40789 Monheim am Rhein
Cognis, now part of the BASF Group, is a worldwide supplier
of innovative specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients, with
a particular focus on the areas of wellness and sustainability. The
company employs about 5,500 people, and it operates production
sites and service centers in 30 countries.
Cognis Care Chemicals is one of the leading providers of
products, formulation know-how and concepts for personal, home
care and Industrial + Institutional markets. It has more than 160
years of experience in manufacturing natural, renewable based
chemistry, and over 70 percent of the raw materials it uses are based
on this feedstock. Supported by Laboratoires Sérobiologique’s
60-year-experience in research and sales of natural-based active
ingredients, Cognis Care Chemicals is also one of the leading global
suppliers of active ingredients to the cosmetics industry.
Green Chemical Solutions™
To meet best customer demands Cognis developed already beginning of 2007 its Green Chemical Solutions™ classification system.
One part of it - Portfolio Easy Guide - categorizes Cognis raw
materials into different levels of "naturalness". In the second step,
the system focuses on the naturalness of complete formulations
and their performance shown by the Green Formulation Grid.
Four different levels of“greenness” of the formulation are measured against three levels of performance, always rated by the consumers’ expectations. Additionally, the Regulation Easy Guide
tells customers which regulatory and certification standards are existing so far and to which extent the various Cognis ingredients
comply with selected certifications.
the sensorial profile of this emollient comes very close to the one
of cyclomethicone – additionally it provides the formulation a
pleasant and light skin feel. This makes it ideal for facial, body and
hair care products as well as decorative cosmetics.
Cosmedia® TRIPLE C – is a PEG/EO-free cationic rheology control additive, representing a novel generation of cationic inverse
emulsion polymers for the preparation of hair conditioners and
skin care formulations. Cosmedia® TRIPLE C promotes excellent
sensorial skin and hair sensorics and improves both wet and dry
hair combability. Compared to conventional cationic inverse emulsion polymers, Cosmedia® TRIPLE C offers improved electrolyte
tolerance and viscosity behavior in hair and skin care concepts.
Elestan™ – a leaf extract from the African Manilkara tree that helps
restore the resilience of the skin ensuring its optimal tonicity.
Elestan™ targets the restructuring of skin matrix via a dual protective action on both collagen and elastin networks.It protects elastic
fibers from excessive degradation by elastases, has an anti-glycation activity. In addition, it stimulates the synthesis both of elastin
and of essential elastin-related proteins, helping to preserve a fully-functional elastic fiber network. Elestan™ is available in a preservative free version, which has been organic certified by Ecocert*.
Raw material certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to the Ecocert Standard
for Natural and Organic Cosmetics available at http://cosmetics.ecocert.com:
100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin, 50 of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming.
Dehydem® Supra - a novel, efficient defoamer for industrial and
institutional cleaning applications that is easy to formulate in water-based solutions and additionally provides a visible cleaning benefit. It is also suitable for low temperature applications and offers
several possibilities to enhance the green development in such aspects as ecotoxicity, saving energy and reducing complexity in
cleaning applications. Dehydem® Supra is the professional partner
for a multitude of industrial & institutional cleaning tasks: Smart
and effective foam control while providing versatility for a wide
range of formulations.
Marketing Director Personal Care
Marketing Director Home Care and I&I
Selected New Products
Cetiol® C5 – is a readily biodegradable emollient recommended
for use in BDIH and Na True formulations. The Ecocert-approved
ingredient is derived from 100% natural, renewable feedstock and
has a very high spreadability. Sensory assessments have shown that
Personal Care, Home Care, I&I
Active Ingredients; Antioxidants; Alkylglycosides; Cationics; Consistency Waxes; Co-Surfactants; Defoamers; Delivery Systems;
Disinfectants; Emollients; Emulsifiers / Solubilisers; Emulsions;
Bases; Encapsulations; Hair Conditioning Specialities; Lipid Layer
Enhancers; Low Foaming Surfactants; Pearl Shine Concentrates;
Pearlizer Waxes; Performance Wax Dispersions/Opacifiers; Polymers; Proteins; Surfactants; Surfactant Compounds; Thickeners
and Viscosity Factors