December 2013

December 18, 2013

A Natural Tan from below the Sea:
Symrise Launches SymBronze® 1659

With SymBronze® 1659, Symrise launches a natural bronzer that provides a healthy natural looking tan. The active ingredient is derived from microalgae – a sustainable and renewable source. Clinical tests have proven the... more »

December 03, 2013

Goes to Symrise’s Cosmetic Multitalent SymSave® H

The SEPAWA culminated in two highlights for Symrise this year: The Life Essentials business division showcased cosmetic innovations at the annual industry meeting, and the cosmetic multitalent SymSave® H received the... more »

November 2013

November 28, 2013

Symrise Welcomes Preliminary Injunction Obtained by Ritter Sport Against Stiftung Warentest

Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG has obtained a preliminary injunction against Stiftung Warentest. Symrise welcomes this development. Ritter correctly labeled the ingredients it procured from Symrise.In a recent test by... more »

November 26, 2013

Symrise Confirms Its Compliance with European Flavor Regulation

Symrise has reacted to the recent negative assertions from Stiftung Warentest. Hans Holger Gliewe, Member of the Executive Board of Symrise AG and President of the Flavor & Nutrition division, provided the customer named... more »

November 20, 2013

Outstanding Excellence
Symrise Wins Fi Europe Excellence Awards

The Fi Europe Excellence Awards were presented during a ceremony on November 19, 2013. Symrise received the prize in the category of Sustainability Initiative of the Year of Europe’s biggest industry trade show. The... more »

November 14, 2013

Symrise Presents “Your Winning Taste for Life®” at FIE Frankfurt

From November 19 to 21, 2013, Symrise goes to FIE Frankfurt. Under the motto “Your Winning Taste for Life®”, it will be showcasing winning tastes for winning brands throughout EAME and beyond. One of those winning... more »

November 05, 2013

Symrise achieves Strong Growth in Sales and Earnings

Symrise AG continued its robust growth in the third quarter of 2013 with strong momentum. The Group increased sales to EUR 1,401.2 million in the first nine months of 2013; at local currency this translates into an... more »

November 01, 2013

Symrise Certified as “Green Company”

DQS has certified Symrise as a “Green Company.” Independent DQS auditors have assessed the internal processes in research, development, manufacturing and sales. The result: Symrise fulfills the international requirements... more »

October 2013

October 30, 2013

For the Good of the Environment: Symrise Opens Green Chemistry Laboratory

Symrise is opening a catalysis laboratory to advance its strategic research focus in green chemistry: The company will investigate the synthesis of new molecules via catalysis, develop chemical processes and optimize... more »

October 25, 2013

Help for the Threatened Blue of the Provence: Symrise sources CENSO-certified Lavandin and supports CRIEPPAM

Symrise sources CENSO-certified lavandin oil as one of the first companies in the industry. This secures the basis for one of the natural key raw materials in fragrance creations at Symrise. At the same time, this... more »

September 2013

September 26, 2013

Help for Children of the Night: Symrise Awards Grant to Dr. Marc Majora for XP Research Project

Symrise is awarding a three-year grant to post-doctorate researcher Dr. Marc Majora from the Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (IUF) in Düsseldorf. He is researching possible treatments for xeroderma... more »

August 2013

August 15, 2013

Reliable Diagnostics: Symrise BioActives Extends Esculin Distribution Partnership with Gee Lawson

Symrise BioActives and Gee Lawson are extending a cooperation, which began in 2011. Symrise BioActives manufactures highly purified esculin, which Gee Lawson supplies to the diagnostics industry. Esculin is used in... more »

August 07, 2013

Symrise Achieves Sales Increase and Gains Market Share at Ongoing High Profitability

Symrise AG further increased its pace in the second quarter and notably strengthened sales and earnings in the first half of 2013. The Group grew in both divisions and across all regions and increased sales to € 934.7... more »

August 02, 2013

Recognition for Symrise’s Supply Chain Management

Symrise was named one of the four finalists for the Supply Chain Management Award. The fragrance and flavoring manufacturer impressed the independent jury with its sustainable vanilla sourcing in two preliminary rounds.... more »

July 2013

July 26, 2013

Multiple Benefits for Cosmetics with SymSave® H

With SymSave® H, Symrise launches a truly nature-identical, multifunctional ingredient. Its anti-oxidant, soothing, emulsion stabilizing and preservative boosting properties make it the ideal component for all types of... more »

July 02, 2013

Symrise Receives Two Honors

The promotion of women is an important issue in society and companies have an especially important role to play in the matter. They establish the working conditions for women, which include aspects such as flexible... more »

June 2013

June 25, 2013

Jack Corley of Symrise PureScents now member of NSF International

NSF International has invited Jack Corley to serve as a representative for the fragrance and cosmetics industry. He will support the committee with his technical guidance on NSF related issues. NSF International is... more »

June 11, 2013

Efficient Powder Mixing Plant and Expanded Raw Materials Warehouse for Symrise

On June 11, 2013, Symrise begins operations at its new powder mixing plant. The complex also includes a modern raw materials warehouse. With the new construction, the Group is consolidating its production of flavored... more »

May 2013

May 13, 2013

Multiple Success for Symrise at in-cosmetics 2013

Symrise was recognized for its achievements five times at in-cosmetics 2013 in Paris: At the Innovation Zone, SymHairTM Force 1631 won a silver award as best ingredient, while Dr. Klaus Stanzl, President Life Essentials... more »

May 07, 2013

Symrise Shows Strong Business Development in Q1/2013

Symrise AG has begun Fiscal Year 2013 with impressive growth. The Group saw dynamic demand in both divisions and increased sales to € 458 million in the first quarter of 2013 (Q1 2012: € 433 million). This corresponds to... more »

April 2013

April 25, 2013

Symrise Opens New Research Center in Holzminden

On April 25, 2013, Symrise moves into its new research center at its headquarters in Holzminden. With the new building, the company is pro-moting the interdisciplinary research dialogue between its two divisions, Scent &... more »

April 23, 2013

Symrise AG Obtains Research Loan from European Investment Bank

Symrise AG has obtained a long-term loan of € 125 million from the European Investment Bank to fund its intensive research and development activities. A specific focus of these activities will be on functional... more »

April 16, 2013

Cherry on Top: Enhanced Vitality & Mobility with Actiplants® Cherry Purevital from Symrise BioActives

With Actiplants® Cherry Purevital, Symrise BioActives is bringing another highly purified plant extract to the market. It is ideal for nutritional supplements that are aimed at promoting regeneration after physical... more »

April 15, 2013

Beautiful Skin and Hair from the Ocean: Symrise at in-cosmetics 2013

At this year’s in-cosmetics in Paris, Symrise presents natural and sustainable actives for skin and hair from microalgae. Symrise will also feature in the trade show’s H2O Trail with innovative technologies. These, and... more »

April 11, 2013

PCHi 2013: Symrise wins two awards for cosmetic ingredients

Two products from Symrise were recognized in this year’s PCHi Innovation award selection. SymWhite® 377 received a PCHi award for its skin brightening properties, and Sym3DTM convinced with its ability to help rebuild... more »

April 09, 2013

Sharing Values: Symrise Develops Integrated Corporate Report

With its 2012 corporate report, Symrise has decided to stop publishing separate annual and sustainability reports and is moving in the direction of integrated reporting. The company’s goals and strategy already are... more »

March 2013

March 21, 2013

SymCap® K LD from Symrise Freshens Laundry for Months

A new generation of microencapsulated perfume oils allows laundry to smell fresh for longer. SymCap® K LD securely encloses the fragrance and releases it onto the fabric after just a light touch – even months later. For... more »

March 18, 2013

Contract with Executive Board Member Achim Daub Extended Until 2016

Dr. Thomas Rabe, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, said: “We are pleased about the extension of the contract with Achim Daub, who has successfully led the Scent & Care division since the company’s IPO in 2006. This... more »

March 12, 2013

Symrise Achieves All-Time High in Sales and Earnings in 2012

Symrise AG achieved the highest sales and earnings figures in its company  history in Fiscal Year 2012. The Group increased sales to € 1,735 million (2011: € 1,584 million), this represents an increase by 10 % (at local... more »

March 07, 2013

A Clear Complexion with SymWhite® 377 now also for China

The Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) has approved SymWhite® 377 as an ingredient for cosmetic applications. This is owed to the high purity of Symrise patented material and an extensive safety and... more »

March 04, 2013

Symrise Acquires American Fragrance Manufacturer Belmay

Symrise has acquired the global fragrance business of the Belmay Group, an international developer and manufacturer of fragrances and perfume oils, effective today. With this acquisition, Symrise is taking another... more »

February 2013

February 18, 2013

Carbon Disclosure Project Recognizes Symrise for Transparency on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ranks Symrise highly in its active approach to climate change. This is the conclusion the non-profit organization came to after having assessed 350 companies in Germany, Austria and... more »

February 14, 2013

Creative Pool Strengthened:New Addition to Symrise’s Scientific Advisory Board for Fragrances and Oral Care

Symrise’s Scientific Advisory Board for Fragrances and Oral Care has a new member. Dr. George Preti from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, USA will be supporting Symrise’s Scientific Advisory Board. This... more »

January 2013

January 17, 2013

think mint® Refreshes the World – Symrise Establishes an Umbrella Brand for Fresh Taste and Cooling Care

Symrise has pooled its expertise in freshness under the umbrella brand think mint®. With this, specialists for oral hygiene and confectionery have developed a strategic platform for mint concepts with high levels of... more »



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