Finnish biotechnology start-up Montinutra has partnered with personal care company Ole Hyvä Luonnontuote to use an ingredient from the by-products of spruce sawmilling, which it claims is a natural and eco-friendly surfactant.
The University of Manchester’s biotech spin-out Holiferm is ready to scale-up production of its biosurfactants made from virgin rapeseed oil and glucose – an alternative that holds huge potential in cosmetics and personal care, its MD says.
European Union (EU) marine research consortium Marisurf has released findings from its five-year project, identifying marine microbes as an important means to develop bio-based replacements for surfactants and emulsifiers in personal care, food and pharmaceutical...
Today, the Tennessee-based specialty surfactants company announced that work has begun on a new manufacturing facility that will make the most of regional localization efforts in and beyond Saudi Arabia.
Special Edition: Sustainable sourcing and waste reduction
Sustainable surfactants continue to rise in popularity and there has been plenty of innovation in recent years, but low costs and strong performance associated with conventional surfactants means an eco market transition will prove difficult, a review...
German speciality chemicals major BASF has developed a surfactant using RSPO-certified renewable resources that it says fits with market demand for sustainable, safe and free from personal care products.
As the natural cosmetics market continues to evolve, co-founder Simon Duffy of UK male grooming brand Bulldog reveals the ins and outs of building a successful international distribution network, as the company continues to successfully expand its presence...
Rhodia and Sibur have signed a letter of intent to create a joint venture in specialty surfactants focused on creating a leader in the CIS market where specialty surfactants are used, particularly in personal care and other industries.
Germany-based Goldschmidt Personal Care, a division of the Degussa
specialty chemicals business, is launching TEG Care CE 40, a new,
vegetable-based cationic emulsifier system for the formulation of
oil dispersed in water creams and...
Colonial Chemical has unveiled its Cola Liqid Amide, a non-ionic
surfactant based on chemistry that has been used to create
traditional alkanolamide surfactants and which also incorporates a