BSB Acknowledges Symrise Products SymGuard® CD and SymControlTM Care With Innovation Awards


Strong organic growth of 9.0 % in the first half of 2018

  • Prizes for a natural active ingredient and an environmentally friendly modern hygiene technology
  • Award ceremony in Amsterdam
Holzminden, Germany - August 8, 2018
In 2018, two Symrise developments were awarded with the renowned BSB Innovation Prize: The multifunctional active dedicated to personal hygiene SymGuard® CD reached the first place in the category “Most Innovative Raw Materials – Functionals.” The ingredient SymControlTM Care won second place in the category “Most Innovative Raw Materials – Actives.” The prizes attest the Holzminden-based company a leading position in the creation and development of cosmetic ingredients.

“Symrise took advantage of the momentum in the second quarter and significantly expanded business in all segments. Our comprehensive backward integration is proving to be a great asset. Also with a shortage of certain key raw materials for fragrance compositions, we were able to supply our customers reliably,” said Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, CEO of Symrise AG. “We are moving into the second half of the year from a strong position. Targeted investments in research and development, sales strength and capacity expansions are driving our growth. Therefore, we are raising our sales forecast for the current fiscal year: We expect organic growth above our medium-term target corridor of 5 to 7 % and will therefore significantly exceed market growth.”

The independent consulting bureau BSB has been awarding this prestigious prize for innovation since 2003. Two representatives of the company accepted the awards for the new developments in their areas of responsibility at the Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club.

Environmentally friendly personal hygiene technology for many cosmetic applications
SymGuard® CD fulfills many functions at the same time: The fast-acting antibacterial ingredient protects the cosmetic product and the skin of the consumer in products for personal wash, hand gels, deodorants and oral care. The product does not contain organohalogens and therefore offers a sustainable alternative to traditional ingredients such as Triclosan or Triclocarban.

Symrise sees itself as an innovation leader and takes comprehensive measures to keep its impact on the environment as minimal as possible,” summarized Dr. Florian Genrich, Senior Global Product Manager of the Micro Protection category in the Cosmetic Ingredients division. “When we develop an idea, we show just how deeply nature, the environment, and sustainable processes and resources are embedded into the mentality of our company. This enables us to fulfill the desires of many of our customers, and we are proud to have achieved this with SymGuard® CD that respects nature by being biodegradable.”

Green Algae Control the Production of Sebum
SymControlTM Care is a product from blue biotechnology, i.e. the biotechnological production with natural components from marine origin. The active ingredient is extracted from a Mediterranean green microalga and fulfills many purposes simultaneously: It has been shown to significantly make your skin look less oily; it calms the skin and strengthens the skin barrier. This makes SymControlTM Care particularly appropriate for cosmetic products caring for oily yet sensitive skin types.

Dr. Marielle Le Maire, Global Category Director Actives in the Cosmetic Ingredients division, accepted the award and said: “Our research focusses on providing natural active ingredients that allow our customers to fulfil special consumer needs. The area of biotechnology in particular offers tremendous potential for innovation for natural ingredients. The prize shows that Symrise is making crucial headway in this discipline.”

About Symrise:
Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavors, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials as well as functional ingredients. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverages, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional supplements and pet food.
With sales of approximately € 3 billion in 2017, Symrise is among the global leaders in the market for flavors and fragrances. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented with more than 90 sites in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America.
Symrise works with its clients to develop new ideas and market-ready concepts for products that form an indispensable part of everyday life. Economic success and corporate responsibility are inextricably linked as part of this process. Symrise – always inspiring more…

Symrise – always inspiring more…

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