Chemical Industry

AkzoNobel to make MCA in India

AkzoNobel to make MCA in India

By Deanna Utroske

The specialty chemical maker has struck a deal with Atul to manufacture monochloroacetic acid, an ingredient used in multiple industries, including cosmetics. 

Dow – DuPont merger on course

Dow – DuPont merger on course

By Deanna Utroske

The two US chemical corporations jointly filed a preliminary registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission this month, outlining plans for leadership, work streams, synergies, and finance.

Dow and DuPont on the brink of a merger

Dow and DuPont on the brink of a merger

By Deanna Utroske

The consolidation of these US chemical corporations will be a game changer for the personal care and cosmetics industries and have staggering economic implications on a regional, national, and global scale.

Fashioning hair care, one chemical at a time

Fashioning hair care, one chemical at a time

By Deanna Utroske

Cosmetics Design checked in with specialty chemical company AkzoNobel to discuss functional ingredients, customized material formats, sparking innovation within a global company and more.  

Enzyme ‘Google’ to discover new possible reaction pathways

Enzyme ‘Google’ to discover new possible reaction pathways

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (acib) and the University of Graz have teamed up to develop a combination of database and search engine that can filter enzyme functions out of the thousands of protein structures used in the chemical, cosmetic...

cosmetics research

ACS reports research boom on ingredients for 'enhanced cosmetics'

By Michelle Yeomans

According to the American Chemical Society, growing demand for ‘enhanced cosmetics’ that combine cosmetic and active ingredients is further pushing research in the direction of microcapsules and other delivery technology areas in order to keep up.  

L’Oreal ups the animal testing alternative ante with EPA investment

L’Oreal ups the animal testing alternative ante with EPA investment

By Andrew McDougall

The US Environmental Protection Agency received $1.2 million in private sector research funding from global cosmetic company L’Oreal in a bid to determine if EPA’s chemical toxicity forecaster (ToxCast) can be used in systemic toxicity tests and replace...

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