Univar has established a personal care product formulation laboratory in Charlotte, N.C., USA. The company will use the lab to develop consumer product prototypes that align with market trends and to demonstrate the functionality of specialty ingredients to meet customer needs.
The new laboratory reportedly will allow the company to offer customers new product concepts, increased formulating experience, and starting formulations. It is equipped for formulation creation, stability testing, analysis and scale-up.
“The personal care industry is a very tactile one in which customers like to see and feel the benefits of the ingredients,” said Denise Elias-Costrini, national marketing manager for the company's personal care division, in a company press release. She continued, “We have started sharing our first round of prototypes with customers and received excellent reviews.”