Univar's European Laboratory to Provide Improved Technical Capability to Customers and Suppliers
15 April 2008
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 15 April 2008 – Today at in-cosmetics 2008, the leading global business platform for personal care ingredients, Univar will present how its unique European Personal Care Laboratory is providing improved technical capability to benefit both customers and suppliers. The dedicated lab, located in Brussels, supports Univar's strategy of developing customer-focused, value-added European solutions delivered locally.
Univar supplies personal care customers around the world with an unrivalled range of ingredients for baby care haircare, skincare, oral care, decorative cosmetics and suncare applications. The distributor combines an extensive logistics network with Personal Care expertise and the necessary regulatory and technical support to ensure that its customers can focus on developing their business, both in terms of the products they create and their operational efficiency.
"Personal Care is one of Univar's core focus businesses. Our recently opened laboratory brings a significant addition to our technical capability and will be used to offer formulation assistance to customers and finished products samples to better demonstrate the functional qualities of our supplier's specialty chemical ingredients," said Matthew Ottaway, European Industry Personal Care Manager, Univar.
Putting the needs of its customers first, Univar draws on, strong relationships with major suppliers, such as Dow Corning (who will be represented on the Univar stand) and the Personal Care expertise of its sales and technical teams, to form dynamic partnerships helping customers develop advanced products and formulations.
"We, at Dow Corning, are very excited that one of our key distributors, Univar, has set up a laboratory to better service and sell to the Personal Care market. As always, we will do all that we can to support the lab and the customers they look to support there," said Scott E. Fuson, Dow Corning's VP of Specialty Chemicals and Global Life Sciences Executive Director.
In today's world, the Personal Care industry's fast moving trends require a rapid-response customer facing technical capability. Personal care formulators frequently need assistance when it comes to formulating with the many different and new ingredients that are launched every year.
The laboratory's key focus will be to assist with customer formulation issues and provide concept finished product samples for use in customer sales visits.
To learn more about the customer supplier benefits please visit Univar at Stand C200 Hall 1 at in-cosmetics, 15-17 April 2008, Amsterdam.