•Silicone Quaternium- 22 (trade name:
Abil T Quat 60) from Evonik represents a
universally applicable conditioning agent
with outstanding conditioning features such
as easy detangling, smooth wet comb and
superior feel, according to the company.
Verified by a new study performed with
TRI/Princeton, Silicone Quaternium- 22
also provides efficient protection against
hair fiber breakage. It is effective in both
conditioner and shampoo formulations.
With its additional benefits like superior
skin feel and good foam properties as well
as excellent processability, strong reduction
of combing forces, heat protection properties and improved color wash-fastness of
dyed hair, Silicone Quaternium- 22 is a premium, easy-to-use conditioning agent.
More info: www.evonik.com
Delivers Sensorial Edge
•A pioneer in the field of silicones for
personal care products, Shin-Etsu Silicones
of America has recently developed a new
generation of cosmetic silicone system
products that collectively, and independently, offer formulators distinct characteristics that deliver key stability, functionality
and sensory advantages based on their application for a wide variety of cosmetic
products, according to the company.
The system is comprised of KSG-360Z
silicone gel emulsifier, KSP-441 hybrid sil-
icone powder and DMF-2 high purity, low
residual dimethicone fluid. Each product in
the system also provides an effective, qual-
ity alternative to D5 siloxanes and D5 de-
rivative materials. Whereas the collective
products in the system work well to-
gether−each product offers independent
performance property and sensory benefits,
KSG-360Z: This series’crosslinked elas-
tomer silicone gels are emulsifying agents
with an excellent, smooth-skin feel that can
be used to produce unique water-in-
silicone and water-in-oil products. The
products are viscous gels utilizing dimethicone, volatile silicone or isododecane as
the diluent. They function as unique emulsifiers with broad compatibility.
KSP-441: Specifically developed for
achieving high absorption of organic oils,
the KSP-441 is a unique hybrid silicone
powder consisting of a silicone rubber core
with a silicone resin shell. This unique combination offers both the flexibility of silicone
rubber and the lubricity of silicone resin.
DMF-2: Designed specifically to provide
cosmetic formulators with an effective,
quality alternative to D5 siloxanes and D5
derivative materials, Shin-Etsu’s DM-Fluid-
2cs (DMF-2) is a high purity, low residual
dimethicone fluid. It delivers an enhanced
sensory cosmetic solution for many applications, according to the company.
For more detailed information on KSG-
Helps Save Water
• A new silicone technology for laundry
fabric softeners can reduce the amount of
water by half that it takes to rinse away remaining detergent in fabric. When used in
rinse cycle fabric softeners, Dow Corning
AC-8066 Antifoam substantially reduces or
eliminates foam after the first rinse, while
making the rinsing process more convenient and faster for the consumer.
The silicone-based Dow Corning AC
8066 Antifoam dispersion destabilizes and
collapses the bubbles that cause the foam
generated during the rinse process when
hand washing or in semi-automatic machines. This can help reduce the amount of
time and water needed to rinse the fabric
of remaining detergent.
“Availability of fresh water is a global
growing concern, particularly in developing
countries, where laundry is a daily, water-intensive activity,” said Dow Corning
Household Care global marketing manager
Yan Cortes, about the technology.
More info: www.dowcorning.com
A New Addition to Croda’s
Solaveil SpeXtra Range
• Croda is launching a new water-based
variant to its Solaveil SpeXtra range of titanium dioxide (TiO2) dispersions. Like other
products in the range, Solaveil XT-40W offers unprecedented broad-spectrum UV
protection, according to the company. This
enables the formulator to make globally-approved, high SPF sunscreen products
that conform to EU guidelines for UVA
protection (UVAPF at least 1/3 of SPF),
using this single active ingredient.
Solaveil XT-40W’s aqueous base delivers formulation flexibility and the freedom
to formulate light and spreadable o/w
emulsions. With TiO2 in the water phase of
the emulsion, Solaveil XT-40W is also ideal
for organic sunscreens. Its natural composition and Ecocert validation ensures its
credibility for use in green formulations.
Solaveil XT-40W uses the novel Solaveil
SpeXtra technology, which won The Best
New Technology Award at In-Cosmetics.
More info: www.croda.com
Variety Of New Products
•Independent Chemical Corporation of
Glendale, NY recently rolled out an assortment of new ingredients. The products
were placed on behalf of Vevy Europe, according to the company.
Keresine is ideal for skin care emulsions,
gels, face and neck preparation as well as
Its INCI is Prunus avium (cherry) extract
with suggested use levels of 2-5%. A natural source of malic acid to provide mild exfoliation, this ingredient improves the
skin’s moisture and reduces fine wrinkles,
according to the company. It is globally