Evonik Goldschmidt joins forces with Aqualon

By Guy Montague-Jones

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Evonik Goldschmidt, previously known as Degussa Personal Care, has
joined forces with Aqualon to bring multi-functional polymers to
the personal care market.

The use of water soluble polymers, or more precisely cellulosics (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose) for cleansing formulations, is at the heart of the new partnership. Germany-based Evonik Goldschmidt said the polymers thicken and also create stable and creamy foams. They are currently available in various viscous grades in powder form and now in fluidised suspension, which makes in-use handling easier, the company claimed. These products are now marketed by Evonik Goldschmidt under the new trade name TEGOCEL. Evonik Goldschmidt also announced that the two companies intend to release carbohydrate derivatives for skin and hair care in the near future. The partnership will allow Aqualon, which is owned by Hercules Incorporated, to take advantage of the marketing expertise and application knowledge of Evonik Goldshmidt. "Aqualon sees an exciting future thanks to our collaboration with Evonik Goldschmidt,"​ said Jeff Wolff, General Manager Regulated Industries at Aqualon. "Their application expertise will accelerate the creation of innovative new products for the personal care industry" ​ Meanwhile, Aqualon, which specialises in the production of products that modify the physical properties of water-based systems, will bring its technological knowledge related to natural polymers to the collaboration. "The addition of natural polymers strongly enhances our existing portfolio of silicones, organic specialties and active ingredients,"​ said Willy Klipp, sr. vice president and general manager of personal care at Evonik Goldschmidt. Earlier this month, Evonik Goldschmidt released a range of plant extracts for the growing natural cosmetics market. Four ingredients in the collection; TEGO Galanga, TEGO Policosanol, TEGO Arjuna and TEGO Turmerone, were designed for use in skin and hair care products.

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