A.F. Suter and Co. Ltd

Shellac, Waxes, Gums and Resins

Partners and Industry Links

Hind Suter Shellac Pvt. Ltd

Hind Suter Shellac Pvt. Ltd is based in Kolkata, and was formed in 2003 and as a result of a joint partnership between A.F. Suter and Hindustan Shellac Industry (India). Hind Suter, which has achieved both ISO 9001:2015 and HACCP certification, manufactures high quality Dewaxed Bleached Shellac powder, Aleuritic Acid, and a wide range of Dewaxed Shellac flake grades under the Swanlac® trademark and HS brand name, which are distributed worldwide by A.F. Suter. Our unique partnership sets us aside from other Shellac suppliers in the industry and ensures high quality assurance and health & safety standards for customers.

The European Shellac Association (TESA)

A.F. Suter is a founding member of the The European Shellac Association (TESA), which represents the interests of those engaged in the production, marketing, use and sale of Shellac as well as in relation to all legislation and proposed legislation relating to Shellac. Stephen Hall, our Managing Director, is the current President of TESA.


A.F. Suter is a member of Sedex (www.sedexglobal.com), with the supplier reference ZC1072600. Sedex is home to one of the world’s largest collaborative platforms for buyers, suppliers and auditors to store, share and report on information quickly and easily. The platform is used by more than 43,000 members in over 150 countries to manage performance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics. Sedex is not a standard setting body and doesn’t approve or certify our policies and standards. Instead, being a member of Sedex is a sign of A.F. Suter’s willingness to share information and to use this information to help manage and improve ethical standards within the supply chain.