“We are committed to ensuring that our preservative portfolio continues to meet the changing needs of the global preservation market,” said Phil Hindley, head, global marketing, preservation, Lonza Consumer Care. “We are reinforcing our commitment by making new investments in short-, medium- and long-term preservation development programs. The short-term approach is to enable continued availability of the existing product range through advocacy, defense, collaboration and regulatory investment."
Currently Lonza offers a comprehensive range of preservation systems and a wide-ranging portfolio of single- active and blended preservatives that encompasses traditional and non-traditional chemistries. Lonza preservatives for personal care products enjoy wide global acceptance and are backed by innovative and market- focused R&D and by industry-leading regulatory and toxicology expertise.
“Working with Lonza, producers of cosmetics and personal care products know they will have continuous access to commercially available preservative chemistries,” Hindley said. “They will have a long-term partner who can react to and anticipate the changing needs within preservation.”
"The continued promotion of and developments around Geogard Ultra preservative illustrate Lonza’s commitment to innovation," Hindley said. "The technology is multifunctional, offering formulators a complementary moisturization benefit in addition to broad-spectrum antimicrobial performance."
Lonza’s full Geogard product line offers wide formulation latitude and a range of pH tolerances. The Geogard product line comprises single-active and blended preservatives that deliver broad-spectrum product protection and viable alternatives to traditional chemistries. Hindley also explained how the long-term approach focuses on investing in innovation through multifunctionals, potentiation of existing actives, development of true new actives and efficacy-testing automation.
“We’re looking at multifunctionals as either standalone systems that offer a preservation effect in addition to a primary benefit or as potentiators that boost the activity of existing actives,” Hindley said. "Lonza has a program to synthesize and evaluate new active ingredients. Whatever happens regarding market and regulatory requirements, we will have a solution that is sustainable and as future-proof as possible.”