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Colipa is given a new look, and is known now as Cosmetics Europe


The European association of Cosmetics Industries has just releases its new name. Previously known as COLIPA, it is now Cosmetics Europe – The Personal Care Association, and has just put out a press release to give some details on the whereabouts of the change.

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The communiqué

Brussels, 23 January 2012 – The European Cosmetics Association, formerly named “Colipa”, will now be called “Cosmetics Europe – The Personal Care Association”. The association has been representing European cosmetic companies and national associations for fifty years.

The name change comes at a time when the European cosmetics industry represents one-third of the global market, across the entire range of personal care products. In Europe this innovative industry employs a total of 1.7 million people either directly or indirectly, including about 17,000 scientists. “Cosmetics Europe – The Personal Care Association” works with 18 multinational companies, 27 national associations and 4000 SMEs to ensure that the industry provides European consumers with safe, innovative and effective products.

The President of Cosmetics Europe, Fabio Franchina, said: “ The European cosmetics industry is a fundamental driver of innovation. Our industry has responded effectively to new challenges in a globalised market. ‘Cosmetics Europe – The Personal Care Association’ will continue to work with our member companies and associations to enable our industry to thrive and in order to maintain an effective dialogue with our stakeholders.

Director-General of Cosmetics Europe, Bertil Heerink, said: “ The European cosmetics industry is the flagship of the …

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