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Mike Shamie, President/CEO

Avatar Corporation
Founded in 1982
Avatar Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of raw materials and ingredients for the food, drug, and cosmetic industries. We are a privately held, Illinois corporation.

Our principal offices and plant are located on a 23-acre site in University Park, Illinois. We operate in full compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practice —cGMP and have been assigned a Permanent Drug Registration Number by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA).

Avatar is on target to be the leader in specialty release agents and lubricants for the food and drug industries. Our accomplishments and efforts are recognized and supported by a growing number of the finest companies in the food, pharmaceutical, and personal care industries.

Individualized customer service is a high priority at Avatar Corporation and the teamwork essential to achieve this service is evident. Special emphasis is placed on the production and packaging of exceptionally high quality materials and ingredients with strict adherence to our quality control protocols.

Ultimately, winning organizations deliver meaningful results from operations. We will continue to evaluate our business for its ability to enhance overall performance and value. Conversely, we will divest business or product lines that can’t contribute. The gains in market share, improvements in productivity, and relationships with customers and suppliers position us to reach our performance objectives.

A major player in the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Industries, Avatar Corporation supplies:

The Food Industry
Baking- specialty vegetable oils, divider oils, bread pan oils, trough greases and specialty shortenings. These products are utilized as release agents, shortenings and food-grade lubricants for specific equipment used in the conveyance, forming and processing of bakery products.

specialized release agents including slab, belt and kettle lubricants to assure effective release, extended shelf life and product clarity.

Meat and Poultry-
Avatar Corporation has received USDA authorization for all Citation™ and Avatech™ White Mineral Oils for use in official establishments operating under guidelines prescribed by USDA inspection and Grading Programs.

The Drug Industry
Avatar is designated by USFDA as a bulk pharmaceutical chemical manufacturer. We manufacture a variety of excipients, diluents and vehicles used in ethical pharmaceutical products.

The Cosmetic Industry
Our participation and dedication to this market segment is fundamental. We manufacture a variety of emollients, humectants and surfactants used in personal care products.

Noteworthy Products

ProTrolley™ - Trolley Oils for the meat industry

- Antioxidants for the food, drug and cosmetic industry

- Bio-degradable, environmentally safe lubricants

ProChill™ - Coolant media (food-grade heat transfer fluids for chillers)

Citation™ , Avatech™ - White mineral oils Pinnacle™ , Snow White™ , Soft White™ - Petrolatums

Industry Links Avatar Corporation maintains relationships with a number of influential trade associations, community, and employment organizations. Links to some of these organizations are presented here.

Trade Associations
Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates: www.socma.com
American Society of Baking: www.asbe.org
Society of Cosmetic Chemists: www.scconline.org; www.midwestscc.org
Institute of Food Technologists: www.ift.org; www.chicagoift.org
American Association of Candy Technologists: www.aactcandy.org

Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies: www.dcat.org

Community Organizations

Village of University Park, Illinois: university-park-il.com
Will County, Illinois: www.willcountyillinois.com

Employment Organizations
Monster.com: www.monster.com
Illinois Department of Employment Security: www.ides.state.il.us; www.illinoisskillsmatch.com

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