Recent in Formulating Aids (page 6 of 9)
Aug 17, 2010
Colonial Chemical Inc. has launched two vegetable-derived replacements for petroleum-based hydrotropes to formulate natural personal care products.
Jul 30, 2010 | T. Joseph Lin, PhD
Understanding the process variables that occur during emulsion manufacturing can assist formulators in preventing production inconsistencies as well as selecting the most effective surfactant blend for a given purpose. This in turn reduces the amount of surfactant required without affecting emulsion quality or stability, thus saving resources and even improving product quality, as the present article describes.
Jul 14, 2010
NuSil Technology LLC has launched a water-soluble, silicone-glycol copolymer that functions as a wetting agent and emulsifier in hair care formulations.
Jun 28, 2010 | Eric Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd., Inc.
Polymer use began in the 1800s with cellulose derivatives, the vulcanization of rubber, and styrene synthesis; but in reality, it started more than four million years ago with the formation of DNA and proteins. Polymers are a diverse class of chemistry. By definition, they are large molecules made up of chains or rings of linked monomer units—simple reactive building blocks. Smaller molecules or monomers are combined to form polymers that possess a characteristic chain structure of multiple repeating units that can be related or different.
Jun 11, 2010
Omya, a Swiss-based producer of industrial minerals, has launched natural calcium carbonates for toothpastes and color cosmetics.
May 12, 2010
Using self-manufactured compounds, Gelest Inc. has developed a line of surface modifiers for pigments and fillers designed to address the color cosmetic chemist's formulation needs.
May 2, 2010
Micro Powders Inc. will launch biodegradable powders at the NYSCC Suppliers' Day that are made from renewable resources for formulation into exfoliants, lotions and color cosmetics.
Mar 23, 2010
Fiberstar Inc. will launch an emulsion stabilizer derived from orange pulp with a chemical composition that imparts both hydrophilic and lipophilic properties during In-Cosmetics in Paris.
Characterizing Nanoemulsions Prepared by High Pressure Homogenization Under Various Emulsifying Conditions
Feb 26, 2010 | Ruandro Knapik and Maria Carolina Rocha dos Santos Taques, Universidade Positivo/Biological and Health Sciences Nucleus, Carlos Praes and Luciana Lima de Oliveira, O Boticário
The present study examines formulations prepared using similar oil fractions and differing emulsifier systems and process parameters to determine why their behaviors differ. Results showed that ethoxylated emulsifier systems were the most stable, and that beyond a certain number of cycles, high pressure homogenization did not significantly improve the quality of the product.
Dec 3, 2009
This patent-pending, natural shea butter allows formulators to add high levels of shea functionalities including emoliency and unsaponifiables (6-8%) to aqueous formulations between 1-20%.
Dec 1, 2009 | Prapaporn Boonme, Mattha Aporn, Sirowan Khwankaew, Wiwat Pichayakorn, Pilaiwan Prapruti and Somsak Boromthanarat, Prince of Songkla University
In the present article, sago starch-containing perfumed and cooling body powders are formulated and their physicochemical properties for potential skin irritation are examined. The results indicate that sago starch could potentially be used as the main component in body powders.
Nov 19, 2009
Colonial Chemical has developed a concentrated dispersion of pearlizing compounds for bath and shower applications that is free of sulfates and ethylene oxide.