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May 02, 2011 | 02:04 PM CDT
By: Bob Bornfriend, Alberto Culver
This article aims to help novice formulators understand issues that arise from the scale-up of their recipes, and to remind experienced formulators of some of the less common pitfalls. It also focuses on the unique demands of process development for global implementation at multiple sites, specifically pertaining to the scale-up tasks for process engineers at multinational companies.
May 02, 2011 | 01:46 PM CDT
By: Kim S. Finnie, PhD; and Chris Barbé, PhD, Cera…
In this article, retinol encapsulated in organosilica microparticles (12–14% w/w) having an average particle size of 0.3 micron are shown in a 40-day test period to exhibit enhanced stability to oxidation when compared with similar commercial stabilized retinol products.
May 02, 2011 | 11:31 AM CDT
Plant Advanced Technologies has developed a process to "milk" plants in order to obtain active and natural extracts without damaging the plants.
Apr 26, 2011 | 05:13 PM CDT
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
This edition of "Comparatively Speaking" by industry expert Tony O'Lenick compares a product's density with its specific gravity, which are important measurements for formulators to understand especially when considering product specifications.
Mar 23, 2011 | 08:19 AM CDT
Researchers at Ohio State University have invented a single lens that enables microscopic objects to be viewed from nine angles at once to create a 3-D image.
Mar 16, 2011 | 09:22 AM CDT
As many formulators know, creating an efficacious cosmetic formulation can be problematic, which is why Johann Wiechers, PhD, is launching a new software platform based on his “Formulating for Efficacy” strategy.
Dec 29, 2010 | 05:07 PM CST
Ecover Belgium NV has introduced an ecological, all-purpose cleaner suitable for cleaning the appliances and machinery used to manufacture food and cosmetics.
Dec 21, 2010 | 02:12 PM CST
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has released an international standard that will assist the cosmetic industry in identifying those products that have a low potential for contamination.
Dec 21, 2010 | 12:07 PM CST
Syntopix Group Plc has secured backing from Intelligent Formulation Ltd. for a 30-day international research challenge. Over the month-long project, Syntopix will work with world experts to characterize microemulsions made from environmentally friendly surfactants, especially those used to make skin care.
Dec 20, 2010 | 03:31 PM CST
By: Anthony O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
Tony O'Lenick explains the difference between the refractive index and refraction of light to produce color. These terms can be used by the formulator to produce transparent emulsions and predict the color of emulsions, respectively.