Lonza platforms prototype formulations at Suppliers’ Day

By Simon Pitman contact

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Victor Low, Lonza Consumer Care
Victor Low, Lonza Consumer Care

Related tags: Surfactant, Demonstration, Emulsion

Lonza demonstrated its formulation capabilities when it showcased five formulation prototypes at the recent Suppliers’ Day event in Manhattan, New York City.

The company’s consumer care formulators had been hard at work in the lab, creating targeted formulations that demonstrated the versatility of its Polyaldo polyglyceryl esters range, alongside its natural-certified Geogard preservative line.

Lonza’s formulation experts say that the emulsification and mild surfactant properties of the Polyaldo range helped give the prototypes it demonstrated at the event advanced sensorial and physical attributes, while the Geogard non-traditional preservatives helped maintain the formulations’ safety and integrity.

Lonza's expertise extends beyond preservatives

“Lonza is very well recognized for its preservation technologies in the personal care field, but what can actually surprise some formulation experts is that Lonza has a wide variety of solutions that can make us a one stop shop for really relevant market solutions,” ​said Victor Low, global marketing manager - chassis, Lonza Consumer Care.

“And the formulation of the prototypes that we are demonstrating here at Suppliers Day demonstrate those extensive capabilities.”

Speaking at the event Low demonstrated the prototypes, which included a frosty-feel “ice-cream” textured lotion that had garnered significant attention at in-cosmetics Global, held in London back in April.

Naturally-derived esters range

“The focus on our Polyaldo polyglyceryl esters are non-ionic emulsifiers are naturally-derived and originally came from our food division, so now we are trying to promote its application for the personal care range,”​ said Low.

“In particular, we have found that for personal care applications these esters provide very interesting emulsification properties, where they can be used in different ratios and different uses to create a range of bases that ultimately gives the formulators a lot of flexibility and versatility while using a one base emulsification system.”

The Lonza “Inspiration Station” highlighted the five prototypes, which were fully composed formulations to provide a clear demonstration of how Lonza’s breadth of formulations solutions, including skin care actives and functional technologies, can be applied to incorporate the latest consumer trends.

Besides the frosty-feel lotion which tapped into the huge sensorial trend, the line-up also included an “arctic air” shaving serum, mild baby shampoo, a face wash and a deep cleansing water – all inspired by key consumer trends that are driving the market right now.

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