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 effectiveness, ac-cording to executives. Tinosorb S can be used in day creams, water-resistant sunscreens and high SPF formulations. It can be used in combination with Tinosorb M.
Ciba also unveiled a new UV-protective assessing tool, Ciba Sunscreen Simulation, which allows formulators to estimate SPF and UVA parameters via the computer without extra testing costs. More info: (41) 61-636-24-14; Fax: (41) 61-636-31-83; E-mail: hpc@ cibasc.com; Website: www.cibasc.com.