EMD Chemicals provides a broad range of testing services.
EMD Chemicals develops a variety of technology to keep ahead of ever-changing global regulations.
EMD Chemicals’ new RonaFlair Boroneige functional fillers,
based on boron nitride, impart excellent skin feel as well as provide texture improvement, mattifying properties and soft focus
effects. They are available in a variety of particle sizes and have
a broad range of applications. EMD Chemicals’ parent company,
Merck KGaA, has developed and patented a unique measuring
technique to compare various raw materials’soft focus effect. This
methodology is an effective pre-selection tool to narrow down
the choices of soft focus fillers.
EMD Chemicals’ chemistry for reducing the signs of aging
is clever and elegant, company executives said. For example,
RonaCare Cyclopeptide- 5, billed as the first homodetic cyclic
biomimetic peptide, is said to mimic the natural processes
of skin communication and repair by “unlocking” skin cells’
surface receptors. Cyclopeptide- 5 is customized to fit to
integrins, which are responsible for the skin’s communica-
tion processes. In vitro data demonstrate that Cyclopeptide- 5
up-regulates a range of genes, including laminin IV, collagen
IV and fibulin, to stimulate basement membrane proteins
and growth factors. Moreover, Cyclopeptide- 5 is said to pro-
tect the extracellular matrix by down-regulating genes that
stimulate degrading enzymes of extracellular matrix proteins
such as collagenase 3 and elastase A2.