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Published October 28, 2005
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Kobo Products Represents Sunjin Chemical Company

Kobo Products Inc. is now representing The Sunjin Chemical Company of Korea.  Sunjin is a manufacturer of micro beads, which enhance sensory feel and application of cosmetic finished products as well as offer a soft focus effect. The line includes a range of silica beads differing in oil absorption and particle size, PMMA, polyurethane and polyester beads.

Sunjin offers physical UV filters, both titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as powders and dispersions, as well as encapsulated TiO2 and ZnO within a silica shell. UV Capsule 60 is a granule, composed of several beads of 20nm TiO2, silica encapsulated and surface treated with alkyl silane. The product offers unique feel, compatibility with chemical sunscreens and excellent photostability. Sunjin also offers several specialty products such as powdery essence and lotion. More info: Website: www.koboproducts.com.

EMD Partners with CreAgri

CreAgri Inc. and Rona, the cosmetic business unit of EMD Chemicals Inc., have signed a research, marketing and sales agreement for the personal care market involving CreAgri’s proprietary hydroxytyrosol formulation, Hidrox. According to the terms of the agreement, which excludes Asia, EMD Chemicals Inc will promote this product under the brand name of RonaCare Hidrox C. 

RonaCare Hidrox C is a patented ingredient made from the vegetation water of organic green olives using CreAgri’s patented Integrale process. The olive water used in this process possesses superior anti-inflammatory and age defying properties which contribute to the health, protection and appearance of skin. More info: 866-4-CREAGRI; 805-565-4122; 914-785-5845. Website: www.creagri.com; www.emdchemicals.com.

New Mixers and Blenders Available from Ross

Ross has introduced a new model of the Double Planetary Mixer (DPM). The new half-pint working capacity unit is ideally suited for the bench-top research and development of highly viscous materials, up to approximately 6 million centipoise.

The DPM half-pint mixer is supplied with a vacuum, sight/charge port, light, jacketed mix vessel and a thermocouple to sense batch temperature. A complete control panel is also provided and includes a frequency inverter to control blade speeds, a batch cycle timer and temperature indication. All parts coming into contact with the product being mixed are constructed of type-316 stainless steel, and are polished to enable easy cleaning between batches.

The company also introduced a new line of sanitary ribbon blenders, designed for vacuum operation. The sanitary blenders are all manufactured in type-316 stainless steel and are polished to enable easy cleaning between batches. Agitators and shaft assemblies are designed and constructed with generous radius and smooth weld finishes. Shaft seal rings are readily accessible and easily removable to permit cleaning of all product zone surfaces.

These blenders include special cover openings, ports for viewing, jackets for heating or cooling and complete control systems. Sanitary ribbon blenders are available from stock in sizes from 1-120cu. ft. The units are available for sale or trial rental. Ross Ribbon Blenders meet most industry standards for the food and pharmaceutical industries. More info: (800) 243-ROSS; Website: www.planetarymixers.com; www.ribbonblenders.com.

Enzymotec Announces New DHA-Based Supplement

Enzymotec has developed a new DHA-delivery system that is capable of improving DHA bio-availability.

Earlier this year Enzymotec had concluded an animal and human study on a proprietary structured derivative of the DHA-phospholipid system, exhibiting a better DHA availability over fish DHA or mixtures of DHA and phospholipids and consequently a superior biological effect, thus supporting past scientific literature and the benefits of using advanced DHA delivery systems.

Enzymotec, a lipid nutrition company, is the developer and producer of CardiaBeat for CVD prevention, SharpPS for cognitive enhancement, and InFat for better calcium and energy absorptions as well as easy digestion for infants. More info: Orly Farkash, orly@enzymotec.com; 972-4-6545112.

Filamatic Liquid Filling System Introduces Belt Wheel Capper

National Instrument’s Filamatic Liquid Filling Systems’ new Belt Wheel Capper is part of a complete filling/capping packaging system. The compact new design caps an assortment of containers not previously able to be capped on a belt wheel capper. This feature provides less changeover time and increased production, yielding higher ROI. More info: Website: www.filamatic.com.

Cognis Rolls Out New Ingredients

Cognis Care Chemicals and its active ingredients business, Laboratoires Sérobiologiques (LS), have rolled out new ingredients. Emulgade Sucro, a new emulsifier based on sucrose polystearate, can be used to give emulsions a velvety and powdery feel during application, and a light, non-sticky after-feel.

Plantapon LC 7 is a surfactant combining the benefits of moisturizing fruit acids with mildness. It is added to hair cleansing formulations, such as shampoos, but its 100% active state also makes it suitable for use in non-aqueous formulations.

LS’s ProDEJine LS 9784, a new active ingredient of biotechnological origin, is isolated and purified from yeast to protect and regenerate the dermo-epidermal junction. It has an anti-wrinkle effect around the eyes, and is useful in anti-aging face care products and care products for mature skin. Tricholastyl LS 9267 is an active ingredient designed to prevent the aging of the scalp by slowing hair loss and helping the hair keep its youthfulness. It is suitable for use in both intensive hair loss prevention treatments and in complementary care products such as shampoos and hair tonics. More info: Website: www.cognis.com.

Cognis Introduces Ideas for Home and Personal Care

Cognis has introduced two new ingredients for home and personal care products. The Plantapon LC 7 is a moisturizing fruit acid surfactant that is gentle on the skin, exhibits a degree of mildness that surpasses that of traditional surfactants. The product is suitable for use in gentle personal care formulations such as shower gels, baby-cleansing products and facial washes. When added to shampoos, this citric acid derivative contributes to the conditioning effect and improves hair. Its 100% active state also makes it suitable for use in non-aqueous formulations such as shower and bath oils.

Cognis has also introduced color care products that offer long-term protection against unwanted color loss or dye transfer. The growing demand for this type of product shows that detergents nowadays are expected not only to clean, but also to care for fabrics. Cognis’ new Polyquart FDI color care additive makes it possible to develop high-performance color detergents that also protect colors and prevent undesired dye transfer. Even in low concentrations, the product is more effective than many existing color care additives, thereby enabling manufacturers to cut their costs. More info: Bettina Jackwerth, global marketing director skin care, +49-2173-4995-195; E-mail: bettina.jackwerth@cognis.com; Website: www.cognis.com.

Hydrophobically Modified Microfine Titanium Dioxide

Goldschmidt Personal Care now offers a hydrophobically modified microfine titanium dioxide. Tego Sun T 805 (INCI: titanium dioxide; trimethoxycaprylylsilane) gives a high level of UVB absorption combined with excellent water resistance. According to Goldschmidt, this product complements the present range of Tego Sun titanium dioxide and zinc oxide dispersions for the sun care industry as well as the company’s broad range of emulsifiers, emollients and performance boosting additives that are already widely used in sun care formulations. Tego Sun T 805 is readily dispersed into the common cosmetic oils via high shear dispersion techniques. The hydrophobic coating has a strong adhesion to the pigment, will not volatilize, and cannot be washed away. It covers the TiO2 particles and makes them compatible with zinc oxides. When Tego Sun T 805 is used in combination with organic UV absorbents, synergistic SPF results can be achieved. As it is aluminum-free, it will not contribute to the recrystalization of the organic UVA filter butylmethoxydibenzoylmethane used in some  regions. More info: +49-201-173-2018; E-mail: klaus.jenni@degussa.com; Website: www.degussa.com.

Nanophase Launches Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles

Nanophase Technologies introduced a line of high purity zinc oxide nanoparticles primarily targeted for electronics, catalysts, healthcare products, personal and suncare products and industrial UV protection where a high degree of transparency is required. The zinc oxide nanoparticles are about 35 nanometers and feature non-agglomeration and narrow particle size distribution.

“We have developed this new nanomaterial based on market-pull for personal/sun care products and industrial coatings and plastics applications, especially those requiring high transparency and UV attenuation,” said Joseph Cross, president and CEO.

The new nanomaterial product, NanoTek Zinc Oxide HS30, is commercially available as nanoparticles, surface-treated nanoparticles, and stable nanoparticle dispersions in a variety of solvents. More info: (630) 771-6728; Website: www.nanophase.com; E-mail: dbilicki@nanophase.com; eludwig@nanophase.com.

Interpolymer Introduces Two New Syntran Opacifiers

Canton, MA-based Interpolymer Corp. introduced two new series of Syntran opacifiers. Syntran Personal Care opacifiers are designed for use in cosmetics, hair care and other personal care products. Syntran Household and I&I opacifiers are used for floor finish formulations and other products for the household, institutional and industrial markets. Available with no added preservatives, Syntran opacifiers can be formulated to be globally acceptable. More info: (781) 828-7120; (800) 262-1281; E-mail: info@interpolymer.com; Website: www.interpolymer.com.

Atrium Protects Microcapillary Integrity

Atrium Biotechnologies presents Aldavine, a highly potent cosmetic active ingredient derived from two algae: Ascophyllum nodosum and Asparagopsis armata. The company’s biotechnological process makes it possible to create biologically active polysaccharides that clinically demonstrate effectiveness in the protection of microcapillary integrity. More info: E-mail: cosmetic@atrium-bio.com; Website: www.atrium-bio.com.

Aloecorp Offers New Processing Technology

Aloecorp introduced its Qmatrix proprietary processing technology, a multiphase aloe manufacturing process consisting of technological innovation and processing upgrades that produce an aloe crystal flake. Qmatrix also allows for the simultaneous dehydration of whole foods, producing a powder that can easily be reconstituted, bottled or packaged dry.

Aloecorp has produced a line of currently available Value Added products, including Aloe Plus Blueberry, Aloe Plus Cranberry and Aloe Plus Raspberry. Aloecorp has also entered a new product development partnership to produce a line of Value Added Aloe Plus Oils—using vitamin E, flax seed oil and olive oil—that can add fortification to a host of products, such as functional foods, supplements, after-bath talcs and makeup.

Other Qmatrix proprietary processing product benefits include reduced moisture absorbance and targeted bulk density, providing easier formulation and flow characteristics. Aloecorp’s new dehydration technology also provides a homogeneous dry product that does not separate when homogeneous liquids are dried together. More info: Website: www.aloecorp.com; (360) 486-7400.

Mibelle Biochemistry Develops Anti-Cellulite Ingredient

Mibelle Biochemistry has developed Iso-SlimComplex, an anti-cellulite ingredient. The product is based on isoflavone aglycone (genistein), the biologically active form of soy isoflavones. This anti-cellulite complex also contains caffeine, carnitine and a spirulina platensis extract to support slimming and firming activity. Studies showed that a product with 4% Iso-SlimComplex reduced thigh girth (3.8 cm/1.5 inch) and cellulite degree (50%) in only six weeks. More info: 41 (0) 62 836 13 45; E-mail: mib-bio@mibelle.ch; Website: www.mib-bio.com.

That’s Nice Celebrates 10th Anniversary

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, That’s Nice, a full-service agency providing marketing communications, published a brochure promoting its services. “Perspective” reflects the latest evolution of the company’s services and expansions into several new markets. The 78-page brochure covers the history of the company and the growth of their services. Main sections include a detailed look at the company’s markets, client case studies that highlight nine individual solutions to varying marketing objectives, lists of the trade shows visited and publications covered in each market. The brochure closes with a list of full service offerings and contact information for That’s Nice. More info: (212) 779-4144; Website: www.thatsnice.com.



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