Nouryon launches bio-based polymer for ‘weightless’ hair styling

Published: 1-Aug-2019

Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has expanded its offering to customers in the personal care market with a bio-based polymer, Amaze SP, helping formulators to meet the latest consumer trends in hair styling

The new polymer is a result of Nouryon’s exclusive global supply agreement with Itaconix to market bio-based polymers to customers in the personal care market.

“Consumers are showing an increased interest in lighter textures that allow an effortless, yet flawless hairstyle. It is difficult for formulators to achieve this with traditional, synthetic styling polymers,” explained Jens Müller, Global Technical Marketing Manager Personal Care at Nouryon.

“Amaze SP is plant based and provides a unique weightless hold while enabling a very natural look and feel on the hair. It offers humidity resistant style retention, volume and anti-frizz performance comparable to synthetic polymers.”

AB Ghosh, Managing Director Surface Chemistry at Nouryon, commented: “Innovation is the backbone of our product development and key to our success, and we use partnerships like the one with Itaconix to accelerate innovation. We will continue to develop more novel bio-based solutions for customers, helping them to meet consumer demands for more natural products.”

Nouryon launched Amaze SP at the in-cosmetics Global trade show in Paris, France. Recently the company also expanded its offering to customers in the personal care market with a new film-forming polymer for use in long-lasting, high SPF sunscreen products.

Formerly Akzo Nobel Specialty Chemicals, we are a global specialty chemicals leader. Markets worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items.

Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers.

We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Hydrovance, Dry-Flo, Dermacryl and Balance RCFg.

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