Flavours and fragrances giant Givaudan has agreed a research collaboration for the development of sustainable fragrance ingredients from renewable carbon, with US-based LanzaTech, which describes itself as a carbon capture and transformation (CCT) company. No commercial terms were disclosed.
Japan's Kao Corporation is to double capacity for the synthetic fragrance methyl dihydrojasmonate (MDJ) at its site in Olesa, Spain, by adding a second production facility. MDJ is used to give a jasmine fragrance to a wide range of consumer products and Kao is already the leader in the 20,000 tonnes/year European market, which is projected to grow at 4% year.
Consumer products giant Unilever has announced that it fully delivered on the commitment it launched in early 2017, to disclose fragrance ingredient information down to 0.01% of the product formulation by the end of 2018, in place of generic ‘fragrance’ or ‘P