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Ashland opens Hamburg microbial protection R&D centre

Ashland has opened a research and development (R&D) centre for microbial protection in Hamburg, Germany.

The Hamburg facility includes a technical support team with expertise in preservatives and multifunctionals to support global customers.

A microbiology team will perform different bioburden tests for customers and develop customized tests whenever their expertise is needed to make a difference.  

The Hamburg centre also houses researchers focused on future antimicrobial solutions with AI-based screening and evaluation of new candidates and exploration of sustainable ways to produce interesting ingredients.

“We are excited to add this state-of-the-art, highly equipped laboratory to the Ashland portfolio for a holistic approach to personal care solutions with a focus on helping customers choose the right antimicrobial to safely protect cosmetic, skin, hair, and oral care products,” said Tuttu Nuutinen, R&D group leader, personal care, Ashland.

“Our new capabilities will better support today and tomorrow’s increasing consumer needs for performance, safety and transparency.”

Fabian Achilles, business line director, personal care, Ashland, added: “Today antimicrobials are both a ‘safety belt’ for cosmetics and a conduit to add additional value.

“Ashland has a support database fed with profound insights derived from a wide range of testing capabilities including anti-oxidation, radical scavenging, hair strengthening testing and more, all to help customers’ products to live up to their very specific needs and claims.”

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