Solvay’s decision to launch Syensqo – a standalone company that will run its speciality activities – was announced at the beginning of December 2023 following an extraordinary meeting in which 99.53% of shareholders supported the separation.Continue reading
In the ever-evolving landscape of chemical formulations, Verdant’s Mackam® JEM emerges as a beacon of innovation. This high-performance amphoteric wetting agent is crafted from plant-based raw materials, presenting a sustainable solution for diverse industrial applications.Continue reading
Over the last few years, we’ve seen a significant change in the personal care industry as we all collectively become more conscious of our environmental impact. Consumers’ expectations are changing, with more emphasis being put on choosing eco-friendly products that contain well-sourced ingredients and provide significant wellness benefits. In addition, the tightening of regulations around the use of microplastics means that many formulators are now searching for alternatives to synthetic ingredients.Continue reading
Calling all hair care formulators – this one’s for you! In this post we’re showcasing three of this year’s key hair care trends from one of our principals Carrubba, focusing on plant-based functionals, aromatic extracts and clean fragrances.Continue reading
This annual conference, run by the Society of Cosmetic Scientists, is a key event for the industry, offering delegates the opportunity to network with fellow professionals, learn from industry experts and see what new innovations and products are coming to the market in the year ahead.Continue reading
Climate change is a global emergency that’s affecting everyone – every individual, community, country and organisation. It’s therefore absolutely vital that we all continue to work together to collectively reduce our environmental impact as much as possible.
Many organisations are already working hard to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, and for personal care formulators to achieve this goal they need to review each product’s entire lifecycle: looking at how their ingredients are sourced, how the product is manufactured and distributed, how it’s used by the consumer and finally how it’s disposed.Continue reading
Struggling to identify what emulsion would be the best fit for your formulation needs? Sinerga offers an excellent range of emulsifiers, each with its own sensory profile and personality. In this blog we feature 6 emulsifiers to inspire your next formulation.Continue reading
In a world increasingly focused on sustainable, eco-friendly solutions, Syensqo’s range of biodegradable polymers is making waves in the beauty and personal care industry. Naternal™ offers a green alternative to traditional ingredients, aligning perfectly with the growing demand for environmentally conscious products. In this blog, we’ll explore the Naternal™ range, its various grades, composition, and how they can be used in different formulations for hair and skin care.Continue reading
Looking for an effective yet sustainable conditioning agent that could take your hair care formulations to the next level? Verdant’s Mackine® 301 U is an excellent option to consider. This amido amine is vegetable-derived and palm-free, offers outstanding conditioning and combability properties, can boost volume and reduce build-up – all whilst using less water!Continue reading
For some time, the laundry detergent industry has shifted towards water-soluble pods/sachets as concentrated products, replacing traditional powders, liquids, and blocks. These products are available in single or multi-pocket formats. More recently, auto dishwash products have also moved towards multi-pocket pods, while hard surface cleaning sprays and disinfectant sprays have adopted concentrated powder or liquid pods that are diluted at the point of use in pump spray bottles.
We at Chemlink Harke Group are now exploring the use of soluble packaging in their rinse-off and leave-on cosmetic products, which represents a significant area of development. This opens up countless possibilities for joint collaboration with cosmetic brands to expand the application of this technology.Continue reading