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Croda tool for emulsifiers

Croda has developed the SenStories selector tool to help formulators to discover suitable oil-in-water emulsifier system recommendations for the development of skin care formulations.

Growth for organic liquid soap market

​A new study by Polaris Market Research forecasts that the global organic liquid soap should reach $135.1 million by 2028.

Gattefossé launches ‘Escapism’ collection

Gattefossé is launching its new Inspiration 2022 collection. Named Escapism, this is described as “an invitation to dream of new destinations while rethinking the way of traveling”.

Biosynthetic Technologies acquires Innoleo

Indianapolis-based Biosynthetic Technologies, which makes synthetic compounds called estolides from organic fatty acids found in various bio-derived oils, has acquired Innoleo, a specialist in castor oil and derivatives located in Ohio.

New route to glitters

Researchers at Cambridge University have found new means to produce metre-long structurally coloured films that can be processed into effect pigments and glitters which are dispersible, even in water-based formulations.

Biesterfeld in JRS deal

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie has become the exclusive distributor of bio-based and biodegradable cellulose raw materials of J. Rettenmaier & Söhne (JRS) for the personal care segment in Germany.

Biosyntia in biotin deal

Danish biotech Biosyntia has signed a contract with Germany’s Wacker Group to develop a large-scale production process for fermentation-based biotin based on Biosyntia’s technology

Conagen develops fermented kaempferol

Massachusetts-based biotech Conagen has announced the successful development of kaempferol via a proprietary fermentation technique. This will be marketed via the company’s commercial partner, Blue California.

China approves Iselux surfactants

Innospec has revealed that its Iselux (INCI: Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate) range of sulfate and 1,4-dioxane free surfactant technology, has been approved for use in China.

Sensitive skin product studies ‘sparse’, researchers find

Researchers have found a serious lack of proper studies into the most used active ingredients for sensitive skin in facial care products.

Symrise expands 1,2-alkanediols

Symrise has successfully completed the first production trials for the specific requirements of its 1,2-alkanediols at the site in Granada, Spain, which it acquired in April 2021.

New reports on anti-acne and lip care

Grand View Research (GVR) has published two new reports on the global anti-acne cosmetics and lip care products markets.

Gryphon acquires Vivify

Gryphon Investors has acquired Vivify Specialty Ingredients, in partnership with current family owner Aakash Shah, who will stay on the board of directors, and the management. CEO Devlin Riley and other senior managers will remain in place.

Jungbunzlauer names new CEO

The Jungbunzlauer Group has announced that Bruno Tremblay has been appointed as its CEO from 1 May. This follows a decision by existing CEO Tom Knutzen to retire after nearly ten years in the role, although he will remain a board member at the firm

‘Growth in brain and beauty boosters from within’: Novastell

Phospholipid supplier Novastell has shared insight into two of the biggest trends fuelling personal care and beauty in 2022: nutricosmetics and nootropics.

Virginia animal testing ban in force

The Humane Cosmetics Actcame into force on 1 January in the US state of Virginia, preventing cosmetics manufacturer from conducting or contracting for cosmetic animal testing there. It also bans the sale of cosmetics tested on animals from 1 July.

Biosyntia, Lantana Bio in botanical deal

French white biotech firm Lantana Bio and Danish biotech Biosyntia have signed an in-licensing deal for flavonoids.

Vertellus acquires Jarchem

Speciality ingredients firm Vertellus has acquired Jarchem Innovative Ingredients of Newark, New Jersey. Terms were not disclosed.

BASF plans UVA filter plant in China

BASF Care Chemicals has announced plans to build a 1,500 tonnes/year plant to make its Uvinul A Plus brand of UVA filters at Jinshan, China, in addition to existing production at Ludwigshafen in Germany. This should come onstream in 1H 2023.

New lab for James Robinson

James Robinson Speciality Ingredients (JRSI) has launched a dedicated 186 m2 biotechnology R&D facility called the Biotome division in Manchester. The company is seeking to focus more on naturally derived products for the personal care market.

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