Supplier's Corner

Amerchol Launches New Class of Polymers

November 22, 2005

Amerchol Corporation, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, launched a new family of high viscosity quaternized hydroxyethyl cellulose (HEC) conditioning polymers for personal care product applications. The polymers feature the addition of a small amount of hydrophobic substitution. According to company executives, SoftCat SL polymers benefit from hydrophobic character to deliver superior conditioning performance in comparative evaluations with PQ-10 and cationic guar in shampoos. Objective quantitative lab methods and subjective panel evaluations indicate improved wet and dry combability, enhanced wet and dry feel and increased silicone deposition in two-in-one formulations. The new polymers will be marketed under the trademark SoftCat SL and are offered in four grades with varying degrees of hydrophobic substitution and slightly different viscosities. More info: www.amerchol.com.
blog comments powered by Disqus
  • Sustainability is Omnipresent

    Sustainability is Omnipresent

    Christine Esposito , Associate Editor||July 1, 2016
    Industry stakeholders convene in New York City for Organic Monitor’s annual event

  • Perceived Perfection

    Perceived Perfection

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||July 1, 2016
    From primers to pressed powders, facial cosmetics help create the illusion of a flawless complexion.

  • Preserve & Serve

    Preserve & Serve

    Melissa Meisel , Associate Editor||July 1, 2016
    Suppliers with innovative preservatives provide staying power for formulations.

  • Patent Update

    Patent Update

    July 28, 2016
    Three-layered hair product from Lauder, palm oil extracts for wrinkle treatment and more in recently awarded patents.

  • Pushin’ the Cushion

    Pushin’ the Cushion

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||July 26, 2016
    AmorePacific, the creator of the cushion compact, continues to improve its unique product.

  • Cozy Makes a Splash

    Cozy Makes a Splash

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor||July 25, 2016
    Expands reach in CVS and introduces new collection.