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By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published August 29, 2011
Inolex Chemical offers personal care and household product formulators a novel chelating technology to prevent the growth of A. niger and make a variety of consumer-friendly claims. Read More »
By Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant
Published February 5, 2009
These days, marketing people are constantly looking for a natural antimicrobial that does not have to be listed as a preservative, so they can call the product “preservative free.” Wouldn’t it be convenient if this “non-pres… Read More »
By Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant
Published July 1, 2008
In the continual search for natural preservatives, Active Micro Systems (AMS), Piscataway, NJ, offers a line it calls “alternative preservative solutions.” One of the them is AMS Leucidal Liquid (INCI: Leuconostoc/ radish root ferment fil… Read More »
Preservative Market Update
Published April 30, 2008
A high profile health issue puts preservatives in a good light, but regulators, consumers and many marketers continue to search for alternatives to traditional systems. Read More »
Preservative Market Update
Published April 27, 2007
Consumer groups, rather than knowledgeable cosmetic chemists, are dictating how products are preserved. And that has some industry experts worried. Read More »
A Preservative Update
Published November 15, 2005
Regulatory issues still cause headaches for suppliers. Now, a dubious paper linking parabens to cancer makes the job even tougher. Read More »
Natural Alternatives for Cosmetic Preservation
By Eric Schmitt and Kathleen Norris, Active Concepts
Published February 6, 2015
Extracts, organic acids, enzymes and antimicrobial peptides all have a place in a cosmetic chemist’s toolbox, according to researchers at Active Concepts. Read More »
Published September 27, 2013
Lonza supplies two highly effective antimicrobials to formulators of hygiene products and hand soaps seeking alternative active ingredients. Registered for use by the EPA, Lonza’s Hyamine 1622, is a benzethonium chloride antimicrobial that is a… Read More »
By Harvey M. Fishman, Consultant
Published November 30, 2011
Stepan Chemical, Chicago, IL, produces a secondary surfactant for cleansing products such as shampoos and body washes called Amphosol CDB Special (INCI name: Cetyl betaine). This clear liquid is 30% active with 37% solids and contains no dioxane, PEG… Read More »
Formulating Manual Dishwash Detergents
By Shoaib Arif, Pilot Chemical Co., Cincinnati, OH
Published March 4, 2011
An optimum hand dishwash liquid formula can be developed by using LAS, SLES and cocamidopropyl betaine and perhaps some cocamide DEA. Read on to learn how to develop a variety dishwash detergents. Read More »