VERSAMID 757 IS A
• As the standard workhorse resins for
flexible packaging inks used in flexo and
gravure printing, polyamide resins have
been used around the world for more
than 30 years.
With the increased awareness of sustainability, companies are looking for materials that meet the ever-increasing
performance demands of the packaging
industry while being environmentally
Versamid 757 from Cognis is biodegradable, compostable and exhibits no plant
germination toxicity as determined by approved ASTM testing protocols, according
to independent laboratory results.
More info: www.cognis.com
Rhodia’s New Jaguar HP120
For Antibacterial Hand Gels
• Rhodia has developed Jaguar HP120, a
rapidly hydrated thickener derived from
guar that is fully compatible with alcohol
for easy formulation of soap-free antibacterial hand gels, according to the company. This naturally-derived product helps
formulators create hydro-alcoholic antibacterial solutions with moisturizing ingredients such as glycerine to leave hands
clean and soft.
Jaguar HP120 provides sensorial and
economic benefits for consumers and formulators, said Rhodia. It is compatible with
hydrating agents, making it easy for formulators to create everyday-use gels that
do not dry out the skin.
Formulations made with this guar-de-rivative solution leave hands feeling fresh
and moisturized, neither sticky nor dry, according to the company.
In addition, consumers benefit from a
thickened gel texture, which lets them better control the amount they use. For formulators, the quick hydration of Jaguar
HP120 reduces manufacturing cycle time,
thus optimizing gel production.
Rahn Rolls Out Updated
Version of Aquarich
• Following the increasing market de-
mand of cosmetic ingredients complying
with the requirements of natural and organic cosmetics, Rahn released its new
moisturizer Aquarich (Eco), a re-worked
version of its well-known and highly active
moisturizer Aquarich. Ecocert accepts the
new active ingredient for use in naturally-derived cosmetics.
According to the company, Aquarich
(Eco) is ideal for both skin and hair. Extract from black oats, avena strigosa
contains water-retaining substances such as
polysaccharides and amino acids.
Through its stabilizing activity during the
formation of biological membranes,
lecithin contributes to support the lamellar lipid matrix of the epidermis.
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Natural Hair Conditioning
• Inolex has launched what it is calling
a breakthrough in natural ingredients and
green chemistry. The Emulsense technology is the first cationic material that is entirely non-petrochemical, 100% renewable,
and compliant with the latest standards
from COSMOS, Na True and the NPA, according to the company.
The Emulsense line includes Emulsense
HC, a primary cationic agent for natural
hair care, and Emulsense SC, a novel emulsification and sensory system for natural
Emulsense is made from only non-GMO
fermentation chemistry and the oil from
brassica plants. It is produced using minimal,
gentle processing and yields almost no
waste—the only by-product is water. By
being free of petrochemicals and palm-de-rivatives, it is perhaps the most sustainable
and earth-friendly cosmetic ingredient on
the market today, according to Inolex.
CHE Boosts Green Factor
• Clariant introduced Genaminox CHE,
a bio-based amine oxide (AO) for hard
surface cleaning that enables manufacturers to cut active ingredient input to achieve
lower cost, greener products with enhanced cleaning performance, according to
The high active AO is proven in indus-try-standard Gardner tests to consistently
outperform alternative surfactants at a very
low concentration. By using a less active ingredient, manufacturers can reduce material purchasing, storage and transportation
costs, while being confident of achieving
perceivable performance improvements
and the differentiation they need for their
product, said the company.
Genaminox CHE is made from a plant-based renewable hydrophobe, with 60% of
the chemicals used originating from bio
sources. It has an excellent foam profile.
More info: www.clariant.us
Dow Corning’s Formulating
Tool For Automotive
• Dow Corning is offering a new in-
teractive Automotive Appearance Chemicals tool that provides essential
formulation and application advice, according to the company. Available by request, the free CD includes formulating
tips, regulatory information and the most
up-to-date Dow Corning and Xiameter
“Developed for global use, the CD is intended to help accelerate innovation and
growth of our customers’businesses as well
as future automotive appearance care product formulators,” said Rohit Markan, Dow
Corning Performance Chemicals Americas
marketing manager. “We also included information on regulatory issues that our customers care about.”