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Introducing our newest members - July 2023


CCUK new members this month illustrate different businesses in the product development and manufacturing chain that our network exists to represent and connect.


First up is Naturbeads, an innovative provider of solutions to help industry leading companies and individuals with a cost effective, fully biodegradable and sustainable alternative to microplastics. Naturbeads manufacturing technology has a wide range of features and flexibility, created to cater to their clients' needs. Naturbeads offers cellulose solutions for a green planet. Their commitment to sustainability does not end with their products but extends to sourcing their feedstock materials from certified forestry or agricultural waste, licensing an energy efficient manufacturing process, and using non-toxic solvents which they recycle.


We're happy to welcome Cosmarida who have been producing products for leading UK and International beauty brands for over 10 years. Specialising in skincare and hair care, plus COSMOS organic, based just north of Sheffield. Cosmarida offer flexible manufacturing, filling and pack-off to established brands, plus start-ups, from as low as 2,500 units per sku – but with no restriction on upper limits. From ‘concept to shelf’, they provide full-service supply, with complete formulation development and technical support.


Our third new member this month, Gill Jennings & Every LLP (GJE), ranked as one of the leading firms of European patent attorneys by the Financial Times. GJE patent, design and trade mark attorneys are here to help you navigate the world of IP, regardless of your level of experience in the field. GJE work as part of your team, bringing legal, technical and commercial expertise to help protect your innovation, brand and designs, and to turn this into commercial success. To celebrate their involvement with CCUK, GJE are delighted to offer an initial complimentary intellectual property consultation to any CCUK members or partners, see details below.


Please go take a look at our new members websites and get in touch with them if you have a project or any specific requirements.

 



Naturbeads commercializes an innovative solution to manufacture cellulose-based biodegradable and perfectly spherical microbeads. Those are a proven drop-in solution to replace the widely used plastic based products, today a growing pollution issue. Current commercially available microbeads used in cosmetics, paints, coatings, life science, etc. are mostly fossil fuel based products from non-renewable resources. From production to disposal, plastic’s carbon footprint is about 6 kg of CO2 per kg of plastic. The impact of plastic on the environment has reached alarming levels: according to ECHA, just in EU, every year more than 145,000 tons of plastic microbeads reach the oceans where they persist for centuries because they are non biodegradable. As fish and seafood ingest these substances, they enter the human food chain. Naturbeads cellulose based biodegradable beads aim at eliminating carbon positive microplastics with a cost competitive, technically equivalent solution thus contributing to clean growth, climate change mitigation and improving life on land and below water. For further information: www.naturbeads.com

 


‘‘Cosma-Who?’’ You might not have heard of us before, but Cosmarida have been producing products for leading UK and International beauty brands for over 10 years. Specialising in skincare & hair care, plus COSMOS organic, we’re based just north of Sheffield.

Cosmarida offer flexible manufacturing, filling and pack-off to established brands, plus start-ups, from as low as 2,500 units per sku – but with no restriction on upper limits. From ‘concept to shelf’, we provide full-service supply, with complete formulation development & technical support. Or, we are equally happy to work with your existing formulation and ‘free-issue’ packaging etc. For further information: www.cosmarida.com

 


Gill Jennings & Every LLP (GJE) are a leading firm of European Patent, Trade Mark and Design Attorneys. They collaborate with a number of accelerator and incubator organisations providing strategic intellectual property (IP) advice and support. To celebrate their involvement with CCUK, GJE are delighted to offer an initial complimentary intellectual property consultation to any members or partners of this exciting network. This initial consultation would provide an opportunity to discuss intellectual property with an experienced attorney, in the specific context of your business and technology. Whether this be initial guidance to lay the foundations of a strong IP strategy and brand, or a commercially focused review of particular aspects of your existing portfolio, GJE would be happy to assist. They understand that the world of IP can be a difficult one to navigate. These informal conversations could cover questions such as: - What steps should we take to ensure our IP portfolio is investment ready and attractive to potential investors? - What is the best approach to navigating third party IP rights and assessing our freedom to operate? - Is a particular aspect of our technology patentable and, if so, is patent protection the right option to protect our innovation? - How should we exploit other relevant forms of IP such as trade marks and design rights? For further information: www.gje.com







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