Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI) has introduced an ultrafine micronized cellulose powder (INCI: cellulose), Naturesoft 800. This natural, biodegradable white powder imparts a soft feel to pressed and loose powder formulations, according to MPI. It has superior binding properties versus metallic soaps such as zinc stearate and commonly used nylon-12, and imparts a noticeably soft aesthetic to pressed and loose powder formulations. Finally, Naturesoft 800 gives cosmetic chemists more formulation flexibility.
MPI has also introduced new Micropoly 4039 (low density polyethylene–pellet) and Micropoly 4049 (low density polyethylene–powder) melting waxes for use as rheological modifiers and structural additives.
More info: www.MPIpersonalcare.com