Independent European manufacturer and distributor of raw materials and ingredients for the life sciences and performance chemicals sectors, Cornelius Group, has been shortlisted in the Best Product category at the Independent Commodity Intelligent Services (ICIS) Innovation Awards.   

The company has been recognised for its new revolutionary water-in-silicone emulsifier, Cor-Sil Avance, which disrupts traditional formulation methods in the personal care products sector. The ground-breaking technology represents a paradigm shift in the way that water-in-silicone formulations are made by reducing production batch time via cold processing by up to 75% when compared to traditional methods. 

Liam Smith, Group Head of Strategic Marketing at Cornelius, commented: “Cor-Sil Avance enables us to provide our customers with up to a 40% reduction in formulation costs. Combining improved energy efficiency and capacity liberation, it represents an opportunity for brands and their manufacturers to streamline their water-in-silicone formulation processes.” 

The accelerated formulation time, facilitated by the innovative emulsifier, does not compromise quality in its simplicity. It has a light, elegant skin and after-feel, with no pilling, and a premium silicone feel is achieved without the use of elastomers, additional film-formers and additives, often important in today’s personal care market. 

Smith added: “Our team has put an untold amount of dedication into the development of this product and we’re extremely proud to have been recognised for this hard work with the shortlisting from ICIS. We would also like to congratulate Clariant, Dow Chemical, Chemical Processing Services and Taghleef Industries, who have also been shortlisted alongside us.”   

The ICIS Awards celebrate truly revolutionary projects that solve problems or provide solutions for the company entering and/or its customers or demonstrate an innovative approach to business, the environment and sustainability. Winners of the awards are typically companies that have made significant steps forward in technological and business innovation, with tangible results emerging during 2019 and the early part of this year. Winners will be announced in November 2020.   

For more information, please visit our dedicated Cor-Sil Avance page