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Dec 22, 2009 | 11:39 AM CST
L’Oréal has turned its plant in Libramont, Belgium, into a carbon-neutral site using 100% green energy. L’Oréal Libramont utilizes a biomethane centre that was developed by Eneco and Bio Energie Europa, employing technology to transform biomass from local farmers and the agro-alimentary industry into methane gas, which provides electricity and heat to the plant.
Dec 22, 2009 | 09:45 AM CST
By: Anthony O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
This is the first of several columns that will examine key analytical methods used in quality control to discuss their application to raw materials. The mg KOH/gm system is the most commonly used system to analyze surfactants and it originally was developed by chemists in the soap business.
Nov 05, 2009 | 09:38 AM CST
Brookfield Engineering continues to celebrate its 75th Anniversary with the introduction of its Powder Flow Tester (PFT). This device analyzes powder flow behavior in industrial processing equipment.
Oct 13, 2009 | 12:25 PM CDT
By: Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, JW Solutions
Following positive feedback from a previous column on the placebo effect, Wiechers readdresses clinical study design in relation to cosmetic claim substantiation—this time discussing when to perform double-blind studies and when to perform single-blind studies.
Oct 12, 2009 | 10:16 AM CDT
The World International Property Organization has granted a new patent to Horiba Instruments Inc. for a device that disperses dry particle samples into an elementary particle state during the introduction of the sample to a particle size measuring apparatus.
Sep 24, 2009 | 03:11 PM CDT
Several microorganisms have attained special significance in the cosmetic industry, either because they occur frequently in the manufacturing plant as house organisms and cause contamination of products, or because they create undesirable conditions when they cause or exacerbate skin disorders or cause health hazards. And, if one were to conduct a survey to see which microorganism caused the most problems, they would probably say Pseudomonas! Find out the most effective way to deal with these pesky organisms.
Sep 24, 2009 | 02:49 PM CDT
The availability of an increasing number of ingredients is making the job of the formulating chemist more difficult. Joe Lin, PhD gives some insight into how to address this issue.
Sep 15, 2009 | 03:39 PM CDT
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
Cosmetic formulas include solutions, creams/emulsions, lotions, ointments/pastes, suspensions, tablets, powders, gels, sticks and aerosols. Here, Tony O'Lenick turns to Perry Romanowski to discuss their differences.
Aug 21, 2009 | 09:22 AM CDT
The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) has created an online forum for the exchange of ideas and new developments in cosmetic research and technology.
Jul 15, 2009 | 10:41 AM CDT
In an interview with EurActiv, Potočnik stressed that the EU needs to improve the speed with which it transforms research into commercial products.