Recent in Formulating Aids (page 4 of 9)
Jan 31, 2012
In response to current and possible future restrictions on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC), Honeywell has introduced a propellant that performs like an HFC but exhibits favorable environmental properties.
Nov 30, 2011
At the 58th Sepawa Congress in Fulda, Germany, Interpolymer introduced a polymer designed for formulation of water-based nail polishes.
Oct 21, 2011
Oat Cosmetics has introduced a fine oat powder for use in natural cosmetic products. Superfine Oat Flour (INCI: Avena Sativa Kernel Flour) has shown oil absorption, thickening, gelling and texturizing benefits.
Oct 5, 2011 | Peter Tsolis, The Estee Lauder Companies; and Christopher Heisig, PhD, Steris Corp.
Microemulsions have long assisted the pharmaceutical industry in delivering efficacious levels of an active ingredient to the skin by enhancing the active’s bioavailability, versus traditional solutions and dispersions.
Sep 9, 2011
Symrise has introduced a PEG-free solubilizer for lipophillic substances such as perfume, essential oils, actives and vitamins in pure aqueous and aqueous alcoholic product formulations.
Aug 17, 2011
Seppic has introduced a vegetable-derived, sustainable o/w emulsifier with a light skin feel.
Aug 9, 2011
Dow Personal Care, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company has launched an opacifier designed to create creamy, conditioning body washes, shampoos and liquid hand soaps.
Aug 1, 2011 | Eric S. Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd.
The mechanism for chelation, described as a chelate complex, is based on multiple bonding (polydentate ligand) around a single central atom.
Jun 30, 2011
The Lubrizol Corp.’s Noveon Consumer Specialties has created a naturally derived, mild, nonionic thickener that is said to reduce surfactant irritancy while promoting rich lather.
Jun 1, 2011 | Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
this issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine features articles that suggest how the right tweaks to some fundamental variables can improve formulations. O’Lenick and Lott, for instance, discuss how solvents can impact SPF values and describe a new ester to improve sunscreen efficacy
Jun 1, 2011 | Mark Grace, Velocys Inc. and Larry Plonsker, Chemical Network Associates
In the present article, microchannel emulsification is explored as a process method that precisely adds a dispersed phase into a continuous phase through an engineered dispersion plate. This approach is shown to produce emulsions with smaller droplets having tighter size distributions than conventional means, which leads to stable products with the limited need, if any, for surfactants.
May 25, 2011
J. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH has launched a range of water- dispersible organic hydrocolloids derived from wood fibers for application as suspending agents. Distributed by Gattefossé, the products are designed to improve the heat stability of gels and emulsions.