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Innospec Gets Awarded for Extensive Contribution to Henkel’s Product Development

Published on 2017-03-09. Author : SpecialChem

Innospec gets Best Innovation Contributor – Beauty Care award in recognition of substantial contribution to the development of Henkel’s sulfate-free shampoo platform with outstanding performance.

Innospec Gets Awarded for Extensive Contribution to Henkel’s Product Development
Innospec Gets Awarded for Extensive Contribution
to Henkel’s Product Development

Best Innovation Contributor


The 2017 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting and Industry Convention at the end of January in Orlando saw Innospec awarded for best-in-class performance by Henkel.

The award for “Best Innovation Contributor – Beauty Care” was presented to Innospec in recognition of “substantial contribution to the development of a sulfate-free shampoo platform with outstanding performance”, according to Henkel.

High Performance Ingredients & Formulations


Innospec identified the trend towards sulfate-free back in 2009 and has continuously developed and innovated to create desirable, high performance ingredients and formulations for hair and skin applications.

Innospec’s collaboration with Henkel addressed improving foam quality to match, and even surpass, conventional shampoo formulations. Innospec developed a new platform for Henkel’s Fiber Force formulas based on a combination of taurates, glycosides and betaines.

Improving Quality & Quantity


Thomas Förster, Henkel’s Corporate Vice President R&D Beauty Care presented a compelling side-by-side demonstration video showing the superior foam quantity and quality of the Innospec formulation.

Henkel Beauty Care has stated that it will be adopting this technology across its entire line of professional sulfate-free products.

Bruce McDonald, President of Innospec Performance Chemicals, welcomed the award said:

“We are truly delighted to receive this prestigious accolade and would like to thank Henkel for the opportunity to collaborate. We are very proud of the work we did with Henkel and it demonstrates, once again, that the research and development work we do at Innospec is truly world-class.”

About Henkel

Henkel operates worldwide with brands and technologies in three business units: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally one of the leading market positions, both in the consumer and in the industrial businesses, with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 50,000 people and reported sales of 18.1 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of 2.9 billion euros in fiscal 2015. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.

Henkel Beauty Care is one of the largest cosmetic companies in hair cosmetics. With broad experience in the development of breakthrough innovations in the fields of Hair Coloring, Hair Care and Hair Styling, Beauty Care has gained leading positions across regions and customer segments.

About Innospec

Innospec Inc. is an international specialty chemicals company with approximately 1300 employees in 20 countries. Innospec manufactures and supplies a wide range of specialty chemicals to markets in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The Performance Chemicals business creates innovative technology-based solutions for its customers in the Personal Care market, focusing on skin care, hair care and sun care.

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Source: Innospec
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