Zschimmer and Schwarz


Via Angelo Ariotto, 1/C
Tricerro (VC)

+39 0161 808 111



As an innovative manufacturer of personal care products, Zschimmer & Schwarz offers a wide product range including surfactants, emollients, emulsifiers and polymers


With 30 companies in 16 countries on five continents, Zschimmer & Schwarz is a global supplier of chemical auxiliaries and specialities headquartered in Lahnstein near Koblenz, Germany.

Founded in 1894 in Chemnitz, Germany, the family business has a broad industry reach with its nine business divisions. In 22 in-house production facilities, the company develops, produces and distributes tailor-made chemical auxiliaries for the leather, fur, ceramic, textile and chemical fibre industries.

The chemical specialities of Zschimmer & Schwarz are also trusted by manufacturers of cleaning agents, personal care products, paints and coatings, lubricants and industrial applications all over the world.

The Personal Care Division is dedicated to the development of new solutions for skin and hair care, colour cosmetics and toiletries. An extensive portfolio, a strong focus on service, flexibility and a responsible approach to the environment make Zschimmer & Schwarz your perfect partner for developing products which the markets desire.

Our expertise and know-how are bundled in competence centres, where projects are developed from the first idea to the final solution. We offer application support and generate ideas that are backed by continuous market analysis.

A constant exchange of knowledge across our multiple locations and their individual areas of expertise enable us to advise internationally operating customers on trends for different markets.

Areas of application

Colour cosmetics:

The high-performance polymers of our SYNTRAN line and our first-class ZETEMOL emollients are functional ingredients that help our customers create perfect advanced make-up formulations.

Skin Care:

Thanks to our skin care portfolio – from the high-quality ZETEMOL emollients to the sophisticated emulsifiers of the SEBUMOL (W/O) and PROTELAN (O/W) product lines – we develop formulations that help our customers create the desired features of a cosmetic product.

Hair & Skin Premium:

Our ZETESAP line is the perfect basis for soap-free cleansing bars, and our LUMOROL surfactant blends allow our customers to produce sophisticated rinse-off formulations such as mild shampoo or shower gel. With our focus on multifunctionality and efficiency, we develop tailor-made specialties and formulate premium and luxury products to meet everchanging market requirements.


Zschimmer & Schwarz develops surfactants which are the basic components of high-quality rinse-off formulations, such as anionic and amphoteric primary surfactants.

Range of products

Discover a selection of our versatile products for skin and hair care, cosmetics and toiletries, which produce guaranteed results for a well-groomed, beautiful and colourful life.

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