Speciality chemicals and ingredients distributor IMCD Beauty & Personal Care has launched its first application laboratory in the United Kingdom.
The Dutch company says the new facility in Milton Keynes features the latest equipment and aims to provide comprehensive technical support to cosmetic manufacturers and brands across the UK and Ireland.
“Providing a dedicated UK lab will allow us to collaborate even more closely with our partners to develop formulations that keep them ahead of the curve while exploring creative opportunities to capture the beauty and personal care market,” said IMCD UK managing director Paul Hanbury.
“Our technical experts will boast a library of innovative formulations which are ready to deploy. This ability to provide a rapid response will help our customers stay ahead of the curve and deliver from concept to launch in record time,” he added.
“These relationships help us to break down the chemistry of raw materials and ensure science used in end-products are understandable and easy to market.”
The laboratory is part of IMCD Beauty & Personal Care’s global network of application
laboratories designed to assist customers and suppliers by providing formulation training, support, and guidance alongside innovative materials and concepts.
Irene Cantos Gaceo, IMCD Group director, Beauty & Personal Care said: “The UK laboratory will be of huge benefit to our customers who will gain hands-on experience through marketing and technical seminars to further inspire them and keep up with the growing trend for fast beauty.
“While our principals will have the opportunity to partner with us and run a full range of testing including challenge testing, SPF in vitro testing, stability testing and compatibility testing, in the pursuit of tomorrow’s beauty.”