Ashland Specialty Ingredients
1005 Rt. 202/206
Bridgewater, NJ 08807 USA
Tel: +1 908 243 3500
Tel: +1 800 505 8984
Ashland offers expertise and insights into ingredient technologies
that enable the personal and home care industries to launch novel
products, improve formulation dynamics and solve long-standing
formulation challenges. Specialists in the design and application of
natural, synthetic, and semisynthetic polymers, Ashland supports its
customers with superior performance outcomes in key areas of personal and home care.
In hair care, Ashland supplies the major fixative, styling, polyelec-trolyte complexes and conditioning polymers utilized in leave-on
and rinse-out systems, making the company a one-stop resource for
expertise in the performance and application of these technologies.
In skin care, Ashland provides a unique portfolio of biomimetic
lamellar gels, hydrogels, emulsifiers, emollients, film formers, rheology modifiers, sunscreens, and water-resistant agents. Technology
experts at Ashland support formulators and marketers with technical packages required to produce a range of skin-care formulations
with extraordinary form, function, and sensory profiles.
Just as importantly, the Vincience™ biofunctional team works in
conjunction with Ashland’s polymer experts to support unique skin
and hair-care formulation claims.
Ashland is continually advancing both its ingredient portfolio
and service offering to help formulators create products that win
with consumers. Most recently, Ashland acquired the patented
Zeta Fraction™ technology from AkzoNobel, to effectively isolate
efficacious components from living plants and marine sources and
to produce new biofunctional ingredients. Now more than ever,
the care industries call on Ashland for new ways to delight patrons,
new options to launch unique products in the marketplace, and
new strategies to resolve formulation challenges.
James Mish, Group Vice President, Consumer Specialties
Linda Foltis, Vice President, Care Specialties R&D
Jeff Rogers, Vice President, Home Care, Ag and Nutrition
Randy Bull, Vice President, Dermatology and Medical
Jan Henk Hendricks, EU Regional Vice President and
Global Hair Care
Catherine Joy, NA Regional Vice President and Global Oral Care
Esteban Von-Ehrenstein, Latin America Regional Leader
Nelson Corda, General Manager – Asia Pacific
William Zhao – General Manager – China
Technologies, Patents, New Products
of multifunctional monomers delivering exceptional stiffness,
hold, and lasting humidity resistance to hair. This polymer finds
primary use in aerosol and non-aerosol hairsprays.
ers with long, straight, thick hair to secure strong, long-lasting
hairstyles, even in high humidity. The products are based on
methacryloyl ethyl betaine/acrylates copolymer, which provides
strong hold to hair typically resistant to shape changes.
brighten skin and even-out skin tone.
preservative technology with an optimized delivery system.
Personal Care: Hair Care, Skin Care, Sun Care, Oral Care, Bath
Home Care: Fabric Care, Surface Care, Dish Care
Advantage™ 4910 fixative polymer. AquaStyle™ polymers.
Aquaflex™ film-formers. Benecel™ hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
(HPMC). Captivates™ encapsulates. Cerasynt™ emulsifiers.
Conditioneze™ polymers. Ceraphyl™ esters. Escalol™ UV filters.
Gantrez™ polymers. Ganex™ polymers for water and wear resistance. HydroSheer™ sun care technology. Jaypol™ acrylic-based
polymers. N-Hance™ cationic guar. Optiphen™ preservatives.
Plasdone™ oral care polymers. Skin care hydrogels and micro-emulsions. Sorez™ polymers for fabric care and cleaning. Styleze™
polymers. RapiThix™ rheology modifiers. UltraThix™ polymers.
Vincience™ biofunctionals. X-Tend™ solvents. Zeta Fraction™
True-to-Life Clinical and Consumer Evaluations of Personal
Care Ingredients across the Globe
Ashland conducts R&D and consumer science around the world
to assist companies with market-specific technology solutions
in hair, skin, sun, oral, and home care applications. Consumer
and clinical panels are based on an accurate representation
of the population using prototype formulations that contain
Ashland ingredients. Ingredients and formulation architecture
can be further evaluated based on actual climate, geography,
and environmental conditions.