Azelis Wins the Laura Marshall Memorial Award for Innovation


Antwerp, Belgium - 15 November 2017
Azelis has won the Laura Marshall Memorial Award for Innovation at the 2017 SCS Formulate exhibition. Announced last night, Azelis participated amongst fierce competition with a total of 20 submissions with only 6 being chosen as finalists prior to last night’s award ceremony.

Azelis entered their latest innovation, Maskerade: a customisable, biodegradable face mask made from a sustainable cold process pectin, derived from citrus peel. With added skincare actives, the mask can be cut to any desired shape for targeted treatment. Tests show a 58% increase in skin hydration after just 10 minutes and its wide range of actives can be used to treat a range of skin imperfections. An ideal solution for hydration, anti-ageing, pore reduction and redness.

Terry Yeates, Regional Business Manager, Azelis, comments: “We are delighted to win the Laura Marshall Memorial Award for product innovation as we were up against strong leading companies in our industry who had submitted fantastic entries. This award win highlights how as a team, Azelis ‘connects the dots’ translating market trends and customer needs into award-winning formulations. The highly skilled team of Azelis Personal Care in the UK continually strive to meet local demands and deliver high standards of service and I am very proud of their achievements.

Tony Craske, Market Segment Director, Azelis, adds: “Our vision as a global company is to build upon our regional approach to formulations in order to meet local demands and extend those innovative efforts across all borders. We aim to deliver high standards of service to our principals and customers, whilst leveraging our strong knowledge base and technical expertise from Europe, Americas and Asia. We share trends to better serve our customers, all with an aim to be at the forefront of new technologies and applications. This award is a prime example of this expertise leading the way.

Contact information:
Marina Kaptein
Head of Corporate Communications
T: +32 3 613 0125
E: marina.kaptein(at)

About Azelis
Azelis is a leading global speciality chemicals and food ingredients distributor providing a diverse range of innovative products and services. Dedicated teams serve customers in the following industries: Personal Care, Pharma, Food & Health, Animal Nutrition, Specialty Agri/Horti, Homecare & Industrial Cleaning, CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants & elastomers), Chemicals, Lubricants & Metal Working Fluids and Rubber & Plastic Additives.

Through sourcing and distribution channels in every major market around the world, Azelis with its corporate service centre in Antwerp, Belgium, offers chemical producers market penetration, in-depth local knowledge, value-added services and tailored multi-territory solutions. Providing best-in-class regulatory services, Azelis can ensure its entire supply-chain is reliable, transparent, and compliant with industry regulations. Azelis has a turnover of €1.6 billion and employs around 1,700 knowledgeable people located in more than 60 facilities in over 40 countries across the EMEA, Asia Pacific and Americas regions.

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