Recent in Formulating Aids (page 7 of 9)

Gel to Enhance Boron Nitride Powder

Momentive Performance Materials introduced a personal care gel designed to enhance the benefits of boron nitride powder.

Hyperbranched Polyalphaolefins Enhance Anhydrous Stick Formulations

Hyperbranched polyalphaolefins offer distinctive functional and aesthetic properties due to their branch-on-branch configuration. In anhydrous stick formulations containing polyethylene or other crystalline waxes, the addition of hyperbranched polyalphaolefins is shown in this article to lower pour points by as much as 10C, increase gloss, modify structure and improve formula stability.

Eco-solubilizer for Essential Oils and Fragrances

Sinerga has introduced a mild and ecological solubilizer able to replace the aggressive non-ionic surfactants deriving from polyethylene.

Fluorosilane Treatment to Improve Pigment Blooming

Sensient Cosmetic Technologies—LCW has introduced a fluorosilane treatment (FS) for inorganic and organic colorants, fillers and color extenders.

Bentonite Clay for Natural Products

R.T. Vanderbilt Co. Inc. has introduced a natural bentonite clay that is recommended as a suspension stabilizer, emulsion optimizer and rheology modifier for topical personal care products.

Find Stability with Meadowfoam Oil

Meadowfoam oil has raised its profile as a key ingredient in personal care products, primarily due to its oxidative stability. Reportedly, it also can extend the shelf life of other less-stable ingredients.

Polymer System for Nonwoven Products

Celanese Corp. has introduced a new polymer system that responds to the need for flushable nonwoven products that completely disperse when disposed into water.

A Bentonite Clay for Organic Products

R.T. Vanderbilt has created a natural bentonite clay specifically for organic personal care products.

Soap: Our Old Friend and Great Emulsifier

Cosmetic chemists are being constantly bombarded by raw material suppliers promising the latest and greatest new chemistry.

Industrial Biotechnology for Personal Care Innovation

BRAIN AG, a German biotech company, and Degussa AG successfully have collaborated on an R&D project in the area of white biotechnology.

Controlling the Spreading of Sunscreen Products

Spreading control agents used in the formulation of topically applied drugs, especially sunscreens, provide a method to control dosage and improve effectiveness. These materials have recently begun to solve the problem of insufficient product application in actual use.

Color Development Using Silicone Emulsifiers and Dispersants

Several types of PEG/PPG dimethicones and acrylate silicone copolymers were selected, and significant differences in their ability to disperse and stabilize pigments were studied. As the particle size got smaller, the color became deeper and stronger.