Cosmetics Valley takes on SEPPIC as latest recruit

By Simon Pitman

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French industry body Cosmetics Valley says chemical and biological specialties supplier SEPPIC has become the latest company to join its competitive cluster.

By joining SEPPIC says it is in a good position to benefit from the ‘cross fertilization’ created by the cluster’s skills base, reinforcing its capabilities in innovation as well as research and development.

Cosmetics Valley is focused on providing support for human and financial resources, as well as materials sourcing and furthering research and development causes in the field of personal care.

A helping hand for further expansion

Paris-based SEPPIC is in the midst of an expansion plan driven by a significant investment in research and development, with the aim of developing a comprehensive portfolio of innovative and technically advanced ingredients.

Most recently, the company has rolled out a comprehensive line of ECOCERT natural ingredients with a range of active properties.

Cosmetics Valley has undergone significant expansion in recent months, enlarging its geographical boundaries to the west of Paris, as well as recruiting more and more companies to join the body.

Promoting the French cosmetics industry

Earlier this month the industry group promoted ten personal care research and development businesses at the Research and Development Expo in Paris.

The organisation has built up a cluster of 33 research and development companies as a means of helping to promote innovation, one of the key driving forces behind this fast-paced industry.

The organisation has also recently extended its geographical reach by adding the department Val d’Oise, which stretches from the Western Paris suburbs down to the Loire Valley.

Extending national and international reach

The cosmetics industry already has a significant presence in this department, including Clarins and The School of Industrial Biology (L’ecole de Biologie Industrielle), which are already members of the body.

But as well as extending its national reach it is also making efforts to reach out to the all important international markets, an aim it underlined at the In-Cosmetics expo, held in Munich back in April.

Cosmetics Valley promoted twelve French companies under its umbrella at a pavilion on the show floor, including​Orion Concept, Spin Control and Transderma Systems from the research and development side, together with ARF Aromes et Perfumes and Transmatic on the logistics side.

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