What is our Open Research Laboratory?

What is our Open Research Laboratory?

If you are facing difficulties/problems with your formulations, please consult us for technical support. We would gladly assist you in any way we can.

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Our Open Research Laboratory is a place of training and research specifically built for our customers. From its establishment in 1976 as a research laboratory for Nikko Chemicals Co., Ltd., it has been utilized by customers from a variety of industries, including cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and food manufacturers.

Our laboratory offers not only basic training in surfactants, but also applied technical training for more experienced cosmetic formulators. We also welcome co-developmental efforts with our customers which aim to shorten development periods for manufacturers. We have various training programs, customized to suit your needs, so please feel free to contact us.

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We also provide accommodation for the convenience of our overseas customers coming from outside of Tokyo. Our Open Research Laboratory is also popular with overseas guests who would like to learn about our unique materials and technology while experiencing Japanese culture at the same time. From the basic of surfactants to their application in various industries, we offer practical solutions based on our expertise in colloid chemistry. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested.

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Our Open Research Laboratory Training curriculum

Personal Project Course

If you have any problems with formulating, for example, "I would like to incorporate this ingredient into my formulation but there are stability issues" or "I have run out of ideas to improve my formulation", you could consult our specialists for advice. Furthermore, you could also conduct trial manufacture, evaluations and experiments to improve your formulations. We will assist you along the way to help you develop a superior product in a shorter period of time. We offer full support for a wide variety of fields, not only cosmetics but also pharmaceuticals and food products.

Examples:
  • Formulation stability issues
  • Getting rid of the tacky texture in a W/O sunscreen formulation
  • Creating a water-repellent formulation
Basic training course

A course in which you can learn about basic features and methods of use of POE type (ethoxylated) surfactants as well as emulsification and solubilization technology.
We combine lectures and hands-on training so that you can develop a deeper understanding of the subject.
The knowledge obtained through this course can be applied to a wide variety of fields such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and food industry.

Target participants
  • Formulation novice to those with up to 3 - 4 years' of experience.
Content
  • Understanding the characteristics of surfactants, basics of emulsification and solubilization
  • How to select suitable surfactants for emulsification
  • Effect of each ingredient on the final product (stability, texture, particle size, etc.)
Intermediate training course

This is a review on the basic properties of surfactants used in the emulsification process.
In addition, this course is also suitable for those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the formulation process to enable them to teach their younger counterparts.

Target participants
  • Experienced formulators/scientists with more than 4 - 5 years' of experience
Contents
  • Basic of surfactants and emulsification
  • How to select suitable surfactants for petroleum-derived free and food formulations
  • Recommendation of the latest Japanese and Asians trend formulations using functional emulsifiers such as the NIKKOL Nikkomulese series.
Applied training course

We offer training in various emulsification techniques which can be applied to a wide variety of fields such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and the food industry.

Target participants
  • Experienced formulators/scientists with more than 5 years of experience of formulation
Contents
  • Basic of surfactants and emulsification (also serves as a review, this is optional)
  • Emulsification techniques (Liquid Crystal, α-gel, D-Phase emulsification, Low Viscosity WO emulsion, Microemulsion, etc…)
  • Emulsification techniques using polyglyceryl fatty esters and lecithin-derived surfactants
  • Recommendation of the latest Japanese and Asians trend formulations using functional emulsifiers such as the NIKKOL Nikkomulese series.

Other courses

Practice with seminar
・[For cosmetic manufacturers]Introduction of the latest trend in cosmetics and guide formulations.
・[For cosmetic manufacturers] Practical application of liquid crystal/gel emulsions.
・[For cosmetic manufacturers] Proposal of a variety of formulations using hydrogel
・[For pharmaceutical manufacturers] Basic of surfactants, emulsification and cream formulation
・[For food manufacturers]Basic of emulsifiers/emulsification and various emulsification methods

Outstation seminar
We also offer outstation seminars with the same content as above for those who cannot come to our Open Research Laboratory (at companies' request)

Free Accommodation Service

We also provide accommodation for the convenience of overseas' customers.

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Location

Cosmos Technical Center Co., Ltd.

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Check-in/Check-out

■Check-in: Please contact us for adjustment
■Check-out: 9:00 in the morning of the final day. Please bring your luggage and key to the laboratory.

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Meals

Lunch is provided for free.

Other free services

Room facilities and amenities Slippers, towels, toothpaste, toothbrush
Shampoo, conditioner, body soap, face soap, hair dryer, tissue paper Individual shower room
Communal facilities Washing and drying machine, laundry detergent, iron, ironing board, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, TV, tea dispenser
Internet connection Wi-Fi is available free of charge
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Contact

Please give me the reference about Open Research Laboratory
to NIKKO CHEMICALS CO.,LTD.


The reference in e-mail
(whole company community)


inquiry@nikkol.co.jp

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Group Company

Nikkol Group provides total support for cosmetic businesses, from materials and formulation development to product development.

  • NIKKO CHEMICALSCO., LTD.
  • NIPPON SURFACTANT INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
  • NIKODERM RESEARCHINC.
  • BERGERAC JAPON CO., LTD.
  • NIKKO CHEMICALS(SINGAPORE)PTE LTD.
  • NIKKO CHEMICALS SHANGHAI CORPORATION

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