To accurately test marine toxicity of sunscreens, tests should become more thorough biologically and in what’s being tested, according to a new study.
The European Commission has confirmed an amendment to the list of accepted ultraviolet (UV) filters will now include nano-sized titanium dioxide.
Following agreements with cosmetic companies to remove titanium dioxide from products earlier in the year, four more have reached a Proposition 65 enforcement settlement in California.
Five leading skin care brands have agreed to re-label or remove titanium dioxide (TiO2) from those products which contain it, as part of efforts to settle a recent lawsuit in California.
Mexican firm Nanomateriales has developed a cosmetic sunscreen based on titanium dioxide nanoparticles, which can reduce the effects of UVA/UVB rays, related to skin deterioration.
The 2014 editions of Pigment and Color Science Forum and the Ti02 World Summit will be held from October 7-9 in Montréal, Canada, event organizer Smithers Rapra has announced.
Research originating in Torino, Italy is encouraging sunscreen and cosmetics formulators to use the rutile form of titanium dioxide rather than anatase as tests have suggested it is safer.
Huntsman Corporation and Rockwood Holdings have announced that Huntsman will acquire Rockwood’s performance additives and titanium dioxide businesses.
Friends of the Earth US and Australia are calling on the FDA to ban the use of a potentially hazardous form of anatase titanium dioxide in sunscreen and cosmetics.
Argex enhances production capacity of TiO2 plant in a bid to cut operating costs
Argex Titanium has completed the scale up of its production facility for high purity titanium dioxide at its pilot plant as it looks to cut operating costs and increase TiO2 production volume.
Ingredients supplier Croda has developed its latest range of Solaveil ABC sunscreen filters in line with the new FDA regulations, ensuring it remains cost-effective for its customers.
Study suggests nano titanium dioxide in cosmetics is of low concern
A study conducted by a global team of researchers into the use of titanium dioxide in a variety of consumer products suggests that it is foods and not cosmetics that are the main focus for concern.
Nanotechnology criticised for environmentally unfriendly nature
Friends of the Earth has criticised nanotechnology and the use of nanomaterials as it claims the products are more environmentally costly to produce and use.
Nano titanium dioxide UV filter is the focus of new manufacturing agreement
Mexico-based Nanomateriales has entered into an agreement with NanoBioMagnetics (NBMI) to produce and commercialize a nano titanium dioxide UV filter for sunscreens and cosmetics.
Nanoparticles from English ivy protect against UV
Naturally occurring nanoparticles from the English ivy plant can act as UV filters and protect the skin from sun exposure, according to recent research.
Kobo launches non-nano UV filters in response to consumer concern
Ingredients manufacturer Kobo has launched a range of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide UV filters for use in sunscreens that are outside the nanoparticle range.
Croda claims that a new titanium dioxide filter can help formulators answer the demands of European guidelines pushing for higher UVA protection.
Study to see if brain disease is linked to nano sunscreens
British Scientists are beginning a scientific study to determine whether or not there is a link between brain diseases and nano particles from sunscreen.
Consumers should be cautious of nano-containing sunscreens, says Friends of the Earth
Nanoparticles of zinc or titanium do not increase the protective power of a sunscreen and they pose health risks, according to a recent Friends of the Earth report.
According to Professor Tilman Butz who led the NANODERM project, the answer to is no, not in healthy human skin. The project looked at the dermal penetration of titanium dioxide nanoparticles and Butz concludes that as they don’t seem to cross the skin...
UV filters could disrupt hormone systems in aquatic life
UV filters used in sunscreeens and other personal care products may have hormonal effects in aquatic systems, according to Swiss scientists.
Titanium Dioxide market proves resilient to downturn
Demand for high purity anatase titanium dioxide (TiO2) in sunscreen and tooth whitening formulations means sales are likely to remain steady despite the downturn, says a market report.
Tri-K's short fling with new name comes to an end
Not even a year after the company first changed its name, Kemira Specialty has reverted back to its original moniker Tri-K.
Cerium could be the next inorganic UV filter
An oxide of cerium could protect against UVA rays in the same way as the inorganic filters zinc and titanium, according to researchers in France.
Eckart goes natural with certified pigments
Pigment manufacturer Eckart has gained Ecocert certification in an attempt to tap into the growing trend for natural colour cosmetics.
Natural nano sunscreens - a contradiction?
The existence of effective natural sunscreens depends on the
acceptance of nanoparticles as natural, according to an industry
Green extraction of sunscreen ingredient titanium dioxide
A cheaper and greener method of extracting titanium dioxide, often
used in cosmetics products and sunscreens, has been developed by
scientists at the University of Leeds.
Increased water resistance for inorganic UV filters
National Starch Personal Care announces a new solution for
improving the water resistance properties of inorganic UV filters;
a timely advance in the light of the FDA's new rulings on UVA
Conference uncovers advantages of nanomaterials
A conference, set to take place in May, is being held on the
advantages and risks of nanomaterials in the pharmaceutical and
cosmetics industry - focusing on different issues that may cause
concern in these markets.
Nanotech UV maker buys up US rival company
Oxonica, a UK-based nanotechnology group that has come to the fore
with a UV sunscreen ingredient, has completed the acquisition of US
company Nanoplex Technologies, in a deal that will help it expand
its sun care capabilities.
Oxonica pushes boundaries of UVA protection
UK company Oxonica says that it is expecting a newly developed UV
absorber incorporating nano-sized titanium dioxide powder that
helps to increase UVA protection to appear in sunscreen products
next year. Simon Pitman.
Colour-changing pigments from Merck
German chemicals group Merck is introducing two new pigments for
cosmetics. Xirona Kiwi Rose and Xirona Volcanic Fire are said to
have high lustre and interesting colour changes, and are suitable
for all types of care and decorative...
Price increases for titanium dioxide
A rise in global demand for titanium dioxide - a natural sourced
pigment used in cosmetics and suncream - has led Millennium
Chemicals to introduce a price increase for its Tiona titanium
dioxide (TiO2) products sold in Asia, Africa,...