstrates our commitment to providing new, superior performing products to the wax market."

Elevance, officially launched in March 2008, creates high performance waxes and other products, and then partners with industry leaders for rapid growth and market penetration.

The parties have already begun discussing immediate needs and solutions for the European consumer marketplace. They expect sales development activities to be underway by early summer.

About Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.

Based in Lisle, Ill., Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. creates a wide range of specialty chemicals from natural oils. Using a Nobel Prize winning technology called olefin metathesis; the company creates high performance waxes, functional oils, anti-microbials, lubricants, additives and other chemicals. To learn more about the company, visit

About Cargill Refined Oils Europe

Cargill Refined Oils Europe refines and further processes a wide selection of vegetable oils and fats for the food industry and industrial applications. Operating refineries and oil modification plants at 15 locations throughout Europe, the company's offerings include a leading range of products, services, and new business development capabilities. Cargill's customer base includes all major food manufacturers throughout Europe.

About Cargill

Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. With 158,000 employees in 66 countries, the company is committed to using its knowledge and experience to collaborate with customers to help them succeed. For more information, visit


SOURCE Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.

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