Free online platform for cosmetics ingredients launched
An industry initiative started by Clariant has launched a new Internet platform called Chemberry, which enables chemical buyers to easily find the ingredients they need. Initially covering personal care, the free- of-charge search service will be expanded later across multiple industry sectors.
The platform operates out of its own organisation unit strictly separated from other business activities to ensure confidentiality, compliance and neutrality of the platform.
By 2019, Chemberry aims to be the most comprehensive source of ingredients available online. In an industry first, it features all relevant chemical suppliers and their products for free, automatically extracting and organising product information from existing supplier websites. Its industry-specific filters give the option to search by company, function, product claim, application and chemical composition, as well as certification.
It currently indexes over 5,000 personal care formulation products from active ingredients through to colourants, emulsifiers and UV filters. This will be extended to 50,000 products by February 2019 as the platform prepares its rollout to further industry sectors.
Timo von Bargen, head of the platform, said: “The chemical industry is evolving with new ingredients constantly being launched to address consumer demands for more functionality, environmental concerns and so on. Chemberry was born out of our passion to go beyond existing limited search functions to make it really fast, flexible and simple for buyers of chemical ingredients to find the right ones for their application.”