Symrise is supporting a global contest designed to uncover new and effective preservatives for the personal care industry as a sponsor.
Launched by the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council and InnoCentive, the challenge is designed to combat the ‘shrinking tool box of product protection’ as more and more established preservatives become subject to regulatory restrictions. “This has created a big demand for alternative preservatives,” said Ravi Pillai, Vice President, Micro Protection Category of Cosmetic Ingredients Division at Symrise. “That’s why the market urgently needs new, safe and effective preservatives.”
The deadline for applications is August 24, 2017. Some five prizes from a total prize fund of US$175,000 will be awarded to the challenge’s finalists, who will present their technology at a meeting in the US at the start of 2018.