Aqdot announces appointment of Chief Technology Officer

Aqdot, the Cambridge (UK) based specialist chemical company, with a focus in intelligent encapsulation, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joop de Rooij as Chief Technical Officer.

Joop brings a wealth of experience in the development and scale-up of processes into economic profitable operations. Prior to joining he fulfilled senior management roles in Technology, Research & Development and Manufacturing at Akzo Nobel and Albemarle Corporation.

Tim Wright, CEO at Aqdot, said:

“We are delighted to have Joop join our team. As Aqdot continues to grow rapidly Joop’s experience and expertise in scale up and establishment of manufacturing capabilities will prove invaluable.”

For further information, please contact:

Aqdot Ltd

Tim Wright, CEO

Tel: 01223 928000


About Aqdot®

Aqdot is a specialist chemical company based in Cambridge (UK).  The Company specialises in developing and commercialising disruptive encapsulation technologies that enable valuable actives (cargos) to be protected, delivered and released when required.

In this modern age we interact with encapsulated products throughout our day, be it the materials and fuels in our transportation, flavourings in our food, fragrances in our toiletries or the pharmaceuticals we may take. To date the challenge has been in triggering encapsulation systems to release their cargo when the customer needs them. For example, the release of enzymes in a biological detergent when they enter the wash so they can take away stains. It is this unique proprietary capability that Aqdot™’s platform technology delivers.

This approach enables Aqdot’s customers to increase product effectiveness, introduce novel and differentiated brands, reduce manufacturing costs and positively impact the environment. Originally spun out of Cambridge University, Aqdot is currently focused in developing products in the household, fragrance and niche industrial sectors.  Future potential applications include agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals.

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