The 2007 graduating class of the International Institute Superior of Perfume, Cosmetics and Flavours (ISIPCA) launched their final products at a party held June 4 at the Palais des Congres de Versailles, France. The ISIPCA is partnered with the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, and trains about 400 students per year through 13 different courses. As a part of the training, each year the masters students must conceive and develop a mini-industrial production (4000 examples) of a flavored product, a fine fragrance and a cosmetic product.
This year’s class was sponsored by the Nactis Groupe (Bondoufle, France). Nactis Goupe is the results of a merger between four flavor companies—Sevarome, Baube, Aralaco and Aromex—and one perfume company—Synarome. Many ISIPCA students have undergone their training in Nactis companies.