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Comparatively Speaking: The INCI Names vs. Properties of Silicone Surfactants

Surface tension is a ruling factor in the formulator's world. In this edition of "Comparatively Speaking," Tony O'Lenick explains its influence on foam and wetting; he also demonstrates how little the INCI name reveals about a material's properties.

Examining Tomorrow’s Surfactant Personalities: Alpha Olefin Sulfonate in Personal Care

The use of alpha olefin sulfonate surfactants is rising in personal care; most commonly, sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate. This article identifies the properties, applications and composition of these surfactants for their role in the industry’s future.

Surfactants Exert Control Over Skin Properties

Consumers were educated in skin wettability and surfactant chemistry in a report by Dailymail.com that covered new findings from Binghamton University on how skin properties can be controlled using surfactants.

The Many Faces of Microemulsions: Converting Challenges to Step-change Opportunities, part II

Microemulsions present a means to convert the challenges faced by the personal care industry into step-change opportunities. This review considers the features of microemulsions, their applications and various means of preparing them.

Effects of Core-Corona Particles on Emulsification for Cosmetics

The functional limitations of surfactant emulsions led one Shiseido team to develop a "novel, ultimate emulsification system" to overcome those limitations. Read on to learn more about this system, which was presented at the IFSCC Congress in Orlando.

BASF and Solazyme Partnership Launches Algal Betaine

Solazyme, Inc. and BASF partnered in launching a high performance algal betaine—the first commercial surfactant derived from microalgae oil—for use in home and personal care applications.

BASF Launches Surfactants to Conserve Resources

BASF created broad a portfolio of surfactants in various applications and products to present new possibilities at the CESIO's 10th World Surfactant Congress and Business Convention.

Croda Facility to Produce Sustainable Non-ionic Surfactants

Croda will manufacture sustainable non-ionic surfactants at a new $170-million plant near its Atlas Point manufacturing facility in New Castle, DE.

Halder Takes on CEO post at Kolb

Uwe Halder is the new CEO of Kolb, a Hedingen, Switzerland-based manufacturer of non-ionic surfactants.

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