AkzoNobel raises sun care

Dutch multinational chemicals company launches film-forming polymers for use in sunscreens

Dutch multinational chemicals company AkzoNobel has launched film-forming polymers Dermacryl E and Dermacryl 2.0 for use in sunscreens. Sun care products are now the fastest growing sector of the global personal care market, according to AkzoNobel, and as their use has expanded, so has consumer demand for greater UV protection.

“Complicating the challenge for formulators is the demand for products that are convenient and easy to use as well as aesthetically pleasing,” said the firm. “Dermacryl E (INCI: Styrene/acrylates copolymer) is a waterproofing, film-forming polymer that provides excellent SPF performance and feel on skin with reduced tackiness in emulsion sun care products.” The product is also claimed to offer superior water resistance.

In the sun care market there is also increasing demand in the market for continuous sprays and other ethanol based sun care products, AkzoNobel said, but formulators face “significant challenges in their efforts to create products that provide high SPF, uniform application, good durability and water resistance, and still feature pleasing, non-tacking aesthetic properties.”

Dermacryl 2.0 (INCI: Acrylates/octylacrylamide copolymer) is designed for use in ethanol based formulations, and the firm claims it provides excellent water-resistant film formation and barrier properties while displaying low tack.

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