Recent in Technology Transfer (page 12 of 15)

Beauty Foods Head West

Beauty foods, originating in Asia, are migrating west, according to Mintel. From 2006-07, their marketshare in Europe more than doubled, while in North America they registered a modest increase from 3.9% to 4.66%...

Recent Advances in Biopolymers and Biomedical Materials

This overview of recent literature provides a snapshot of research trends in biopolymers and biomedical polymers. To improve product efficacy, the personal care industry often looks to other sectors for innovative materials and ideas. Here, the authors encourage readers to innovate by technology transfer and by gaining a better understanding of biopolymers.

Cosmeceuticals: Endangered Species?

Johann W. Wiechers, PhD, scrutinizes the term cosmeceutical and suggests a new focus for the cosmetic industry through this light-hearted analogy comparing active ingredients to men.

Unraveling Wraps

This column offers a brief survey with commentary on technologies being developed to deliver cosmetic or dermatological benefits via textiles.

Special Delivery: Clay Nanotubes for Skin

By 2011, clay nanocomposites are projected to reach 44% of the marketshare—and it is this area that provides opportunities in personal care, as recent research by one manufacturer of naturally occurring nanotubes and other nanomaterials, NaturalNano Inc., has shown; specifically, its halloysite nanocomposites.

In Sight: Packaging Becomes Eco-friendly

The personal care industry is well on its way to more eco-friendly packaging. Emerging chemicals on the scene only assure the industry that as technology advances, the time it takes for a product to biodegrade will only shorten.

Cosmeceutical, Nutraceuticals and Biofunctional Textiles for a Better Quality of Life

Biofunctional textiles, innovative cosmeceuticals and nutraceuticals were among the more than 200 topics presented at the 8th International Congress of International Society of Cosmetic Dermatology.

Eat Your Genetically Modified Veggies

A specially designed carrot from Texas A&M AgriLife’s Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Cente has shown to help consumers absorb more calcium.

Scientists Discover Capped Carbon Nanotubes as Chemical Carriers

Scientists at the University of Illinois, Chicago, US have reported a mild new method for trapping liquids and nanoparticles inside carbon nanotubes.

P&G Develops All Natural Preservative for Food & Drink

White Mustard Essential Oil (WMEO) is the natural extract of white mustard seeds that reportedly delivers broad anti-microbial efficacy against bacteria, yeast and mold.

Where Fragrance and Fashion Collide

Collaboration occurs everywhere in personal care--amongst cosmetic companies, between cosmetic and peripheral industries, now outside industries are venturing together into the cosmetic realm.

Testing Well-Being Effect of Cosmetics

The R&D department of the Dermscan Group has developed a series of new tests that evaluate the well-being effect of beauty products on a consumer.

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