EU-based BASF Care Creations has refined the functionality and scope of its Sunscreen Simulator to a 4.0 version.
BASF’s relaunch of the virtual laboratory now provides formulators and manufacturers with more options for digitally defining the UV protection of a sun protection product. Sunscreen Simulator 4.0 offers an updated, customizable user interface.
The added cockpit functionality reportedly guides users through the simulator and expands options for creating and managing projects and personal data. Access to scientific support has also been integrated.
In addition to the known performance parameters (SPF, UVA protection, photostability), it is also possible to perform calculations to protect against blue light irradiation and the generation of free radicals with the help of EcoSun Pass.
The Solubilizer Simulator is also a recent addition. As part of the Sunscreen Simulator, this simulator evaluates the combined efficacy of UV filters and emollients, and provides information about the naturalness (as defined by ISO16128) of the emollients.
"The integration of the EcoSun Pass is a step forward for formulators,” said Myriam Sohn, Ph.D. from the global technical center, sun care. “In addition to UV performance, they can also directly check the environmental impact of the selected UV filter systems.”