« Amway Establishes Research Center to Study Potential of Chinese Botanicals in Cosmetics »- Special Chem

« Amway announced the opening of its $ 13 million Amway Botanical Research Center (ABRC) in Wuxi, China. The company will study plants associated with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the site for potential future use in its health and beauty products.
Built on 34-hectares (84-acres) of farmland, the ABRC includes an advanced laboratory, large greenhouse and will be used for research on soil nutrients, plant physiology, extract quality standards and processes.
“Our Nutrilite™ brand of vitamins and dietary supplements were first formulated after the brand’s founder, Carl Rehnborg, observed how the use of plants and botanicals in China promoted optimal health and natural balance,” said George Calvert, Amway’s chief officer of global R& D and supply chain.
“The new ABRC is our effort to research and understand Chinese botanicals to a greater extent– using the most advanced technology and scientific practices – and integrate the findings into our products. (…) »