Ashland opens technical centre in Mumbai, India

Ashland opens technical centre in Mumbai, India

4:56 AM, 12th October 2012
Ashland opens technical centre in Mumbai, India

MUMBAI, INDIA: Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc, dedicated a new care specialties technical centre in Mumbai, India, to better support producers of personal and home care products in India and Southeast Asia. The facility will serve as a focal point for the research and development (R&D) work Ashland conducts on behalf of customers, with operations in the region. Activities at the new facility will centre on bringing new personal and home care innovations to market and providing technical support that may be required to meet consumers’ rising expectations for higher-performing products.

The Mumbai technical centre expands Ashland’s global network of R&D and technical support facilities dedicated to the advancement of personal and home care products. The new facility and 10 others around the world include centres of excellence in the United States, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and China, and technical laboratories in Germany, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.

The Mumbai technical team will provide preservative efficacy studies and general formulation support upon request. The centre will also serve as headquarters for key account managers in India and as a base of operations for distributor training and technical seminars.

“With approximately 15 per cent year-over-year growth in personal care expenditures, India is a market that increasingly requires the formulating expertise of Ashland’s technical team,” said John E Panichella, President and Group Operating Officer, Ashland Specialty Ingredients.

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