Dow has entered into an exclusive engagement with EcoSynthetix to bring bio-based, biodegradable and low-carbon solutions to the personal care industry.
The arrangement initially targets the hair styling market, including the MaizeCare Polymers portfolio of corn-based ingredients.
Dow said the companies aim to “leverage their key expertise by meeting the growing consumer demand for bio-based and biodegradable technologies that provide unique and high-performance benefits”.
“Driven by a deep understanding of consumer needs, this collaboration helps accelerate Dow’s commitment towards a low-carbon, circular economy while keeping the latest beauty care trends top of mind,” added Isabel Almiro do Vale, global marketing and strategy director for Dow Personal Care.
Jeff MacDonald, CEO of EcoSynthetix, said: “This exclusive partnership with Dow allows our teams to engage collaboratively and address industry challenges advancing our shared sustainability goals.
“The latest bio-based product offerings help bring about a much-needed change in the industry through new and expanded innovations, allowing consumers to feel their best without harming the earth.”