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NYSCC Showcases Global Technology Under One Roof
By: Katie Schaefer, C&T magazine
Posted: May 19, 2010
2010’s theme for the New York chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Suppliers’ Day was “Empowering the World Through Technology,” and the event delivered a number of innovative raw materials and technologies from a wealth of companies all over the globe.
Before the first day of the event began, Croda Inc. held its Annual Suppliers’ Day Press Breakfast just blocks away from the exhibition hall at its Edison, NJ headquarters. The company debuted the feel enhancing benefits of Crodamol SFX (INCI: PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Ethylhexanoate) in skin care and hair care. Suellen Bennett, marketing manager of skin care, makeup and botanicals, demonstrated how the ester, which was created as a solvent for avobenzone, can be used as a replacement for D5 in many formulations. She noted the importance of feel. “It is all about feel in the fashion, food and particularly the cosmetic industry. Feel will determine a second purchase,” explained Bennett. Benefits of the ester, according to Bennett, are: a silky, dry feel; a reduction in tack; increased shine; pigment dispersibility; and biodegradability.
Before the exhibition hall officially opened, suppliers had already gathered at their booths to prepare for a hectic two days. No less than 15 minutes later, the same suppliers had already begun holding meetings and conducting business.
Cognis not only began business, it worked some magic, as a hired magician dazzled attendees as part of the company's “It’s Magic” theme. The company chose the theme to introduce some of the “magic” formulation technologies it had developed such as: Silicone Free, Phase Inversion Technology (PIT), Switch Oil Phase (SWOP), Cationic Systems and Anhydrous. PIT allows formulators to develop formulations with small particles that move freely and do not coalesce. The company also introduced SWOP, where an o/w formulation becomes a w/o formulation during rub-in. This technology allows formulations to have a light feel but be water resistant, transfer-resistant and moisturizing. According to Josef Koester, director of marketing and technology for the care chemicals unit of Cognis Corp., the company’s “magic” theme was all about looking at creating innovative products from a formulator’s point of view.
Rather than focusing on formulation technologies, Dow Microbial Control discussed preserving formulations at the event with a presentation on its Neolone preservatives for personal care. This line was designed to guard against microbial contamination and protect product performance in sun, skin and hair applications. The newest member of the Neolone family, Neolone PH 100 (INCI: Phenoxyethanol) is a high purity, single active, globally approved preservative effective against a broad range of bacteria, yeasts and mold. There are also multi-component and paraben free options in the preservative line.