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BASF receives gold at the first ITEHPEC Innovation Award

Launched at in-cosmetics Brazil 2015, the ITEHPEC Innovation Award aims to honour manufacturers of cosmetic ingredients that have contributed to increase the competitiveness of the Brazilian hygiene, personal care and cosmetics industry, through the implementation of innovative projects.

The award ceremony was presented by Lucy Gillam, Director of the (...)

The award ceremony was presented by Lucy Gillam, Director of the in-cosmetics group, and by Daniel Zanetti, Director of the in-cosmetics Brazil show.

Marina Kobayashi, director of innovation at the ITEHPEC (Institute of Technology and Studies on Toiletries, Perfumery and Cosmetics), explains that the mission of the institute - which is the innovation and technology arm of ABIHPEC (the Brazilian Association of Toiletries, Perfumes & Cosmetics Industry) - is to promote and encourage innovation in the personal care industry, with the aim to increase competitiveness and sustainable business growth.

More than 500 persons attended the Awards ceremony.

João Carlos Basilio, President of the ABIHPEC, announced the (...)

João Carlos Basilio, President of the ABIHPEC, announced the winners.

BASF received the gold award for the biotechnology used in the development of the world’s first surfactant derived from microalgae oil. The ingredient was developed in partnership with Solazyme.

The silver award was remitted to Chemyunion for Emulfeel SSC Plus a high tech emulsifier. The ingredient facilitates the development of emulsions and also enables the reduction of the number of ingredients in the formulation by increasing stability and sensorial performance.

Induchem Companies won the bronze award with Brightenyl, the first cosmetic active ingredient enabled by the microbium stratum, a functional layer of human skin.

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