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SCS Formulate 2016

15 - 16  November 2016Picture of registration at Formulate 2013

Ricoh Arena, Coventry

SCS Formulate is the UK’s largest event of its kind, focusing on raw materials, ingredients and formulation services for personal care and cosmetic products. It's a unique opportunity to see the new, the innovative, the proven, the everyday and the obscure – everything you need to create, make and market cosmetics for today and tomorrow.


The exhibition is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind in the UK. Exhibitor numbers were up in 2015. You will be able to find every conceivable ingredient, raw material and other vital tool of your trade as well as have the opportunity to spend time with industry colleagues both old and new.


Created by the SCS, the Knowledge features internationally renowned experts and authorities tackling a stimulating range of technical and commercial issues affecting formulators today.  SCS MEMBERS CAN ATTEND FREE OF CHARGE IF REGISTERED BY SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2016.  IF YOU WISH TO  BECOME A MEMBER AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ATTENDING THE KNOWLEDGE SEMINARS FOR FREE, YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE APPLIED FOR MEMBERSHIP BY 15 AUGUST 2016 AT THE LATEST IN ORDER TO BE ACCEPTED AT THE SCS COUNCIL MEETING AND RECEIVE A MEMBERSHIP NUMBER.  APPLICATION FORMS RECEIVED AFTER THAT DATE WILL BE REVIEWED BY SCS COUNCIL IN DECEMBER.  Membership applications can be completed on-line on the Membership page


The Inspire programme is a series of free to attend, supplier led presentations featuring the latest products and services within the UK Personal Care and Cosmetics Industry.


A new feature for 2016 to be held within the Exhibition Hall - a lab area with interactive sessions.

Log onto the website for all the updated information.


The Laura Marshall Award was introduced in 2015 in honour of Laura Marshall, friend and colleague who sadly passed away in October 2014.  The competition to introduce innovation proved very popular last year and has been introduced again this year and is tol become a regular feature at SCS Formulate.


A record 500+ guests in 2015.  A chance for you to join colleagues and friends and enjoy the food, music and dancing.  You can register for the dinner here or visit the website

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