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Sensory Samples in Brazil

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Thor Brazil staff are back from a successful and dynamic exhibition at In-Cosmetics LATAM which took place in Sao Paulo  in September.
The striking booth incorporated a 'sensorial bar' which enabled visitors to feel the benefits of Thor ingredients in finished products first hand.  Samples supplied from the Thor formulation lab in Zhenjiang China focussed on clear hair conditioner Microcare Amide RIAM, green conditioning quat Microcare Quat EQG and superlative skin and hair conditioning agent Microcare Silicone G3070.  According to Ridnei Brenna, Managing Director of Thor Brazil, "This strategy has certainly proved a success.   We show the raw material together with the respective end product.  Visitors really appreciated this."  
The event attracted visitors from all over South America and also welcomed large numbers of customers from the USA, Europe and Asia.  Thor staff were delighted to meet so many of you in Sao Paulo and look forward to seeing you again next year!


European presentations

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Sophie Catoire and Hervé Ficheux from Thor Personal Care's Toxicology department will be presenting two relevant posters at Eurotox 2018 in Brussels 2 - 5 September .  The posters are entitled 'Skin sensitisation assessment of 2 biocide formulations: comparison of 3 alternative methods' prepared in collaboration with Eurosafe and 'Silicones - do they all behave the same way in the environment regarding biodegradability / degradability?' in collaboration with Rovaltain Research Company.
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Thor Spain's Marc Arderiu will also be presenting a paper at Cosmetorium in Barcelona. Entitled 'Microcare Amide RIAM, new palm free eco-friendly liquid hair conditioner', the presentation will be given at 3pm on 27 September in room 6.  Staff from Thor Spain look forward to welcoming visitors to the presentation and to stand 246.

'Kisses' from Amsterdam

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This Spring love came to In-Cosmetics as Thor shone a spotlight on lips with an attractively designed exhibit focused on products specifically for the lips.
A delightful range of in-house formulated samples to nourish and enhance the lips featuring Thor's Microcare® Silicones and Preservatives were warmly received by visitors. 'Kisses' were specially created for the show and staff were able to demonstrate the products at a dedicated mirrored make-up bar, central to Thor's themed display. 
Thor Personal Care's In Vitro Toxicology Manager, Sophie Catoire, delivered a presentation on techniques for assessing the skin sensitisation of personal care formulations to a packed seminar hall with more than 125 attendees.
We were delighted to meet so many present and future customers at the show - and look forward to seeing you again in Paris in 2019! 


Microcare® Regional Training

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The first Asian Microcare® Regional Training has been held at Thor China’s Zhenjiang site.  Distributors and staff from China, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and Australia attended the training which covered theory, practical lab sessions and a plant  tour.

Based on the tried and tested concept of the annual training held at Thor’s Personal Care headquarters in Compiègne France, the regional training saw staff from Thor’s Asian and Compiègne sites addressing attendees who showed great interest in the varied aspects of the training.                                        Dr Qinglin Zheng, Managing Director of Thor China, welcomed the delegates and gave a tour of the extensive plant at Zhenjiang. So much interest was shown in the event that Thor plans on an even bigger and better training session next year!


New Toxicology Calculation Tool

Thor Personal Care has launched its innovative new Toxicology Calculation Tool!
The tool is intended as a user friendly calculator allowing the rapid selection of a Microcare® personal care ingredient by combining safety assessment data plus the product's regulatory status in USA, Europe and Japan.  It allows the simulation of different scenarios for both babies and adults in leave on and rinse off formulations.
It is intended that this tool will be of scientific help to formulators enabling the selection of appropriate ingredients for specific formulations quickly and easily based on a combination of existing data.

To access the tool please visit our Technical Excellence page or click the button below:

Microcare® Toxicology Calculation Tool