As part of this effort, regulatory agencies in the US and Europe are responding to the consumer pressure to address the issue of microplastics. This trend has prompted cosmetic manufacturers and their suppliers to innovate. Their research focuses on finding ingredients that minimize an impact on the environment, while still satisfying consumers’ tough performance criteria as they demand multifunctional products that are convenient and effective.
To address this demand from the market, Covestro offers a portfolio of sustainable film-formers based on polyurethane chemistry (PUR) for the cosmetic industry, sold under the trade name Baycusan®. The polymer structure was optimized to achieve strong performance and to offer better biodegradable polymers than state-of-theart film formers.
In this article we will describe the multifunctional performance of the film former Baycusan® C 1001 (INCI-name: Polyurethane-34) that satisfies strict performance and s