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Once California added diethanolamine to the list of regulated chemicals in personal care formulations under Proposition 65, chemists immediately sought out surfactants that were free of DEA. Here is presented a roadmap for identifying the right solution to replace DEA-containing surfactants in personal care products.
The demand for personal care products made with natural, renewable materials shows no sign of abating. Lubrizol is responding by launching two new products: a naturally derived thickener, Glucamate™ CCO thickener, a product that builds viscosity without ethoxylation while offering broad ingredient compatibility; and a new high-solids surfactant, Sulfochem™ ES-70DXS surfactant, that pushes 1,4 dioxane levels closer to single digits and is extremely easy to handle. What’s more, the cleansing products they enable still deliver the sensory and safety properties that consumers expect.
Kao Corp. completed the construction at its Pilipinas Kao Inc. (PKI) business in the Philippines to enhance production capacity for fatty alcohols.
Lubrizol Advanced Materials has created a concentrated, plant-based surfactant that provides rich creamy foam in cleansing applications.
At the Florida chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists' (FLSCC) Sunscreen Symposium, Evonik will debut its PEG-free, o/w emulsifier for challenging fluid emulsions such as modern sun care formulations.
According to a report from Frost & Sullivan, the personal and household care segments, in particular, will be key end users chiefly due to the greater purchasing power of the middle class, who are spending more on fast-moving consumer goods.
Many certified organic shampoos and body washes use soaps such as potassium cocoate as their primary cleansing agent, partially due to a lack of suitable, organically approved foaming alternatives. This article reviews the use of modern surfactants and emulsifiers developed based on a green and eco-conscious philosophy.
Clariant establishes 50-50 joint venture for amines and amines derivatives with Wilmar International Limited; Headquartered in Singapore, new venture capable of serving global market.
PT. Kao Indonesia Chemicals, a group company of Kao Corp., has completed construction of a new surfactant and industrial chemical plant at Karawang International Industry City (KIIC) in Indonesia.
Solvay plans to build a specialty surfactant plant in Genthin, Germany to serve its home, industrial and personal care customers in Central and Eastern Europe.