Croda launches OleoCraft Polymers

The new polymers help to create eye-catching clear sticks and balms, to sprayable gels and emulsions

During in-cosmetics 2014 in Hamburg, Croda was delighted to launch its OleoCraft range, a group of oil structuring polymers that create impressive films on the skin, lips and eyelashes, delivering water and wear resistance benefits in colour cosmetic and sun care applications.

The OleoCraft polymer range consists of low colour and low odour high performance thermoplastic solids, proven to form crystal clear, thermo-reversible gels. The products cover a range of high to low polarity oils providing compatibility to a wide range of cosmetic ingredients. The OleoCraft polymers can be used to create novel formats, from eye-catching clear sticks and balms to sprayable gels and emulsions with real consumer benefits.

Originally acquired though Croda's purchase of the polyamide technology, from global Florida-based Specialty Chemicals business Arizona Chemical in May 2013, and formally under the trade name Sylvaclear, the production of the range has been transferred to Croda's Mevisa manufacturing plant in Spain and honed to offer a range of four products: OleoCraft LP-20, OleoCraft MP-30, OleoCraft HP-31 and OleoCraft MP-32.

The potential consumer benefits that can be achieved through using Croda's OleoCraft range include:

  • Creation of novel formats, from eye-catching clear sticks and balms to sprayable gels and emulsions
  • Produce water and wear resistant polymer films for long-lasting and water repellent benefits
  • Boost SPF in sunscreens
  • Enhance gloss and increase pigment dispersion
  • Provide emulsion stabilisation
  • Compatible with a wide range of cosmetic oils

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