The global producer of minerals - mainly derived from calcium carbonate and dolomite - and worldwide distributor of specialty ingredients has completed the acquisition of Formulae Development, LLC., a contract R&D formulator specializing in natural cosmetics, located in Hazlet, New Jersey, U.S.

Formulae, a boutique custom laboratory with fifteen years’ experience in the personal care industry, has an established reputation as a provider of trend-setting solutions to the natural cosmetic market,” says Omya in a statement.

With the acquisition, through their Cincinnati-headquartered U.S. subsidiary, Omya is strengthening their position in cosmetic research and development within the Americas.

By leveraging both Formulae’s commitment to customer satisfaction through creation of exceptional finished products and Omya’s international network of technical innovation centers, the combined businesses will be best positioned to serve the needs of both customers and principals nationwide,” adds the group.

Omya now has a strong North American platform for personal care with locations in Long Beach, California, Hazlet, New Jersey, and Mexico City offering their customers and supply partners personal care products, formulation know-how, technical service and customer support.