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CCL will be attending the SCS Formulate show in Coventry next week, on the 15-16th November. We will be on stand 419 in the Ricoh Arena, so if you're attending the show, come and say hi, we'd love to see you!
SCS Formulate is the biggest meeting in the UK dedicated to personal care ingredients. It is organised for the Society of Cosmetic Scientists, and focuses on the latest technologies, applications and ingredients in the UK cosmetic market, as well as presenting the latest developments in raw materials.
If you would like more information or to book an appointment with us, don't hesitate to give us a call on 01353 667258. Of course, if you're in the area, just drop in and say hello. Hope to see you there!
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