Laboratoires Sérobiologiques (LS), the active ingredients business of Cognis Care Chemicals, has begun to enhance its production site in Pulnoy, France. With this step, LS wants to further establish its site in France as a technology center for the research, development and production of high-performance active ingredients.
The company will invest €7 million, and the project is should be completed in 2010. A major factor in the decision to invest in the Pulnoy site is the increasing demand for high-performing active ingredients for the cosmetics market.
The project involves the streamlining of production processes and the extension of research and production facilities. It will create concept two totally independent liquid production workshops, using similar technologies. This will guarantee continuity of production and therefore continuity of supply for customers.
By implementing the most advanced technologies and concepts, the project will further reduce the environmental impacts of the ISO 14001 certified production site, especially regarding energy consumption. For many years, the site has been continuously improved and the high level of quality is reflected in its ISO 9001 certification. With the project, LS goes another step further and facilitates the compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for cosmetics.