Founded by Sander van Loon in 2008. Now a team of 8 people located in Amsterdam and Barcelona.

We are an international and enthusiastic team of formulation experts and we provide innovative solutions to our customers.

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Meet our team

Sander van Loon

Sander van Loon

CEO

After my study at the Vrije Universiteit (organic chemistry) in 2001, I worked for 7 years on the Marine and Protective Coatings laboratory of PPG. In November 2008 I founded the company VLCI, starting all by myself at first. It is nice to see that VLCI is growing and becoming the partner in R&D services for formulations, a dream comes true! In my role as the CEO of VLCI, you can contact me to see how we can help you. Furthermore, I also scout for new technologies and opportunities in the field of formulations.

Pauline Equy - van Gelder

Pauline Equy - van Gelder

Business Development Manager

Holding a master’s degree in Chemistry, I started my career as a product developer at PPG Architectural Coatings. After five years of experience, I joined VLCI in 2014 as a formulation chemist, giving expertise and helping customers with all kinds of coating developments. Due to the increased interest in VLCI’s activities, I took on the role of business development manager in 2016. You can contact me for questions on coatings, or for any challenges you might have for VLCI!

Alejandro Gutierrez

Alejandro Gutierrez

Innovation Manager

MSc in Chemistry and Postgraduate in Innovation Management and New Product/Service Development.
Multidisciplinary expert after 10 years of technical experience in formulation science, part of VLCI team since 2011. Nowadays located in the new VLCI-BCN facility and in charge of VLCI Technology Distribution Centre, helping to connect companies to the most promising formulation technologies and solutions.

Beverley Fricker

Beverley Fricker

Formulation Chemist

After completing my BSc Chemistry, at the University of Sheffield, with a year in industry at AkzoNobel. I began my career at RB, a large FMCG company, developing personal care products. It was through my experience of both coating and cosmetic formulation, that I gained a love for formulation in all of its forms. Having joined VLCI in 2017, I am specialising in solubility studies using Hansen Solubility Parameters as a powerful tool to aid formulation.

Gwenola Le Mouée

Gwenola Le Mouée

Formulation Chemist

I started to work for VLCI in 2013 after a Master’s Degree in Formulation Science, obtained at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie of Mulhouse (ENSCMu, France), and two internships in The Netherlands (Albemarle Catalysts and AkzoNobel Decorative Coatings). I am specialised in HLD-NAC studies where I analyse and match surfactants and oils for varied applications. I also enjoy working with personal care and cosmetic formulations and implementing innovative and inventive concepts into actual products.

Nacho Martinez

Nacho Martinez

Formulation Engineer

I am a Chemical Engineer from Valencia. After working on the design and development of lab equipment, I started at VLCI in 2014. Since then, I have been operating and improving our High Throughput system to adapt its capabilities to the needs of our customers. I also enjoy doing some mathematical and statistical modelling on the side, and building prototypes and proofs of concepts for a variety of applications.

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