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Clariant Unveils Active Ingredients Unit for Personal Care


Startup focuses on nature-inspired active ingredients at stand JJ10.

Clariant (Stand  JJ10) has formed of an active ingredients unit to provide dedicated, expert support for the highly-specialized needs of the personal care industry. 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.

"We are committed to making our company a top player in the field of active ingredients," explained Ernesto Horikoshi, global head 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.”

According to Christian Vang, global head of business unit industrial and consumer specialties (BU ICS). 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," he added.