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Changes in the management at Byk

Dr. Stephan Glander, President of Altana’s Byk division, is leaving the company by mutual agreement in order to take up new challenges outside the Group. For the next months, he will support the Management Board in a strategic consulting role. The Group´s Management Board member Dr. Christoph Schlünken will take...

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Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram , chairman of the board of Symrise cuts the ribbon for the opening of the innovation center
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Symrise expands innovation center in Indonesia

Symrise has invested in its location in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. The company officially opened the expanded innovation center on October 10, 2019. With this modern facility, the company can develop creative solutions for fragrances, cosmetics, food and beverages. These applications are specifically tailored for the Indonesian market and can...

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Shiseido acquires Drunk Elephant

Shiseido Company recently announced that Shiseido Americas Corporation (“Shiseido Americas”), a subsidiary of Shiseido, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Drunk Elephant,  a leading and fast-growing prestige skincare brand and a recognized expert in developing clean compatible and effective products. The acquisition of Drunk Elephant strengthens Shiseido’s leadership in...

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Merck expands pigments production

Merck is significantly expanding its global production capacities and optimizing its manufacturing processes for effect pigments. Around 750 employees work at the Gernsheim site, which is also home to the company's largest pigment production facility worldwide. The new facilities will significantly increase production capacities for silicon dioxide flakes, a special...

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Microbiome research: BASF and Biomillenia join forces

BASF and Biomillenia recently announced the signing of a microbiome discovery agreement. The collaboration aims to identify novel dermocosmetic active ingredients involved in promoting skin health. The French company Biomillenia will contribute its unique microbiome-on-a-chip technology that has the ability to grow specific microbes and maintain a higher diversity of living...

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New innovative technology allows personalisation of beauty products

Givaudan Active Beauty unveils the first instant microbiome analysis and profiling system (“i-MAPS”) allowing customers to expand their product offering to include skincare products tailored to the unique microbiome of their consumers. This scientific breakthrough combining microbiome research and new technology opens the door for customers to explore the personalisation...

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