• Noveons Technical Guide Explains Guerbet Esters

    November 15, 2005
    Noveon’s new literature, “Guerbet Derivatives for Personal Care,” details the company’s Guerbet esters. The esters are used to create formulations with desirable physical properties, exceptional performance and superior aest…

  • Collaborative Develops Paraben-Free Blend

    November 15, 2005
    The Collaborative Group, Stony Brook, NY, introduced Germazide PSB, a paraben-free preservative blend said to have the strength and effectiveness of chlorphenesin. Germazide PSB offers broad-spectrum performance and compatibility with a wide range o…

  • Seppic Launches Gentle Foaming Surfactant

    November 15, 2005
    Proteol APL from Seppic, Paris, is an anionic natural surfactant inspired by the plant kingdom. Obtained from essential amino acids of apple juice, Proteol APL is said to offer gentleness for foaming cosmetic products. Seppic executives said Prote…

  • Pro55 Hairspray Polymer Launched by BASF

    November 15, 2005
    BASF introduced Luvimer Pro55, a low-VOC hair spray that offers strong, long-lasting hold and excellent spray-ability in hair sprays. The polymer is the next generation of Luvimer 100 P, according to BASF executives. “It is an improved produ…

  • FloraTech Develops Water-Soluble Jojoba

    November 15, 2005
    Gilbert, AZ-based FloraTech offers PEG-150 Hydrogenated Jojoba, an ethoxylated hydrogenated jojoba wax said to be the most water-soluble form of jojoba commercially available. The ingredient can be used in such formulations as creams and lotions, tr…

  • Phytoplenolin is New From Bio-Botanica

    November 15, 2005
    Bio-Botanica, Hauppauge, NY, introduced Phytoplenolin, a holistically-balanced, patented herbal extract of centipeda cunninghamii extract. Phytoplenolin has been clinically shown in independent laboratory studies to possess anti-inflammatory, cell re…

  • Wacker Silicones Offers New Silicone Waxes

    November 15, 2005
    Wacker Silicones, Adrian, MI, introduced new silicone waxes: Wacker-Belsil CDM 3526 VP, Wacker-Belsil CM 7026 VP and Wacker-Belsil MM 8030 VP. The new products are alkyl-modified silicone compounds used primarily in skin care creams, sunscreens and…

  • Bossa Nova Launches Visual Testing Instrument

    November 15, 2005
    Bossa Nova Technologies, Venice, CA, offers Samba, an advanced vision sensor for visual appearance testing. Based on a patented optical analysis of light scattering, Samba quantitatively evaluates the gloss of hair, nails, skin or lips in real time,…

  • Twincraft Develops Formulas For Mens Market

    November 15, 2005
    For the urban professional man who wants to maintain a youthful edge, Winooski, VT-based Twincraft Soap offers three new formulas: Detoxification, Moistur-ization and Energizing. Detoxification cleanses and reduces the environmental stress found in…

  • New Opacifiers From Interpolymer

    November 15, 2005
    Syntran Personal Care opacifiers are new from Interpolymer Corp., Canton, MA. Executives said the opacifiers are designed for use in cosmetics, hair care and personal care products. Also new are Syntran Household and I&I opacifiers, used for flo…

  • A New Polymer from Noveon

    November 15, 2005
    Noveon Inc., Cleveland, OH, launched Carbopol Ultrez 20, the latest addition to the Carbopol polymer line for personal care applications. Carbopol Ultrez 20 disperses readily and provides excellent efficiency and formulation stability. The polymer m…

  • Dow Corning Solves Compatibility Limitations

    November 15, 2005
    Dow Corning 5562 Carbinol fluid provides excellent particulate suspension while offering a solution for the aesthetic and compatibility limitations associated with ingredients such as organic oils, according to company executives. The silicone carbin…

  • National Starch Offers Celquat LS-50 Polymer

    November 15, 2005
    Bridgewater, NJ-based National Starch Personal Care introduced Celquat LS-50 polymer, a new technology that provides styling and conditioning benefits to hair care products. Celquat LS-50 provides curl retention, styling performance, foam and sensory…

  • Charles Ross Offers Static Mixers

    November 15, 2005
    Charles Ross & Son Co., Hauppauge, NY, offers two economical designs of its static mixers. The LPD (low pressure drop) model is used for low-viscosity turbulent flow mixing of fluids and for gas-liquid, gas-gas mixing. The ISG features specially…

  • Nalco Polymer Protects Hair from UV Damage

    November 15, 2005
    Naperville, IL-based Nalco Company offers Solamer, a UV-absorbing polymer for the personal care industry that protects hair from the potentially damaging effects of UV light exposure, according to the company. Effective in leave-on and rinse-off ap…

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