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Lab Services: Formulations, Testing and Sustainable Solutions


A global network of labs and R&D centers delivering next-generation solutions


To innovate and grow your business, you need the right solutions and a collaborative expert who can help save time, streamline efforts and formulate breakthrough products. At each step in the product development process – from market and trend knowledge, through concept definition, sampling, scale-up and launch – Univar Solutions is here to support your technical needs.

Every day a diverse team of scientists, chemists and multidisciplinary specialists come together to solve real-world challenges and create valuable and sustainable solutions that have the potential to transform the world – helping us live healthier, safer, better lives.


Whether looking to reformulate around current trends with specialty ingredients and chemicals or meet regulatory changes, our Solution Centers are innovating today to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

Meet Dr. Andrew Mint, Director of Global Solution Centers

"Ultimately, the more technical horsepower and ideas we can get in the pipeline faster the better we can service our customers and suppliers." Continue reading to see how we are accelerating technical innovation with digital solutions.

Explore sustainability trends and formulation kits


Plant-Based Foods

Plant-based recipes to take you from concept to launch

Explore Kit

Low VOC Coating Solutions

High-performing and regulatory compliant coating concepts

Explore Kit

Conscientiously Clean 

Biodegradable starter kit for home care and industrial cleaning

Explore Kit

Alternative Sunscreens

Oxybenzone and Octinoxate-free sunscreen kit

Explore Kit


An extension of your team with deep expertise to connect anytime, anywhere


At our global Solution Centers, innovation happens. Our goal is to accelerate your product development cycle with formulation support informed by the latest trends, techniques and research into what’s driving consumer demands and moving markets forward. Combining creativity, ingenuity and technical excellence while leveraging the latest digital capabilities, we can connect with you anytime, anywhere, and provide customizable services to help augment your team with the following capabilities:

  • Product formulation

  • Recipe development

  • Benchmark prototyping

  • Product performance testing

  • Chemical analysis

  • Shelf-life testing

  • Custom blending

  • Product composition analysis



Bringing you the best materials and product innovations on the planet


At Univar Solutions, we take a bold idea from concept to reality, helping our customers find market-moving opportunities that deliver material advances and lead to commercial success. Collaborate with our technical experts, explore our formulation capabilities, tap into a vast distribution network and access a world of solutions.






Go inside the lab with us to find your next solution


Technical capabilities to help you innovate and grow your business


State-of-the-art application and formulation testing labs

Meet Dr. Dejana Drew, Global Director, Innovation and Technology

"Our labs and technical development centers are unique, sophisticated zones of application and performance testing, where we can evaluate and really understand raw materials and formulation behaviors." Read more insights from Dr. Dejana Drew.


Developing sustainable

products for a changing world

Our forward-thinking Solution Centers are driven by curiosity, data and a passion to develop quality products that are reliable, sustainable and offer alternative options for today’s consumers. Through our innovative approach to bringing new products to market, our solutions make a difference. As environments change, we are committed to adapting to your needs and offering capabilities and resources that give you a competitive advantage.


Gain insight into a sustainable

approach for your business

What does sustainability mean, and how does it impact your business? Watch our virtual discussion with FMC Corporation and Novozymes to hear why sustainability makes good business sense and how your organization can incorporate practices, policies and strategies that support a better tomorrow.

Watch On Demand
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