Who's offering custom cosmetic ingredients?

From specially-extracted botanicals to designer delivery systems, cosmetic ingredients suppliers are increasingly working with clients to provide tailor-made materials

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Delivery system patents: How to improve the efficacy of actives

From nanostructures to temperature or moisture-triggered delivery, this month's patents focus on cutting-edge delivery ...

4 patents for novel beauty product emulsifiers and surfactants

An in-depth view of patents that show novel uses for emulsifiers and surfactants

Solvay acquires ERCA assets

The chemical group is to acquire the specialty chemical assets of Brazil based ERCA Química

How to formulate trending bath product textures

While mild, naturally-derived surfactants and emulsifiers remain a top choice for formulators, this year’s biggest ...

Evonik opens surfactant facility in China

The specialty organic surfactant facility in Shanghai will have a capacity of 80,000 metric tons

Unilever commits to renewables

The company has signed an agreement with the University of Liverpool to develop renewable chemicals

Exploring hair care materials past and present

R J W Hefford looks at the history of shampoos, conditioners and hair styling products, and provides his pick of the ...

Innospec acquires Chemsil and Chemtec

The purchase of silicones specialist Chemsil and distributor Chemtec will strengthen the specialty chemicals company's ...

Evonik expands Indonesia plant

Chemicals company increases its capacity for surfactants and esters

Why are specialty chemicals suppliers flocking to ASEAN?

Jens Kastner investigates how suppliers are responding to the boom in local BPC manufacture

New surfactant developments

John Woodruff examines novel surfactants and how they can be used to create superior bathroom products

Solvay acquires Sunshield Chemicals

Seeks to grow Novecare surfactants business in Asia