• AES Develops Softer Thermoplastic Elastomer

    November 22, 2005
    || Akron, OH-based Advanced Elastomer Systems (AES), an affiliate of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, has developed a softer thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) that company executives said delivers the performance of a fully vulcanized elastomer but feels softer…

  • Crodas New Emollient Provides Tack Relief

    November 22, 2005
    || According to the results of a recent study conducted by Edison, NJ-based Croda, the company’s new emollient ester Crodamol STS provides “tack relief” to products. Croda executives said that formulators in the industry will benefit b…

  • Dow Corning Launches New Hair Care Ingredients

    November 22, 2005
    || Dow Corning, Midland, MI, launched 5-7113 Silicone Quat microemulsion, created to provide multifunctional benefits. According to executives, the silicone quat protects hair from sources of moisture loss such as heat, provides extra volume and body an…

  • PolyOne Corp. Expands Blow Molding Capabilities

    November 22, 2005
    || Cleveland, OH-headquartered PolyOne Corp. now offers six blow molding machines in the U.S., including a new monolayer machine for color matching in Arizona. PolyOne’s blow molding equipment eliminates the need for traditional line trials and in…

  • Struktol Enters Personal Care Market with Perlastan

    November 22, 2005
    || Struktol Company, a leading producer of specialty additives for the rubber and plastics industry, has now entered the personal care market with its line of Perlastan sarcosine surfactants. Executives at the Stow, OH-based company said it plans to f…

  • Interpolymers Film Formers Improve Cosmetic Performance

    November 22, 2005
    || Differentiated Film Formers (DFF) from Interpolymer Corp., Canton, MA, improve the performance of eyeliner, foundation and other film-forming cosmetics, according to company executives. The polymers are used by formulators to impart a balance of adhe…

  • A Different Approach To Soapmaking

    November 22, 2005
    || Meccaniche Moderne, Italy, is making a difference with Soap Different. The Soap Different process removes the time-consuming washing stage from soapmaking using a new saponification process direct from oils, company executives said. The process and…

  • Uniqema Introduces Prifer 6813 Solvent Replacer

    November 22, 2005
    || Uniqema recently introduced Prifer 6813, an environmentally acceptable solvent replacement with solvency comparable to typical alternatives used in household and industrial cleaning formulations, according to executives. The patented technology c…

  • Empa Offers Materials For Testing Purposes

    November 22, 2005
    || Empa Testmaterials, Switzerland, offers artificially soiled test cloths, dye transfer monitors, unsoiled cotton control cloths for laundering process load testing, standard detergents, wetting-power determination discs and more. Data is available on…

  • Ampacet Launches 2006 Bottle Colors

    November 22, 2005
    || Ampacet Inc., Tarrytown, NY, introduced four primal and “attitudinal” categories of colored plastic bottles for 2006: Nouveaux Luxe (jeweled tones and unrestricted luxury) such as Bemused Blue; Global Reality (colors of Russian heritage)…

  • Dow Reveals New Technology at K2004

    November 22, 2005
    || Dow Chemical Company showcased a new innovative technology at the K2004 trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany, Oct. 20-27. The company’s new Versify range of plastomers and elastomers are propylene-ethylene copolymers providing novel combina…

  • Surfactants and Interfacial Phenomena Book is Updated

    November 22, 2005
    || The third edition of “Surfactants and Interfacial Phenomena” includes updates and revisions related to previous literature on gemini surfactants, superwetting agents and green surfactants. Written by Milton Rosen, “Surf-actants and…

  • Croda Launches New Hair Care Ingredients

    November 22, 2005
    || Incroquat 18-MEA-40 is the newest sham-poo-friendly quat from Croda, Inc., Parsippany, NJ. A quaternized derivative of 18-methyl eicosanoic acid (18-MEA), the primary lipid found at the surface of healthy hair, Incroquat is shampoo friendly and helps…

  • Sepiplus: A New Generation Of Hydro Swelling Droplets

    November 22, 2005
    || Sepiplus is a “new generation” of hydro- swelling droplet (HSD) thickener-emulsifiers with a performance superior to that of the Sepigel Simulgel line, according to executives at Seppic, France. Sepiplus comes in a ready-to-use liquid. P…

  • Cost-Effective Formulas Outlined in ISP Brochure

    November 22, 2005
    || Manufacturers don’t have to pay for two or three ingredients when they can have one that delivers the same benefits, according to executives at ISP, Wayne, NJ. ISP’s new brochure, “Cost-effective, high-performance skin care formulat…

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