Breaking News

3M Patents Surfactant-Free Topical Insect Repellent

March 14, 2013

US Patent No. 8,114,386 B2; 3M Innovative Properties Company, St. Paul, MN, has patented a single phase, surfactant-free, topical insect repellent composition. It is comprised of an effective amount of one or more film-forming methyl vinyl ether-maleic acid monobutyl or monoethyl ester copolymers comprising neutralized carboxylic acid groups; an effective amount of one or more insect repellents selected from the group consisting of sec-butyl 2-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperidine-1-carboxylate, ethyl N-butyl-N-acetyl-3-aminopropionate, N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, p-menthane-3,8-diol, and mixtures thereof; an effective amount of one or more water miscible organic solvents selected from the group consisting of ethanol, 1-propanol, isopropanol and mixtures thereof; and water.
blog comments powered by Disqus
  • Cozy Makes a Splash

    Cozy Makes a Splash

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

  • Senior Skin Care

    Senior Skin Care

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||July 19, 2016
    McCord Research and Product Quest Manufacturing roll out new hospital-grade skin care kits for seniors to use at home.

  • Naterra Expands Tree Hut Range

    Naterra Expands Tree Hut Range

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor||July 18, 2016
    New ‘Bare’ collection is out now.

  • 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.