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Aug 09, 2011 | 11:40 AM CDT
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 01, 2011 | 01:53 PM CDT
By: Luigi Rigano, Industrial Consulting and Resear…
The quest for PEG-free surfactants and emulsifiers has led to new classes of vegetal-derived, ethylene oxidefree ingredients for environmentally friendly personal care products. Two such ingredients, described here, are based on the combination of olive oil and vegetable proteins with the first derived from oat and the second, with glutamic acid. These materials provide mildness and skin protection benefits.
Aug 01, 2011 | 01:26 PM CDT
By: 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 | 06:10 PM CDT
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 01, 2011 | 02:44 PM CDT
By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries mag…
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 01, 2011 | 01:36 PM CDT
By: Mark Grace, Velocys Inc. and Larry Plonsker, C…
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 | 08:47 AM CDT
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.
May 24, 2011 | 04:48 PM CDT
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
Industry expert Tony O'Lenick explains the difference between sorbitan esters and sorbeth esters to help the personal care formulator differentiate between their INCI names, emulsion stabilities and feel on the skin.
May 11, 2011 | 07:48 AM CDT
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC, and Thom…
This edition of "Comparatively Speaking" describes the difference between the critical molecular weight of entanglement and critical concentration of overlap. These concepts are important for formulators to grasp since they deal with altering the physical properties of a finished product.
May 06, 2011 | 10:58 AM CDT
Grant Industries has launched a pure, low-odor version of the solvent dimethyl isorbide.