Azelis Shanghai wins 3 Innovation Awards at PCHi 2016 China

Azelis Shanghai earns the prestigious ‘Innovator of the Year’ award and wins two best ingredient awards in the green / sustainability category at PCHi China 2016 in March.

Decornel Wax Beads from Sasol Performance Chemicals and Phyllostachys Pubescens (Bamboo) Leaf Extract from Organic Bamboo Industries were winning ingredients in the green category, one of the fastest growing in personal care.

On behalf of its suppliers, Azelis Shanghai submitted comprehensive dossier packages that included new in-house formulations, technical support documents, market trend analysis and articles showing how the attributes of each contributed to green and sustainable characteristics in the market.

Azelis Shanghai was awarded the highly coveted ‘Innovators of the Year’, by gaining the most votes overall in the competition (not just in the green category) from a panel of top experts in the personal care industry. This, amid tough competition that included around 50 leading international raw material manufacturers.

Conrad Bucheleres, Managing Director Azelis China accepted the Innovators of the Year award at a ceremony at PCHi on March 2nd, in front of packed audience. “I was proud to accept this award on behalf of the Azelis China team. We work closely with our suppliers, which allows us to create added value and grow our businesses together via our application laboratory and expert technical sales teams. Our customers really appreciate the additional help we offer, to create the products of the future.”

Tony Craske, International Business Director adds, “A huge well done to the team. As part of our global strategy we share knowledge across Azelis, adapting proven concepts to local needs. Innovation is the main driver in personal care and we are fortunate to have an unrivalled supplier base to offer a first class range of performance ingredients to our customers, all backed by outstanding technical support.”

Winning awards is becoming a habit for this hard working and innovative personal care team in China, who are raising the bar for distributor performance in the region and taking technical support and supplier partnerships to a new level. Azelis Shanghai won the Personal Care and Cosmetics Innovation award for their Moisture Bead Cream formulation at PCHI China 2015, the first time a distributor has ever achieved this accolade.

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Azelis is the leading global speciality chemicals 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) Chemical Industries, Lubricants & Metal Working Fluids, 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. Azelis has a turnover of c.a. €1.5 billion and employs around 1,500 knowledgeable people located in more than 45 facilities in more than 35 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Africa.

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