Recent in Rheology/Viscosity Modifier (page 3 of 4)
Apr 9, 2013 | Anthony J. O’Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC, and Kevin O’Lenick, SurfaTech Corp.
The authors describe how the use of amphiphilic silicones or surfactant silicones has allowed formulators to efficiently incorporate silicone polymers into personal care products. These materials act by lowering the surface tension in the oil phase of a formulation, allowing for easier spreading on skin and hair.
Apr 2, 2013
At in-cosmetics 2013 in Paris, Dr. Straetmans will introduced a natural thickener for oils that can convert liquids into solids and a natural, o/w, cold-processable emulsifier.
Dec 5, 2012
Berg + Schmidt has created a natural emulsifier and thickener based on fruit and cereal fibers.
Dec 4, 2012 | Marie Ollagnier; Gordon Hsu, PhD; Bryan Moran; and Laure Buquen; Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Skin care formulations often are enriched with high levels of electrolytic ingredients for various skin benefits. However, these have a negative impact on the viscosity, texture and stability of a system. Described in this article is a multifunctional polymer that is designed to provide excellent electrolyte resistance along with a pleasant sensory profile, as will be shown.
Sep 27, 2012 | Mark S. Freeland, Iris Holder and Jeanette Tucker, Celanese Water Soluble Polymers
Guar is a natural water soluble polymer principally grown in the Asian subcontinent, specifically India and Pakistan. Also, guar gum is a crop studied in agronomy programs in the United States and many other parts of the world.
Jun 20, 2012
The scrutiny over Cocamide DEA in cosmetic applications is not new; for the past decade, its safety has been debated. While it is widely used, many chemists still may look to remove it from existing formulations, creating the need for alternatives. To overcome this obstacle, Croda has developed two near “drop-in” replacements for Cocamide DEA.
Feb 8, 2012
Croda has launched two alternatives to montan wax for structuring products such as antiperspirants, lipsticks, sunscreens and massage oils.
Dec 19, 2011
DKSH’s Performance Materials business unit has collaborated with a polymer manufacturer to launch two polymer lines to its Luna range of products.
Dec 14, 2011
Dow Corning has launched a sustainable emulsifier and thickener derived from soybean oil.
Oct 28, 2011 | Stephen L. Kopolow, PhD; Yoon Tae Kwak, PhD; and Michael Helioff, International Specialty Products
This article describes a new synthetic thickener/stabilizer technology that provides these attributes. Although there area variety of raw materials used to thicken personal care products, few are sufficiently versatile to offer effective thickening, gelling and suspending properties for a wide variety of applications.
Oct 18, 2011
Rhodia has launched a rheology modifying polymer for personal cleansing solutions.
Oct 5, 2011 | Mike J. Fevola, Johnson & Johnson
Carbomers, a family of crosslinked acrylic acid polymers, are essential ingredients in numerous products, including: pharmaceuticals; cosmetics and personal care items; household, industrial and institutional care products; printing inks; adhesives and coatings. This column will explore the chemistry and properties of carbomers that have earned them this well-deserved reputation.