CRODA HOME CARE
LAUNCHES COLTIDE RADIANCE
• Croda Home Care is presenting its
latest technologies formulated to deliver
outstanding performance in home care
consumer products. Coltide Radiance
is the company’s newly launched fabric
Extensive testing has proven that it
reduces color loss during the wash pro-
cess, prevents graying of whites and also
reduces both fabric and fiber damage, said
the company. This combination of ben-
efits results in clothes looking like they
have been washed half as often. The novel
product is based on a hydrolyzed protein
backbone and delivers these results at very
low inclusion levels.
Also in the spotlight is ModiSurf
Clarity, which takes a new approach to
modifying the nature of hard surfaces such
as glass and polymerics to repel limescale
and reduce their tendency to mist up.
As well as being a high performing
ingredient, ModiSurf Clarity contains
more than 60% renewable raw materials
and is biodegradable, unlike polymeric
More info: www.croda.com/homecare
Ei Gains License
For Novel Sphingolipids
•Charlotte, NC-based Ei, a Pharma-
ceutical SolutionWorks, has signed
agreements with European-based professors and technologists for the exclusive worldwide license of a novel class of
Sphingolipids are found in the extracellular spaces of the stratum corneum,
where they play a critical role in strengthening the barrier function of the skin, promoting moisture retention and increasing
elasticity of the skin, according to the
The specific technology consists of a
novel lamellar lipid topically delivered
through a custom formulation system. In
preliminary clinical studies, the technology
has demonstrated significantly better barrier function with substantial improvement
in moisture retention when compared to
commercially available sphingolipid compounds. As part of this exclusive licensing
arrangement, Ei has been granted options
on several related technologies in various
stages of development.
Ei provides product development,
analytical and clinical services to develop
solutions for Rx pharmaceutical, OTC,
therapeutic skin care, topical (semi-solid
and liquid) and animal health products.
More info: www.eisolutionworks.com
Micro Powders Appoints
US Agent for Personal Care
•Micro Powders, Inc. appointed new
sales agents for the US. EES Cosmetic
Solutions, Emultec, McCullough &
Associates and Pacific Coast Chemical
Co. (PCC) will represent Micro Powders’
personal care product line of specialty micronized wax additives.
Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI) designs and
manufactures innovative specialty micronized waxes.
EES Cosmetic Solutions will service the Northeast area. Emultec will be
representing Micro Powders in Texas.
McCullough & Associates will service the
Southeast region. Pacific Coast Chemical
Co. will service the West Coast.
Micro Powders, Inc. will service the
Midwest region and should be contacted
directly with any inquires.
More info: www.MPIpersonalcare.com
Seppic Expands Range
Of Natural Polymers
•Seppic is launching a new thickening
and texturizing polymer of 100% plant
origin, Solagum Tara. This natural gum is
a polysaccharide derived from Tara seeds,
an emblematic shrub native to the Andean
valleys of Peru. It can be used to thicken
and stabilize emulsions and cream-gels,
and also acts as a texturizing agent by providing them
with a structuring effect and
Marketed as a powder that
hydrates instantly in water, this
nonionic polysaccharide can be
used hot or cold. Solagum Tara is
recommended for medium or thick
consistency formulations in concentrations ranging from 0.5% to 2%.
It also provides a high resistance to
electrolytes; making it particularly
suitable for Chassis formulas, according to the company.
This launch completes Seppic’s
range of natural polymers, including
Solagum AX (based on acacia and xanthan), designed for formulas with thinner
More info: www.airliquide.com
NOVA Debuts New Wireless
Device and Software
•NOVA Technology Corporation re-
cently rolled out the new wireless DPM
9003BT skin hydration testing instrument,
portable with Bluetooth technology.
Singerie software enables dermatology
and skin care researchers to use the wireless device to collect skin hydration data
and simultaneously use an iPad mobile
digital service to capture a test site image,
according to the company.