Held in Orlando from January 29th to February 2nd, Henkel presented one winner and two second prizes for best-in-class performance in 2017 in each of 5 categories, for a total of 15 awards.
The Beauty Care winner as Best Innovation Contributor was Clariant, the winning Sustainability Award went to Solvay.
For Laundry & Home Care, the winning award for Best Innovation Contributor was given to IFF, the Sustainability Award winner was DuPont, while winner of the “Best Supply Performance” of Finance/Purchasing was Novozymes.
Best innovation Contributor for beauty care
Henkel Beauty Care is currently using Clariant’s Perlogen SF3000 liquid pearlizing ingredient in a range of its shampoos.
The award for beauty care brand innovation was given to Thomas Forster, Henkel’s corporate vice president R&D Beauty Care, who stressed that the ingredient attributes include the fact that it has a 30 percent better efficiency compared to other pearlizers.
The winners of the two second prizes included Ashland for its cationic polymers for hair care styling products, while Symrise was awarded for its multi-component formulation solution for high sunlight protection factor day-use skin care creams.
Sustainability beauty care
Solvay scooped the top sustainability prize for its guar initiative that is said to have empowered 4,000 guar farmers in India.
“Guar is a source of natural polymers used in home and personal care products. We apply this sustainable ingredient in the Fiber Therapy technology of our Gliss Kur Hair Repair range,” said Forster.
The two second prizes went to Agrana for its tailor-made starches for high performance shampoos that reduce the need for hot water, while UPM Raflatac was acknowledged for its RafCycle label liner recycling process.
Meanwhile, best supply performance went to Novozymes, for its “excellent operational performance and best-in-class service combined continued progress in risk management and supplier managed inventory”.