• Versagel R Gels

    November 14, 2005
    || Penreco, Houston, TX, introduced the Ver-sagel R “more rigid” series of hydrocarbon gels. These transparent gels have superior moisturizing qualities, making them ideal for use in cosmetic and personal care products, according to executiv…

  • Bayer Extends Solbrol

    November 14, 2005
    || Leverkusen, Germany-based Bayer AG’s material protection business unit has introduced two new preservatives to its Solbrol products range. Both can be combined with paraben active ingredients. Solbrol ICG has a broad range of fungicidal activit…

  • Multivacs Thermoform Units

    November 14, 2005
    || Kansas City, MO-based Multivac offers innovative, customizable thermoform-fill and seal packaging for various cosmetics products, such as compartmentalized kits, easy-open reclosable packages and multi-level configurations with color inserts for high…

  • Brochure Outlines Alco

    November 14, 2005
    || Chattanooga, TN-based Alco Chemicals has published a new eight-page brochure, “Polymers for Detergents,” detailing the use of polymers in laundry, dishwashing, home care and industrial and institutional applications. Each polymer has at l…

  • Ciba Launches Lignin

    November 14, 2005
    || Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Basel, Switz-erland, introduced Lignostab 1198, a wood stabilization additive that inhibits lignin photo-oxidation. Exec-utives said Lignostab 1198 protects natural, tinted and stained wood and improves the durability of coa…

  • National Starch Offers

    November 14, 2005
    || Bridgewater, NJ-based National Starch Personal Care launched Amaze XT, an all-natural hair styling technology derived from xantham gum that offers superior styling and style retention to PVP-based fixatives. Consumer panels revealed Amaze XT…

  • Cognis Care Launches Cosmedia SP Polymer

    November 11, 2005
    || Cosmedia SP, a new high-tech polymer from Cognis Care Chemicals, improves the sensorial precision, aesthetics and structure of skin care products from creams to sprays, according to executives. Cosmedia SP, an emulsifying polymer on a polyacrylate ba…

  • Lycopene Powder From FutureCeuticals

    November 11, 2005
    || FutureCeuticals, Momence, IL, has introduced Tomato 2000, a red ripe tomato powder with 2000 ppm lycopene. Lycopene, a natural colorant found in foods such as tomatoes and watermelons, is a powerful antioxidant that can combat degenerative diseases,…

  • Hair Detangling Agent Introduced by Croda

    November 11, 2005
    || Parsippany, NJ-based Croda Inc. added Incroquat Behenyl TMS-50 to its lineup. This hair detangling and conditioning agent, a 50% active behentrimonium methosulfate quat, offers formulators higher activity and greater flexibility and conditioning to h…

  • Aleocorp Establishes European Partnerships

    November 11, 2005
    || Aloecorp, Broomfield, CO, has forged three new business partnerships in Europe due to the region’s increased interest in aloe vera. Chesham Chemicals Ltd., Harrow, UK, will represent Aloecorp’s sales in Poland through its Warsaw office. S…

  • Clariant Masterbatches Adds Special Packaging Effects

    November 11, 2005
    || Clariant Masterbatches, Charlotte, NC, recently introduced the Ultra High Gloss line of special effect color masterbatches for personal care packaging, which create shine from all angles on most polyolefins. Also new are the Starmyst (large silver or…

  • Solvay Interox Offers Polyglycerol-3 Data Sheets

    November 11, 2005
    || Houston, TX-based Solvay Interox Inc. introduced three new technical data sheets that review Polyglycerol-3 properties and applications in food and cosmetics. Polyglycerol-3 is a clear, yellowish, viscous fluid with narrow oligomer distribution, wate…

  • McIntyre Launches Sodium Cocosulfate Needle Form

    November 11, 2005
    || University Park, IL-based McIntyre Group introduced Mackol CAS-100N, a needle form of the company’s sodium cocosulfate. Executives said the new form disperses more readily than the flake form and is easier to handle. The product can replace sod…

  • AHD-Treated Colors New from U.S. Cosmetics

    November 11, 2005
    || U.S. Cosmetics, Dayville, CT, has added a line of AHD-treated colors for use in pigmented cosmetics, such as mascaras and tinted moisturizers. Executives said AHD chemically bonds vegetable amino acids to the surface of the pigment or substrate in em…

  • Ciba Introduces Broad Spectrum UV Absorber

    November 11, 2005
    || Ciba Specialty Chemicals, Basel, Switzer-land, has launched a new broad spectrum UV absorber, Ciba Tinosorb S. This versatile UV filter is classified as a hydroxyphenyltriazine (HPT) and has excellent UVA and UVB protection, photostability and effect…

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