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Mar 5, 2015
Hurdle technology is a holistic formulation approach that assesses the impact of multiple factors on the ability of a formulation to support microbial growth. A particular challenge has been the identification of ingredients that can be used in the hurdle technology approach for solutions and emulsions in non-woven substrates, and INOLEX has created two ingredients to help formulators address this need.
Jan 27, 2015
Troy Corp. created a series of customized broad-spectrum preservative blends for personal care applications.
Nov 19, 2014
Today's formulator is busy, and their task of creating innovative formulations is boosted by new multifunctional ingredients. The concept of delivering two highly desired benefits for personal care in one product is one of great appeal to formulators globally.
Oct 6, 2014
The boosting effect that ethylhexylglycerin has on many antimicrobial materials is well established and described in several patents, and schülke has created a family of ethylhexylglycerin preservative blends that provide a boosting effect to a range of materials.
May 13, 2014
To gently preserve personal care systems, schülke inc. has launched euxyl K 900, a multifunctional system.
Oct 1, 2013
schülke’s sensiva line of multifunctional additives provides personal care products with a balance between efficacy and natural. The latest evolutions of this line, sensiva PA 30 and sensiva PA 40, are as gentle as natural ingredients and as effective as traditional preservatives.
Sep 23, 2013
Jeen International Corp. has combined organic acids and efficacy boosters in a glycerin base to offer formulators an alternative to traditional preservatives.
Jul 1, 2013
Preservatives are critical ingredients in personal care products and cosmetics, where they help to ensure consumer safety as well as product performance and stability. Among these materials, formaldehyde-donor (FD) preservatives have demonstrated a long history of safe and effective use for controlling microbial growth.
Oct 26, 2011
"Nature-identical" phenethyl alcohol was used to create schülke's sensiva® PA 20 (INCI: Phenethyl Alcohol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin). Phenethyl alcohol occurs widely in nature and has properties that help maintain the microbiological stability of personal care formulas.
Jun 1, 2011
This article investigates the ability of Zemea (INCI: Propanediol) to boost preservative efficacy in an aqueous personal care formulation. This 100% bio-based propanediol is a colorless, pure glycol alternative derived from a sustainable, renewable corn fermentation process. The testing was conducted using standardized microbiology guidelines, known as preservative efficacy testing or challenge tests.
May 1, 2011
As formulators build the latest creations, they must ensure that each part of the product meets its target and predetermined standards. Although characteristics such as aesthetics, fragrance, performance and color are market-dependent, preservative efficacy is not and must remain high.
Nov 1, 2010
This article reports the frequency with which preservatives are used in personal care in both the United States and Canada. Surprisingly, the use of parabens continues to grow while imidazolidinyl urea, quaternium-15 and triclosan are on the decline. The fact that the FDA’s voluntary registration program is poorly supported plays into the hands of NGOs.
Sep 15, 2010
A system based on phenoxyethanol and ethylhexylglycerin (euxyl® PE 9010) from Schülke & Mayr is described here to boost the efficacy of preservatives. To substantiate its efficacy, the effects of the system were checked at pH levels of both 7.0 and 5.0.
Mar 1, 2010
To ensure that a consumer-ready product is safe, an appropriate preservation strategy must be established for the development, manufacture and packaging of the formula, thus eliminating unacceptable levels of organisms such as pathogenic bacteria, fungi and mold that could grow and pose a health hazard to the consumer.
Mar 1, 2010
This review offers an in-depth look at one of the most controversial scientific studies of recent years and explores the relevance of the results of this study and other selected studies to the current layman’s perception of the safety of parabens.
Mar 1, 2010
Efforts toward preservation are more than a trend, they are an essential component of the inner workings of our industry. Consider how much of the world has recognized this and joined in adopting sustainable and eco-friendly practices and it becomes obvious. In the words of writer Samuel Butler, “Self-preservation is the first law of nature.”