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Naturally Derived Rinse-off Concentrates and Emulsifiers

Stephenson Personal Care has launched two new lines—a line of multifunctional rinse-off concentrates, and a line of of oil and water soluble emulsifiers. Both Durosoft and Duroclens are derived from natural sources.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

This paper presents the methods for producing cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB), an important secondary surfactant in cosmetic formulations, household cleaners, dishwashing agents and technical applications. With the widespread use of CAPB, more analytical methods to determine its contetns and byproducts are needed. The authors describe the current methods to determine CAPB purity and other characteristics.

Comparatively Speaking: Alkyl Betaines vs. Amido Betaines

Industry expert Tony O'Lenick asks Robert Coots, PhD, to explain the difference between alkyl betaines and amido betaines, including their foaming properties.

Lubrizol/Noveon Launches Soy and Coconut-derived Surfactants Line

The Lubrizol Corporation's Noveon Consumer Specialties has launched a surfactants product line in Brazil specifically driven by claims for mild yet high performance.

Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropyl Sulfonate for Sulfate-free Formulations

The use of sulfonated alkyl polyglucosides (SAPG) to replace lauryl sulfates and lauryl ether sulfates in sulfate-free formulations has previously been discussed. These primary surfactants were created with environmental and human safety in mind. The current paper describes more recent work with this material, specifically focusing on the lauryl version of SAPG.

Comparatively Speaking: CMC vs. RF50

Industry expert Tony O'Lenick refers to his son and polymer scientist at the University of Tennessee, Thomas O'Lenick, to explain the difference between critical micelle concentration and reduction factor 50% (RF50) with regard to measuring silicone surfactant effectiveness.

Comparatively Speaking: Wetting vs. Superwetting

In this edition of "Comparatively Speaking," industry expert Tony O'Lenick discusses the terms wetting and superwetting in relation to the ability of a surfactant to wet a substrate.

Comparatively Speaking: Trisiloxane vs. Dimethicone Copolyol

In this edition of "Comparatively Speaking," industry expert Tony O'Lenick explains the difference in stability between dimethicone copolyols and trisiloxane, a class of dimethicone copolyols.

Comparatively Speaking: Amphiphilic vs. Ionic Amphiphilic Molecule

Tony O'Lenick explains the difference between amphiphilic and ionic amphiphilic molecules, the interactions of which may help formulators to maximize the effectiveness of formulations.

Surfactant Concentrate for Mild, High-foam Cleansers

Colonial Chemical Inc. has introduced a biodegradable baby shampoo concentrate to its line of eco-friendly, mild products.

Coconut-derived Surfactant for Natural Formulations

Colonial Chemical Inc. has added a surfactant derived from coconut to its line of nature-based personal care products.

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