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Symrise Opens German Cosmetic Ingredients Lab

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Symrise has opened a cosmetic ingredients laboratory in Holzminden, Germany.

The facility will enable the development, optimization and testing of new cosmetic formulations, specifically utilizing the portfolio of antimicrobial ingredients from the Micro Protection category. It will support customer-specific projects alongside the development of new innovative materials for use in cosmetic applications.

The company has sights on expanding its Micro Protection category’s capabilities within the cosmetic ingredients division. The category consists of a portfolio of safe and effective preservatives and multifunctional ingredients, along with skin protection products including deodorants, anti-dandruff and hygiene solutions.

Additionally, the laboratory will be used to thoroughly study the interaction of the ingredients in formulations and to identify new characteristics, and to accelerate the market launch of new products. The laboratory has increased capabilities to host customer workshops, giving manufacturers the opportunity to learn about the optimal use of ingredients in cosmetic formulations through hands-on experience.

“In recent years, the cosmetic ingredients division has grown rapidly thanks to exciting developments,” said Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, Ph.D., CEO of Symrise AG. “In a logical next step, we have now reinforced the division with a modern laboratory for the Micro Protection category. Strategically, we intend to further develop our division of cosmetic ingredients. We are the first company in our sector that started early investments in this business area, which sets us apart from the competition. We recognize opportunities early and take advantage of their potential.”

“In the last several years, we have successfully expanded and developed our business in the area of cosmetic ingredients,” added Eder Ramos, global president, cosmetic ingredients. “We hope to build on our success with this modern facility that will directly support our customers in the development of cosmetics.”

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