Surfachem expands technical development lab


The expansion involves making a second laboratory to separate out the needs of individual markets

In early 2014 Surfachem, a 2M Holdings Ltd company and UK pharmaceutical ingredients distributor, established a development laboratory within the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre at the University of Huddersfield. Its goal to support and develop the technical expertise and market insight available to their customers.

The technical development laboratory and the facilities in the 3M Buckley Innovation centre have made it possible to conduct multiple training seminars help customers solve problems. Surfachem introduced a number of focus concepts:

  • High Oil Innovations
  • Ink Defender tattoo protection, a finalist for the 2016 Laura Marshall award for innovation
  • Instant effects
  • Skin care to hair care
  • Carbon black effects

Surfachem will now open a second laboratory within the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre.

The two laboratories will independently support Surfachem’s core markets, including pharmaceuticals and personal care.

This split strategy considers the separate needs of these markets and allows Surfachem to commit to a vibrant and focussed development schedule.

To reinforce Surfachem and 2M’s ongoing commitment to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) students, the laboratories will continue to offer work placements to chemistry and science undergraduate students. This scheme has been successfully running since 2015.

More information is available at the In-Cosmetics exhibition; Surfachem will be on stand RR41, unveiling a range of new prototype formulations.

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In-Cosmetics 2017 takes place in London on the 4–6th April.