New Centre expands Reckitt’s global R&D footprint, driving new innovations in sustainable product formulation and packaging, starting with Dettol
Reckitt, a global leader in consumer health, hygiene, and nutrition, has announced the launch of its new Research and Development (R&D) Centre in Singapore. The event was inaugurated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a panel discussion. The R&D Centre will serve markets worldwide with a key focus on the ASEAN region, spearheading advancements in health and hygiene innovation on a regional and global scale.
Vijayanand Sinha, President of ASEAN, Japan and Korea at Reckitt; Laura Clark, Vice President of R&D at Reckitt, Alex Bamford, Chargé D’Affaires, British High Commission, and Cindy Koh, Executive Vice President, Accounts, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) graced the opening ceromony. A live demonstration of Reckitt's products was presented during the inauguration, as part of an exclusive tour of the lab.
“The opening of this new R&D Centre in Singapore is an exciting milestone for Reckitt as we push the boundaries of innovation to provide consumers with effective self-care products to promote their health and hygiene, thus supporting the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals for health and wellness,” expressed Vijayanand Sinha. “We are happy to be able to leverage Singapore's community of experts and its thriving innovation ecosystem to accelerate our efforts to develop groundbreaking solutions that protect and enhance the well-being of people worldwide.”
Focusing on innovative and sustainable product formulation, testing, and packaging starting with Dettol, the R&D Centre in Singapore which spans an area of approximately 5,000 square feet, builds upon Reckitt’s network of regional hubs across the United States, United Kingdom, India, and China. One of the innovations to arise from this centre is the use of compaction technology to minimise water consumption during product preparation, particularly for the instant powder to liquid hand wash. This allows for reduced packaging and water usage while maintaining consumers’ personal hygiene.
Supported by EDB, Reckitt has made strategic investments in the development of this R&D Centre to bolster their commitment to innovation and to advance health and hyg...