Peter Hug, Recombinant Innovation’s founder and Principal, has a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology from the University of Cincinnati and nearly twenty years of experience in industrial formulation. His particular focus has been metalworking fluids, cleaners, and corrosion inhibitors. In addition, he has a strong interest in surfactant systems generally, aqueous corrosion, tribology, and biostability.


Since its founding in 2004, Recombinant Innovation has built a strong network of collaborators with expertise in a wide variety of formulated products for both industrial and household markets. We continually expand our core competencies and view novel applications as opportunities for growth and innovation.


We are able to work either at our facility in Toledo or in customer laboratories. A variety of options are possible, from individual projects to ongoing engagements. In addition to formulation, we are also able to provide advice and guidance of a more general nature, including the use of HLD-NAC and Hansen Solubility Parameters for formulation and QC; approaches to lubricity, corrosion/staining control, and biostability; and training in formulation techniques.