Evonik Launches Eco-friendly Hair Conditioning Agent

Evonik has launched a hair conditioning agent with an improved sustainability profile. Varisoft EQ 100 (Proposed INCI: Quaternium-98) providesmanageability, lubricity and softness to the hair.

The 100% active esterquat is readily biodegradable, has a lower ecotox compared to common benchmarks, is cold-processable and is derived from a renewable, palm-based feedstock.

The conditioning agent is suitable for a broad range of application formats in the hair care market, including conditioning rinses, hair conditioning sprays and treatments, conditioning shampoos, styling products and hair dyes.

The conditioniner is a solvent-free and non-flammable liquid with reduced risk during transport or production, and increased flexibility during processing.

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