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Penford Develops Biobased Conditioning Polymer for Skin and Hair

January 14, 2015 | Contact Author | By: Katie Anderson
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Penford Products, a division of Penford Corp., introduced a biobased deposition and conditioning polymer for personal care. PenCare DP (INCI:Starch Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride) is a patent-pending, naturally based cationic polymer with superior deposition and enhanced conditioning created to leave hair and skin smooth and soft.

Due to the polymer's easy rinse-off formula, it is especially recommended for shampoos and conditioners. It is a biopolymer sourced from rapidly renewable plants, has a stable supply chain and is globally acceptable. It is compatible in conventional and sulfate-free formulas.

For the formulator, it has a high salt tolerance for thickening in surfactant systems. It is also an efficient silicone deposition aid. It blends easily and quickly into formulations at room temperature. It is easy to hydrate and has a high degree of clarity. It has a low viscosity and is recommended at 0.1– 1.5% in rinse-off applications (shampoos, conditioners and body washes) and leave-on applications (lotions, styling products, conditioners). It is most easily dispersed when added at the beginning of the batch and followed by amphoteric surfactant for shampoo or body wash

To support the commercial introduction of PenCare DP, Penford has developed a strategic commercial relationship with exclusive distributor Univar Inc.