A French cosmetics producer is looking for a Nopal Cactus supplier for a manufacturing agreement

REQUEST from France, reference: BRFR20200706001, valid from 06-07-2020 untill 31-07-2021

  • Start date:
    6 juli 2020
  • End date:
    31 juli 2021
  • Summary:
    The company based in Martinique created their own brand of hair products specializing in curly/frizzy hair and dreadlocks care. In order to develop new products, the company is urgently looking for a producer/manufacturer of 100% natural filtered Nopal juice to partner with under a supplier, manufacturing or outsourcing agreement. The partner should respect European standards and would ideally be located in Central America, Latin America or the USA.

  • Description:
    The SME was created in the French West Indies (Martinique) in 2016. Since then, it has been offering cactus-based hair products that make it easier to maintain frizzy hair but also strengthen all hair types. Unlike other Cactus-based products, the products are formulated from pure cactus sap allowing the product to be extremely concentrated.
    With the objective of developing a new product line, the company is looking for pure Nopal cactus juice. The cactus juice could be 100% organic or natural but must be filtered without modifications. The ideal texture is sticky and light but not thick - it is not cactus puree.
    The company is open to a manufacturing, supplying or outsourcing agreement (depending on the capabilities of the partner) with a flexible partner that shares the company's mindset : to offer healthy products that respect the health of customers.
    The company plans to place a first order ASAP for 54kgs of Nopal Juice that should be sent to the laboratory in the Dominican Republic for product testing. Yearly quantities to be ordered are expected to be discussed with potential partners.
Partner Sought
  • Type of Partnership Considered:
    Supplier agreement, Manufacturing agreement, Outsourcing agreement
  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:

    The company is looking for filtered cactus juice (sticky texture), not puree. The juice must be pure, with organic or eco certification, possibly with no chemical addition during the cultivation process.

    For security reasons, the partner should be able to provide
    microbiological and bacteriological testing documents.
    The partner sought should be able to provide between 50 and 1000 kgs of filtered cactus juice per month.
    The juice must be sent in suitable, sterile containers to the laboratory in the Dominican Republic.

    SME 11-50,R&D Institution,SME <10,SME 51-250

  • Development stage:
    Already on the market
  • IPR Status:
    Secret Know-how,Patents granted
  • Market keywords:
    Health and beauty aids
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  • Advantages and Innovations:
    It is the first brand that only works with pure cactus sap as opposed to cactus oil. Indeed, the products are made from 95% cactus sap.
    Consumer protection and environment are also very important for the company: they are extremely careful with the components chosen in the formulation of the products and packaging in an effort to offer cleaner products to their customers, with less impact on their health.
    In 2017, the company was awarded Best natural product by the Regional Council of Guadeloupe.
  • Type and Size of Organisation:
    Industry SME <= 10
  • Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation
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  • Languages spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish