RAW MATERIALS NOW ON THE MARKET
Cognis opened Cognis Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a wholly owned
subsidiary, in Selangor, Malaysia.
Elementis Specialties acquired all substantial assets of
The Fanning Corporation and Fancor Limited, expanding its portfolio of
specialty additives for the global personal care market.
Gattefossé received the Editor’s Award
from French journal MOCI, business daily
La Tribune and BFM Radio for its performance
with export markets and its internationally
oriented business culture.
The Brownyard Group has made
workers’ compensation coverage available
for Foundation, its cosmetic manufacturers
and distributors program.
Siltech Corporation acquired Rhodia’s manufacturing facility
in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; Siltech will retain the facility’s staff
and will continue to manufacture under a long-term contract.
Chemsil Silicones, Inc. has added Axiom Ingredients to is distributor
network. Axiom owner Michael DeSantis will now represent all Chemsil
products in the Northeastern U.S.
James R. Conaty, Robert B. Covalt and James N. Hallene to the
board of directors, The HallStar Company.
Cognis GmbH released Cosmedia Triple C, its latest liquid
polymer dispersion that enables improved viscosity and stability of
skin and hair formulations, while offering increased sensory and
conditioning properties. Consisting of an efficient cationic inverse
emulsion polymer, a high-grade cosmetic emollient and an EO-free
emulsifier as activating ingredients, the product can be used
across a broad pH range and is suitable for pH-neutral skin care
formulations, as well as acidic formulations including DHA
self-tanning products. www.cognis.com
CHIPPING AWAY AT ANIMAL TESTING
A partnership between Hurel Corp. and L’Oréal has resulted in a
chip that may replace skin allergy testing on animals. The Allergy
Test on a Chip, according to researchers, may offer an alternative by
late 2011, before the 2013 European Union ban on animal testing.
The chip was designed to replace the local lymph node assay (LLNA),
a test often performed on raw materials for cosmetics; the chip is also
said to be less expensive than animal testing. The chip is comprised
of an artificial lymph node of cultured cells next to an artificial skin
construct made from cultured human cells. The artificial lymph
node is connected to the skin with a microfluidic system made of
channels filled with a specially maintained chemical gradient.
Clariant announced additions
to its texture/thickening
product range, designed to
enhance feel in thin lotions
and high pH-value lotions,
creams and gels. Aristoflex
BLV and Aristoflex AVS also
allow, according to Clariant,
more control in challenging
applications such as
antibacterial gels, silicone-free
under-eye gels, spray lotions,
eye cosmetics and foundations.
Further, Aristoflex AVS is
appropriate for depilatory
creams and cuticle remover
formulations. Aristoflex BLV
is appropriate as a finishing
component for products such
as sprayable sunscreens and
body lotions. www.clariant.com
The partnership between
Presperse LLC and Kyowa
Hakko USA has resulted in
AHYP Natural Skin Barrier, an
ingredient produced through
the fermentation of natural
sugars, and which employs
Kyowa’s patented amino acid
technology. According to the
companies, clinical trials have
shown the ingredient to offer
full penetration into the skin,
elevation of collagen synthesis,
improved skin elasticity and
overall strengthening of
the skin barrier to combat
allergens and pollution.
The product is also said to
accelerate wound healing and