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Mike Shamie, President/CEO

Avatar Corporation, founded in 1982, is a manufacturer of products for the food, drug and personal care industries. Our products are batched to multiple quality standards and are compliant with all applicable current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).

The 23-acre University Park Plant was commissioned in 1998. This facility is a Registered Drug Establishment and is inspected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Products for our Pharma and Personal Care customers include excipients and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). Our food ingredients are certified to conform to SQF Level 2 by an independent third party auditor recognized and accredited under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). Additional certifications include Kosher, Halal, NSF and Organic (USDA and QAI).

We are a global leader in the formulation of specialty release agents for the baking industry. We manufacture a full line of sanitary and food-grade lubricants for all food, drug and cosmetic (FD&C) applications.

Avatar Corporation can provide toll manufacturing and contract packaging for bulk API, USP, NF and FCC grade products to facilitate your goals.

When you choose Avatar, you are selecting a team of professionals dedicated to providing solutions for your most challenging projects, and delivering a very high level of quality and customer satisfaction.

At Avatar, “We’re Altogether Better.” We welcome the opportunity to work with you.

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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