IMCD, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and ingredients, opened a new Beauty and Personal Care laboratory in Istanbul, Turkey.
Photographed from left to right:
- Laurent Blasco, Technical Director, IMCD Beauty & Personal Care
- Aylin Zakuto, Managing Director, IMCD Turkey
- Piet van der Slikke, IMCD Chief Executive Officer
- Hakan Polat, Business Unit Manager, IMCD Beauty & Personal Care, Pharmaceuticals, and Home Care and I&I
- Irene Cantos Gaceo, Business Group Director, IMCD Beauty & Personal Care
This application laboratory will allow customers to test product performance and run stability and comparison tests with the support of IMCD’s scientists and technical experts. With in-depth knowledge of global trends and industry expertise, the Turkish technical team is prepared to meet the demands not only of the local market but of the neighbouring countries as well.
Aylin Zakuto, Managing Director of IMCD Turkey stated: “Beauty and personal care is one of the most dynamic and promising markets in Turkey, growing around 10 percent annually. Turkey’s young population, well-developed industry, and geographic advantages enable sustainable growth in local demand as well as in exports. IMCD Turkey continues to invest in personal care by closely following up on market trends, and environmental regulations. Natural, vegan, sustainable, pure formulations are preferred more and more by our customers, and we are committed to continuing to serve the needs of the market.”
Irene Cantos Gaceo, Business Group Director IMCD Beauty and Personal Care, added: “This new personal care lab, will not only enhance our capabilities in the skincare, hair care and colour cosmetics within the Turkish market but also represents an important addition to our global technical network. Along with our research and development teams, we inspire our customers and provide them access to a comprehensive portfolio and extensive market knowledge. We are passionate about what we do, we are exploring creative opportunities, seeking out trends, identifying “what’s next” and going beyond the possible to provide the best service to our customers.”
With the addition of this lab, IMCD Turkey now has three application laboratories, Coatings and Construction, Food and Nutrition, and Beauty and Personal Care providing market-focused solutions to its customers and suppliers.
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