Citroflex® Citric Acid Esters offer a broad range of benefits when used as plasticizers, solvent alternatives, lubricant additives and performance enhancers in aqueous and solvent-based polymer formulations. They are neither "Volatile Organic Compounds" (VOCs) nor "Hazardous Air Pollutants" (HAPs) and combine efficient plasticization of polymers with low toxicity, high flash points and rapid biodegradability.
ClearHance™ conditioning polymer is a new chemistry that provides superior clarity and conditioning functionality for surfactant-based shampoos, and is also perfect for products such as body wash and liquid soap. The chemistry provides excellent conditioning benefits when tested in both wet-comb and dry-comb situations. Based on cassia seeds, naturally harvested in India.
Conditioneze™ Polyquaterniums water-soluble polymers provide effective conditioning, are substantive, and impart good skin feel in personal care applications.
CPC-based preservatives from Vertellus® have a great safety profile and also act as a deodorizing agent. They are biodegradable and the base chemistry CPC (Cetylpyridinium Chloride) has been used for decades in U.S. FDA-approved applications.
Emulsynt™ Emulsifiers are beneficial for increasing the viscosity of formulations and imparting a luxurious feel for formulations.
FiberHance™ Bond Multipliers strengthen and repair internal hair fiber structure by creating additional hydrogen and ionic bonds with the hair keratin structure.
An alternative to gums and cellulose, this patented thickener works under extreme conditions, is capable of providing stability across a wide pH range, is highly tolerant of salt, and provides a pleasant after-feel and requires no neutralization. It has pH- and viscosity-stability for at least 12 weeks in materials such as glycolic acid and salicylic acid, and is highly compatible in a number of systems and has little to no odor.
These quaternised copolymers of vinylpyrrolidone and dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate offer both fixative and conditioning properties in hair care applications. They provide excellent lubricity on wet hair and ease of combing and detangling on dry hair. The copolymer forms clear, non-tacky, continuous films, leaving hair with a smooth feel and high luster. Gafquat polymers help build body to hair while leaving it manageable.
These copolymers are excellent film formers and provide water and wear resistance and moisture barrier properties.
The Gantrez™ series of copolymers of monoalkyl esters of poly (methyl vinyl ether/maleic acid) with varying ester groups form tough, clear glossy films that exhibit tack-free adhesion, have excellent substantivity, and moisture resistance. Film properties and solubility can be modified by the type and degree of neutralization, allowing formulation across product lines from regular hold to super hold and from a natural, soft feel to a firmer, harder holding finish. Supplied as clear, viscous solutions, they are soluble in alcohols, esters, ketones and glycol ethers and have good compatibility with aerosol propellants. They can also be used in both low and high VOC formulations.