BASF introduced a range of ingredients for home and personal care
based on certified sustainable palm (kernel) oil, in accordance with
the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
(RSPO). With the launch of these ingredients, BASF is moving toward
achieving its goal of purchasing all palm and palm kernel oil from
certified sustainable sources by 2015. The company also was listed as
one of the top Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World
on the Global 100 Index. The company was ranked 12th in the listing.
Croda announced its Rawcliffe Bridge manufacturing site in the U.K.
is now offering a variety of cosmetic ingredients approved as Halal and
permissible by Islamic law.
Solvay opened a new research and innovation center in Singapore,
which act as the group’s core innovation ground for its Consumer
Chemicals growth engine in the Asia-Pacific region.
Sederma was awarded the Cosmetic Ingredient Good Manufacturing
Practices certification by SGS.
Koda Distribution Group (KDG) acquired The De Wolf Companies
(De Wolf Chemical Inc., Glenn Corp., Tempo Canada ULC) and formed the
Koda Care business unit.
BioScreen Testing Services announced the addition of Total Organic
Carbon instrumentation with the purchase of a Shimadzu TOC-Vwp
Total Organic Carbon Instrument. The new 21 CFR part 11-compliant,
state-of-the-art instrument detects TOC using a non-purgeable organic
carbon (NPOC) technique where inorganic carbon is purged from purified
water samples before oxidation and detection, and is accurate in the
10-500 ppb range.
Versalis, the chemical subsidiary of Eni, and Elevance Renewable
Sciences signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a
strategic partnership to jointly develop and scale a new metathesis
technology to produce bio-chemicals from vegetable oils.
Seppic and its partners in Project Algraal came together in Castres
to mark the official launch of the project. Project Algraal was selected
as a projet d’excellence by France’s Department of Competitiveness,
Industry and Services in connection with the 16th call for tenders of the
Single Inter-Ministerial Fund.
Inolex’s manufacturing facility in Philadelphia was awarded the EFfCl
certification for Good Manufacturing Practices for cosmetic Ingredients.
This certification was designed by the European Federation for Cosmetic
Adina will distribute DSM’s personal care ingredients in the U.K. and
Fitz Chem Care Chemicals was appointed as the exclusive distributor
for BASF Beauty Creations in the Midwestern U.S.
Impact Colors made strategic distribution agreements with Univar
in Germany, Benelux, Austria, Ireland and the U.K.; Chemco Trade in
Romania; and Millchem in South Africa.
Angela Johnson to business development specialist, care chemicals
team, Fitz Chem.
Solabia addressed acneic skin
with a new active designed
to clarify, cleanse and fight
imperfections by reducing the
oxidation and bacterial
of problem skin. Saniskin is
a combination of myristyl
PCA, used to regulate the
bacterial flora that cause
acne and encourage damaged
areas to regenerate, and an
extract of Japanese knotweed
enriched with specific
processes to modulate the
activity of the sebaceous gland,
as well as the inflammatory
and oxidation reactions that
cause imperfections to appear
and persist. By regulating the
invisible, functional signs of
acne-prone skin, the product
substantially improves the
visible, physical marks on
skin, including reducing the
number of inflamed blemishes
and the number of dilated
Cosphatec expanded its range
of natural preservatives with
a natural fluid emollient and
humectant having broadband
Cosphaderm TOM is suitable
for a range of formulations
including baby and oral care
products. The product is
an easy to apply, colorless
and nearly odorless efficient
The synergetic effect of
the components improves
with single ingredients,
especially in fungicidal
application areas. At the
same time, the destabilizing
effect known from glyceryl
caprylate can be reduced. At
1.0– 2.5%, the ingredient is
not only a replacement for
preservative boosters, but
also for listed preservatives.
Due to its temperature
has additional advantages
compared with many already-listed preservatives. Also, this
multifunctional raw material
meets the requirements
of most natural cosmetic
Ecocert, Cosmos and Na True.
Indena launched a hair-stengthening active derived
from Centella asiatica (L.).
Centerox was designed for
products that improve hair
follicle resistance and reduce
hair loss due to frequent
washing. The active also
was reported to have an
invigorating effect on the hair
Troy Corp. presented its
TroyCare preservatives for
personal care and cosmetic
applications, which offer
performance at low use
levels, cost efficiency and
The preservatives are designed
for a wide range of personal
care and beauty products,
including soaps, lotions, body
washes, gels, shampoo, mascara,
eyeliner and more. Additionally,
for the preservation of wet
wipes against bacteria, fungi
and yeast, the company offers
a broad range of solutions.
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