Univar launches innovative personal care laboratory in US
23 June 2011
Redmond, Wash. – June 23, 2011 – Univar, a leading global chemical distributor, announces the launch of an innovative personal care laboratory in Charlotte, North Carolina USA. Univar is using the lab to develop consumer product prototypes that align with market trends and demonstrate the functionality of specialty ingredients to meet customer needs.
With the new laboratory, Univar’s personal care specialists demonstrate their formulating expertise by creating concept prototypes with ingredients from Univar’s extensive product portfolio from the world’s leading suppliers of ingredients. Univar customers benefit from our new product concepts, increased formulating experience, and starting formulations.
“The personal care industry is a very tactile one in which customers like to see and feel the benefits of the ingredients,” said Denise Elias-Costrini, Univar National Marketing Manager – Personal Care. “We have started sharing our first round of prototypes with customers and received excellent reviews.”
Univar’s investment in the lab reinforces its commitment to the personal care industry. The lab is well equipped to provide customers with formulation creation, stability testing, analysis, and scale-up.
Univar is one of the world’s leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 2,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 80,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products. Univar operates a network of more than 170 distribution facilities in North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2010, Univar reported sales of $7.9 billion. For more information, visit: www.univar.com or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Univar and Facebook at www.facebook.com/Univar
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