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All Under One Roof
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published May 3, 2013
A visit with Spectrum Chemicals. Read More »
Wash and Care
By Christine Esposito, Associate Editor
Published November 21, 2012
The shampoos and conditioners sector grows more sophisticated and segmented with ingredient-packed products and "free-from" formulations. Read More »
Unique Styling Products Via Maltodextrin/VP
By Laurie J. Marshall, Amanda Evers and Maryalice Belluscio, AkzoNobel Global Personal Care, Bridgewater, NJ
Published November 6, 2012
A clear hair styling polymer with a naturally derived and renewable profile compared to market-leading synthetic nonionic styling polymers. Read More »
Recent Patent Applications for the Use of Polymers for Hair Care
By Robert Y. Lochhead , The Institute for Formulation Science, The School of Polymers & High Performance Materials, The University of Southern Mississippi
Published November 6, 2012
Recent Patent Applications for the Use of Polymers for Hair Care Read More »
Formulating High Performance Sun Care Products
By Maria Fe Boo; Christina He; Eve De Maesschalck* and Marie Ollagnier**, Lubrizol Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., *Lubrizol Advanced Materials BVBA (Louvain-la-Neuve), Belgium, ** Lubrizol Advanced Materials, France
Published August 31, 2012
The use of a polymeric emulsifier provides excellent emulsification Read More »
Polymeric Delivery Systems for a Sustainable Planet
By Robert Y. Lochhead, Vipul Padman and Lauren LaBeaud, The University of Southern Mississippi
Published April 2, 2012
Marketers and suppliers patent skin care polymers that are better for consumers and reduce the carbon footprint of products. Read More »
Innovate or Stagnate
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published April 2, 2012
The laundry care market is besieged by higher raw material costs and retailer inflexibility on pricing. Laundry detergent suppliers offer a variety of strategies to succeed in this increasingly complex new world. Read More »
Do Your Own Thing
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published March 1, 2012
With no clear-cut style holding sway these days, marketers must offer a variety of products to give consumers an array of holds and shapes. Read More »
The Latest Word On Cosmetic Science
By Tom Branna and Navin Geria, Editorial Director and Contributing Editor
Published January 10, 2012
The Society of Cosmetic Chemists' annual meeting in New York attracted more than 1000 industry executives from around the world. Read More »
Versathix: An Ideal Rheology Modifier
By Farahdia Edouard and Marni Dexter, Croda Inc
Published November 10, 2011
Croda researchers detail the benefits of using a high performance thickener that provides efficient viscosity building and desirable rheology across a wide variety of surfactant combinations that are common in shampoos and other personal cleansing systems. Read More »
By Robert Y. Lochhead, Willis Byrd, Lauren LaBeaud and Kimberly Page, The Institute for Formulation Science, The School of Polymers & High Performance Materials The University of Southern Mississippi
Published November 10, 2011
Recent patent applications reveal interesting advances in technologies relating to the use of polymers in hair care. Learn how polymers can enhance fragrance, impact foam, improve conditioning, aid color retention and more Read More »
Breakthroughs For Break Outs?
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published July 7, 2011
Not to mention wrinkles and age spots. The mapping of the human genome is creating new opportunities for cosmetic chemists to create effective formulas for a variety of personal care problems. Read More »
Applications for Sustainable Cellulose Derivatives In Personal Care
By Rau2019eda Asad, AkzoNobel Global Personal Care
Published June 16, 2011
An AkzoNobel researcher details the benefits of a new family of water-soluble cellulose derivatives. These ingredients provide rheology modification, improvethe aesthetics of personal care formulations, deliver beneficial properties and enable the formulation of differentiated consumer products. Read More »
Recent IP Advances in Polymers For Skin Treatments
By Robert Y. Lochhead Ph.D, The Institute for Formulation Science/The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials, The University of Southern Mississippi
Published April 5, 2011
Here's a review of the past six months of U.S. patent literature for intellectual property disclosures and claims that relate to the use of polymers in the treatment of skin wrinkles, irritation and inflammation. Read More »
By Tom Branna, Editorial Director
Published February 17, 2011
With a deep understanding of consumer behavior, a huge R&D organization behind it and several new product launches to come, Dow Home and Personal Care executives insist that they are well-positioned to grow in the global personal care category. Read More »