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Top Industry Players Explore Pre-competitive Preservative Development

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Following Forum for the Future’s Beauty and Personal Care Products Sustainability Summit, co-hosted by Walmart and Target in September 2014, a working group has emerged to solicit stakeholder input and devise a plan for “pre-competitive development of new preservative systems.” P&G, J&J, Unilever, Henkel and BASF will serve on a steering group to guide and inform the working group’s efforts, with questions already about the legal implications of pre-competitive collaborations.

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