US Patent No. 9,907,742 B2; The Procter & Gamble Company
has patented a consumer goods product comprising a consumer goods product ingredient and a non-cross linked functionalized lignin oligomer. The functionalized lignin oligomer has an average number of lignin monomers of from about 3 to about 8; comprises a polyethylene glycol functional group; and comprises a functionalization content between about 90 and about 0.5% lignin (m/m). The product ingredient is an emulsifier, and the lignin oligomer is in the form of an emulsion, and wherein the consumer goods product is in the form of an oral care composition or a detergent composition, according to the patent filed.