• 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…

  • Advanced Formulations Possible With Oxetal VD 92

    November 22, 2005
    German company Zschimmer & Schwarz GmbH KG (ZSCh) launched a new thickener for advanced product formulation. The ingredient, Oxetal VD 92, aids formulators in creating personal wash formulations by providing consistency and stability even to form…

  • Topline Taps China As Manufacturing Resource

    November 22, 2005
    More and more cosmetic manufacturing is being done in China, according to executives at Topline Products Company, Wayne, NJ. Topline maintains international offices in New York, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Taipei. The company recently introduced the S…

  • Engelhard Unveils New Pigment Technology

    November 22, 2005
    Engelhard Corp., Iselin, NJ, launched a new special effect pigment technology said to enhance a product’s shelf appeal by adding rich, earthy, metallic copper and russet effects to plastics, coatings and inks. Lumina Russet and Lumina Copper…

  • A Novel Structure Makes Parsol SLX Unique

    November 22, 2005
    Parsol SLX, new from DSM Nutritional Products, is the only UVB filter available to the industry that has the novel structure of benzyl malonate chromophores attached to specific points on a polysiloxane chain. This creates a liquid-mineral UV filter…

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