IFF has taken the wraps off Aurist AGC, a novel biodegradable cationic biopolymer for improved conditioning in hair care products.
The ingredient is the first using IFF’s proprietary Designed Enzymatic Biopolymers (DEB) technology, which the US firm says uses advanced biotechnology to create a new-to-the-world class of biobased polysaccharides with unique structures and product features.
The DEB process operates at ambient temperature and pressure without the use of harsh solvents, thereby reducing overall energy use.
Manufacturers will now be able to meet the increased regulatory and consumer pressures to replace some traditional polymers with sustainable materials.
The polysaccharides developed using this technology can be designed to be biodegradable and can enhance performance in beauty and personal care products.
“Aurist AGC shows the potential of the new DEB platform by using IFF’s extensive biotechnology capabilities to deliver sustainable and high-performance beauty solutions that can truly make a difference in this industry,” said Johan Jansén-Storbacka, director, Personal Care, IFF.
“Consumers no longer have to trade-off between sustainability and performance,” he added.