Azelis has opened an application and training centre in Istanbul, Turkey. It will serve the food, personal care and pharma markets and will offer product advice, formulation development and technical research.
In December 2019 Azelis acquired Ekin Kimya. The combined teams will work together across businesses, which will see the training centre service three Azelis market segments: food & health, personal care and pharma.
In food & health, the technical team will focus on textures and taste improvements for confectionary, dairy, bakery and meat products, keeping a close eye on trends and making use of clean label alternatives.
For personal care, the centre will focus on formulation development and recipe optimisation for hair care, skin care and color cosmetics products, using actives, mild surfactants and silicones. In house formulations include shampoos, bath and body care products, liquid soaps, emulsions, gels, serums and face, lip and eye make-up.
Finally, in pharma, pharmaceutical and food supplement manufacturers will be offered seminars and workshops to support their optimisation and product development efforts. Pharma seminars and workshops will cover subjects such as tablet pressing, tablet coating, tablet coloring; hardness, friability, granulation, oxidation and taste issues in solid oral forms; development of semi-solid oral dosage forms and formulation of modified release forms.
Sertaç Sürür, Managing Director Azelis Turkey, said: “With our highly qualified staff in this application and technical center, we will be able to further strengthen the technical support given to Azelis Turkey’s and Ekin Kimya’s food & health, personal care and pharma customers at a local and international level, starting from concept to applied products to formulation creation.
"In the near future, we will as well start servicing the home care market from this center. We’re looking forward to bring our customers even more benefits through the formulation support and inspire them with workshops.”