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Personal care manufacturer Stephenson supports Plastic Free July with latest innovations

Sophie Smith
07 July 2023

Personal care manufacturer Stephenson is celebrating Plastic Free July, showcasing its latest innovations offering a more eco-friendly alternative to liquid beauty products. 

The Yorkshire-based business specialises in syndet production and solid formats to provide "more effective and environmentally friendly cleansing products".

It has launched four new syndet products this year alone, adding to its established 'Syndopal' range, including a solid conditioner, cleanser, solid shampoo bar and premium solid shampoo bar.

The newest addition to the range, Syndopal SHC 600-MB is currently the only extruded solid conditioning base available on the personal care market.

Created specifically for manufacturing ultra-mild luxurious solid conditioning bars, it is silicone free, cationic allowing for smooth conditioning and Certified Sustainable RSPO-MB.


The ready-made bar is designed to help consumers reduce their use of plastic containers and use less water during hair washing. It is also biodegradable, breaking down naturally without harming the environment.

Tim Pulleyn, Marketing Manager at Stephenson, said: “Plastic Free July demonstrates that everyone can make a positive difference by examining buying habits and considering how to cut unnecessary waste at home. The bathroom is often the worst offender in the house with many products traditionally packaged in single-use plastics.

“Solid soap bars are growing in popularity yearly, mainly due to increasing consumer awareness and changing preferences for more natural and plastic-free personal care products.

“Sustainability continues to be a key business driver for Stephenson as consumers continue to look at ways to limit their plastic packaging use and save water. Plastic Free July provides the perfect opportunity for us as a business to work closely with the personal care sector and consumers to remind them of their and our collective responsibilities.”

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