Eye on Brazil, Supplier Expansions, and More Beauty Ingredient News and Launches for Late June 2014

Croda launched Formulating with Brazil in Mind, a new promotional kit featuring market-relevant formulations to aid its customers in creating beauty and personal care products most suited to the Brazilian market. The kit features Croda’s recent innovations in color cosmetics, combing creams, and sensory-appealing skin and sun care solutions.

The Lubrizol Corporation announced the groundbreaking of a major surfactant plant expansion in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Strategically located in Belford Roxo, the new unit is designed to meet the growing demand for beauty, personal and home care products in the Brazilian market. The estimated investment in the new plant totals more than $20 million dollars and will feature some of the latest equipment in the industry.

AAK announced the opening of its new Personal Care Innovation Lab in San Jose, California. The new facility is designed to support the growing demand for highly functional natural products and delivers AAK's expertise to the design of high performing cosmetic formulations.

Clariant inaugurated enhancements to its production capabilities and service support for its customers in Indonesia and Southeast Asia and Pacific (SEA&P) at an official ceremony at its Tangerang site. The significant increase in production capacity and upgrading of local facilities is being used to better support the strong growth in demand for pigments, masterbatches, personal care, home care and industrial care ingredients in local and overseas markets.

Salvona Technologies relocated to a new facility in Hamilton, New Jersey. The technology-based company offers nano- and microsphere delivery systems infused with active ingredients for unique benefits. Salvona’s new 57,000-square-foot building offers cGMP capabilities, with five unit operations, three pilot production areas, a 25,000-square-foot warehouse, cold room, and an 8,000-square-foot laboratory. The GLP laboratory accommodates skin testing and includes in-vitro and microbiology labs.

Evolva announced it will collaborate with Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) to establish a scientific Centre of Excellence for natural products from Malaysia as part of the Flavor and Fragrance Cluster in the state of Pahang. The Centre of Excellence, which is being facilitated by the Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp), under Malaysia’s flagship Bioeconomy Transformation Programme, Bio-Accelerators for Technology Development and Innovation, will focus on the development of natural compounds using Evolva’s yeast fermentation production platform. The goal is to create a new paradigm in the sustainable production of Malaysia’s high value indigenous natural products.

At the 2014 MakeUp in Paris event, Univar showcased a range of innovative textures based around the theme “Sweety Pop-Up.” Innovations on display included External Exotic Tattoo, an extremely long-lasting, tattoo effect eye shadow that uses Dow Corning MQ-1640 Flake Resin, a unique blend of MQ&T Propyl silicone resins that provides a durable and flexible film on the skin, with outstanding wash-off and transfer resistance; Dow Corning EL-7040 Hydro Elastomer Blend, which It boasts enhanced formulation compatibility with organic ingredients compared to traditional silicone elastomers; two Pink Wizard formulations that match the concept of silky sweets (Pink Wizard is a silky anhydrous coloured wax that melts on skin during application and uses Dow Corning 2503 Cosmetic Wax); and Coloured Trampoline, a ludic BB jelly-cream (oil-in-water emulsion) that has a bouncy marshmallow-like effect when handled, due to the use of Aculyn 28. When applied to the skin, the addition of Dow Corning EL-9240 Silicone Elastomer Blend provides a luxurious feel.

DuPont’s elastomer selection guides—the DuPont Chemical Resistance Guide (CRG)—has been upgraded to be available online and offline for desktops, tablets and smart phones. The CRG is provided free of charge from DuPont Performance Polymers (DPP) on the DuPont website. Users click on “Access Chemical Resistance Guide” at www.crg.dupont.com for registration and immediate online access.

People News

Micro Powders hired Diana Smith as a sales manager for its personal care division based out of Tarrytown, New York. Smith will be responsible for the Northeast and Southern territories in the U.S., as well as Canada and Asia.

Bio-Botanica welcomed Marisol Bello as its new manager of business development of its personal care/cosmetic division. She will manage all the aspects of Bio-Botanica’s personal care/cosmetic ingredient business in North America, and this new appointment underlines the company’s commitment to grow its global personal care/cosmetic business.

Sara Lampard has been appointed U.S. technical manager for AAK Personal Care. She brings more than 12 years of formulation and product development experience with advanced expertise in the design of functional natural cosmetic products.

Azelis Canada announced the appointment of Frans J. des Tombe as managing director. He replaced Tony Craske, who will now be based in Europe as international business director for Azelis Personal Care.

New Launches

Induchem announces the launch of new visual enhancers for cosmetic formulas. Unispheres XS are the result of a unique, sophisticated manufacturing process that creates extra small spherical beads of regular size and particle distribution. They have an incredibly small diameter, and they can create an outstandingly colorful visual effect in any kind of transparent, water-based formula, including shampoos, shower gels, serums, gels, lotions, deodorants, toothpastes and more. Delivered dry, Unispheres XS feature the property of transforming into a soft and crushable beads in the finished product, disappearing with a gentle rub without leaving any shell residue on skin or hair. Unispheres XS are eco friendly and sustainable due to their specific composition made of cellulose and sugars. They also are loaded with vitamin E and are available in five colors: red, green, yellow, white and blue.

A&E Connock unveiled its latest extended portfolio of natural exfoliants to the beauty personal care trade in a series of new initiatives designed to assist brands making the transition from microbeads to natural ingredients in their exfoliant products. These natural exfoliants offer a wide range of functions and possibilities to the product developers, from the light abrasive effect of ground loofah to the more aggressive scrub qualities of pumice. Also featured are beads derived from jojoba and castor, which, while white in color, provide a natural and environmentally positive option.

Resodyn Acoustic Mixers announced the release of its new developmental mixer, the LabRam II. This second generation of ResonantAcoustic Mixing (RAM) technology introduces significant benefits for mixing and processing a broad variety of applications in commercial industries from advanced materials to cosmetics.

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