So you have made a lovely prawn cocktail, but what to do with the waste? Well, scientists have looked into producing shampoo using polymers found in seafood shells in a bit to make the whole process more environmentally friendly.
Biophotonic nanostructures made by beetles, butterflies and other bugs just might be the blueprint that scientists need to make iridescent pigments commercially practical.
As the quest for natural substitutes to petroleum-based plastics continues, scientists at the Polytechnic University of Catalonidia have discovered a microorganism in South America that produces poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate (PHB), which will come as good...
Gelest launches new silicone macromers
Pennsylvania-based Gelest has added to its range of silicone fluids and materials with the addition of new silicone macromers that include a range of reactive fluids.
Bluestar Silicones opens manufacturing site aimed at personal care supply
Bluestar Silicones has opened up a major new manufacturing facility in South Carolina, aimed at supplying rising demand for silicone-based products to the personal care industry.
New polymer helps deposit silicones onto skin and hair says Air Products
Specialty chemicals company Air Products is launching a new polymer designed to help deposit active ingredients on skin or hair, as well as improving the feel of products.
Dupont confirms European price increases for ethylene copolymer resins
Dupont Packaging and Industrial Polymers has confirmed price increases of up to 15 per cent price for its ethylene copolymer resins, widely used for plastic packaging for cosmetic products.
DuPont announces polymer price increases
DuPont’s Packaging and Industrial Polymers division has announced a price increase of €.0.15/kg for all its Ethylene Copolymer product lines.
Jeen International granted US patent for non-crosslinked silicone copolymers
Jeen International has been granted a US patent covering its Jeeslic PS Series of silicone copolymers as part of a drive by the company to gain worldwide protection for the ingredients.
Cosmetics set to boost market for natural polymers
The market for natural polymer ingredients is set to grow at market-leading rates as applications grow for a variety of cosmetic applications.
CES defends silicone use in personal care
The European trade body for silicones has hit back against claims
that the chemical family is threatened in personal care by
alternatives and alleged environmental risks.
KitoZyme launches natural alternative to silicone
KitoZyme has updated its range of vegetal-based active ingredients
with two new additions that claim to deliver the soft feel of
BASF introduces multifunctional hair polymer
BASF presented its new conditioning polymer at Suppliers' Day this
week that the firm claims removes the need for silicones in final
Amerchol launches skincare polymers at In-Cosmetics
Amerchol has taken the opportunity to use this week's In-Cosmetics
show as the global launching pad for its new line of skin
conditioning polymers for the cosmetics and personal care industry,
reports Simon Pitman.
Milliken introduces plastics additives for packaging
Milliken has introduced a range of plastic additives to provide
bright, clear and colourful packaging for a range of consumer
products, including toiletries.