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Buyers' Guide - Ingredient Suppliers

Buyers' Guide Search Help

How to Search the International Buyers' Guide

Searches in the Buyers' Guide are performed with the search box located at the top of the page using INCI names, technical names, trade names and CAS numbers as search terms.  When a match to an INCI name is identified by the search, a subscript "INCI" will be displayed and the corresponding suppliers appear in the adjacent column.  Location information for the supplier is provided as a hyperlink.  When a trade name match is identified, a subscript "TN" or "TNM" is displayed.  "TN" relates to products which are not mixtures (or blends) and "TNM" describes mixtures.  Users are directed to consult the supplier for further identification of the components of specific mixtures.

Here are some useful hints on how to effectively search the International Buyers' Guide.

  • You may search on INCI, Technical, Trade and Mixture names, and CAS numbers.
  • Searches are not case sensitive.
  • If you do not know the entire name, you can enter a partial name and then click on the "Search" button.
  • Searches are not case sensitive.
  • The " " is used when looking for an exact match. Do not use " " when searching for CAS numbers.
  • The '_' symbol is the single character wild card character.
  • More than three characters must be entered to search on.
  • For names with special characters, please use the following mappings:
  • \a = Alpha
  • \b = Beta
  • \d = Delta
  • \e = Epsilon
  • \c = Gamma
  • \g = Gamma
  • \k = Kappa
  • \u or \m = Mu
  • \w = Omega
  • \y = Psi
  • \o or \q = Theta