MUTTENZ -- Clariant has announced the formation of a new Active Ingredients Unit to provide dedicated, expert support for the highly-specialized needs of the Personal Care industry.
|Clariant Introduces Active Ingredients Unit for Personal Care Industry
Specialty Ingredients Portfolio Expansion
Clariant's entry into the world of active ingredients expands its classical portfolio of specialty formulation ingredients for skin care, hair care
and body care applications.
Clariant Active Ingredients opened its new facilities on the Sanofi BioParc in Toulouse, France on January 1, 2017. The location is home to a dedicated team with vast experience in the field of active ingredients, with further global expansion planned for 2017. Toulouse was chosen in particular because of the area's active focus on biotechnology and proximity to potential development partners and players in the cosmetics industry.
The team's priorities will be to extend Clariant's existing portfolio of naturally-sourced products from BioSpectrum and Beraca with the future development of novel nature-inspired active ingredients. It has at its disposal pharmaceutical industry-standard laboratories for skin biology studies and testing, and biochemical laboratories where the focus will be on synthesizing unique outperforming molecules for unmet consumers' needs.
Ernesto Horikoshi, Global Head of Active Ingredients, commented:
"We are committed to making our company a top player in the field of Active Ingredients. Clariant already possesses key elements vital to supporting this market, such as trusted partnerships with key players in this industry, unique access to natural cosmetic ingredients and strong experience in formulating products for personal care. The newly established expert team and state-of-the-art facilities add the vital missing ingredients to steer this business successfully."
Christian Vang, Global Head of Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties (BU ICS) at Clariant, added:
"With the Active Ingredients Unit, Clariant now has a flexible start-up capable of rapidly launching active ingredient innovations to meet the highly-specialized product development needs of Personal Care brands, formulators and end consumers. It represents a further proactive step in our on-going commitment to the advancement of this industry and to connecting our global footprint to local needs."
Clariant is an internationally active specialty chemical company, based in Muttenz near Basel. Clariant is divided into eleven business units: Additives; Catalysis & Energy; Emulsions, Detergents & Intermediates; Functional Materials; Industrial & Consumer Specialties; Leather Services; Masterbatches; Oil & Mining Services; Paper Specialties; Pigments; Textile Chemicals. Clariant focuses on creating value by investing in future profitable and sustainable growth, which is based on four strategic pillars: Improving profitability, innovation as well as research and development, dynamic growth in emerging markets, and optimizing the portfolio through complementary acquisitions or divestments.