New data for hydrating protein
TRI-K Industries announced the latest update to its protein line, Milk Tein NPNF.

Social accountability certification
CLR Chemisches Laboratorium Dr. Kurt Richter GmbH has been certified as having met the international Social Accountability Standard 8000 (SA8000).

UV filter gets approval
DSM has announced that Parsol TX fully complies with all new specifications listed in the SCCS Opinions. Earlier this year, the Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) assessed the use of titanium dioxide in its nano form, and concluded that it is safe to use as a UV filter in cosmetic products for dermal application when it fulfills the characteristics specified by the SCCS.

Japan show gains global following
COSME Tech 2014 was hailed a great success with 130 new exhibitors and an overall growth of 50% on the previous edition. The OEM/ODM Zone and Container/Packaging Zone gathered over 100 exhibitors each, including almost all the major players in Japan, such as Japan’s top OEM company Nihon Colmar, Japan’s top cosmetic container manufacturer Glasel and many others.

New engineers for R&D laboratory
Fenchem’s cosmetic group has expanded its cosmetic application team with three new professional engineers as part of an extension to its R&D laboratory in Nanjing. The aim is to strengthen technical support for customers, and activities will include analytical testing, product application and formulation development.

Fixative gives sustainability
AkzoNobel has launched a new hair fixative that combines the performance of a synthetic polymer with the sustainability of a partially naturally derived material to offer the styling performance formulators require to meet consumer demand.

Event for dynamic Korea
in-cosmetics Korea, the new show launched by Reed Exhibitions, will take place on 15-16 June 2015 at the Coex Exhibition Centre in Seoul and will be the country’s only exhibition and educational event of its kind for the industry.

Certified portfolio expanded
Since receiving its Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Supply Chain Certification in 2013, Emery Oleochemicals furthers its drive to provide renewable-based products with the recent commercialisation of RSPO Segregated (SG) fatty alcohol solutions. The Home and Personal Wellness business unit will offer SG certified specialty oleo derivatives through the Emercol series.

GMP certification
Clariant has successfully completed global ISO 22716 and EFfci Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for all 22 of its dedicated cosmetics ingredients sites, including core-toll manufacturers. The achievement supports its commitment to offer globally consistent products and processes to customers in the personal care industry.

Award for sustainability
AAK was awarded the Sustainable Ingredient Award for its Lipex SheaLight product. The Sustainable Beauty Awards is organised by Organic Monitor to highlight those who are at the forefront when it comes to sustainability in the beauty industry. The Sustainable Ingredient Award goes to a cosmetic ingredient that makes a significant difference in terms of environmental and/or social footprint.

Petrolatum alternative
Amyris is now selling globally a second renewable ingredient under its Neossance brand. Neossance Hemisqualane is a pure, plant-derived, light emollient with high spreadability and proven performance characteristics. This ingredient addresses the emollient market with better performance compared to existing products in this large and growing market.

Marketing change
US company, FloraTech, has announced changes to its marketing team. Michele Ward is to move to vice president, Marketing & Business Systems, while Brigid Maloney is to become marketing manager at the company.

Mild formulations a growing trend
The move towards milder formulations is taking off in Asia, according to IMCD business group director, Gabriele Bonomi. Speaking to Personal Care magazine at in-cosmetics Asia, Mr Bonomi said: “More and more there has been consumer awareness regarding this area. Also, more consumers are turning the bottles around to see what the ingredients are in whatever they are buying.”

Peptide aids youthful skin
Nutritional deficiencies have a major impact on the skin, which becomes drier, less firm and wrinkles appear. Thanks to its optimised peptide structure, rich in rice di- and tripeptides that can be rapidly assimilated, Nutripeptides from Silab is an essential comprehensive anti-ageing active ingredient that offsets the skin’s nutritional imbalances, boosts its cellular metabolism and increases its defence mechanisms.

New sales and marketing director
Surfachem Ltd, a 2M Holdings Ltd company, has announced that Greg Barton has joined the board as sales & marketing director as of 1 January 2015.

Microplastic replacements launched
Evonik Industries is launching two new products to replace microplastics in peeling products: the specialty silica Sipernat 2200 PC and Sipernat 22 PC. A number of prominent international cosmetics companies already use the new specialty silica products in shower gels, facial care and body peeling products based on the prototypes released by Evonik in late 2013.

Award for services to cosmetics industry
Every two years the French Society awards a prize for services to the field of cosmetology. On 26 November 2014, Jean-Yves Berthon, president of the Greentech Group, was awarded the most prestigious award of the French Society of Cosmetology (SFC – Société Française de Cosmétologie).

USB connectivity
The Visioscan VC 98 from Courage+Khazaka, a unique UVA-light video camera with high resolution to study the skin surface directly, is now available in a USB-connected version.

Study shows scalp and hair efficacy
Croda has conducted a study which shows the moisturising active DuraQuench IQ SA, can deliver scalp moisturisation and hair conditioning benefits when used at 1% w/w in a rinse-off hair care product. This exciting new data broadens DuraQuench IQ SA’s application capabilities, making it an attractive proposition for hair care applications, in addition to skin care.

Natural petrolatum alternative
Amyris is now selling globally a second renewable ingredient under its Neossance brand. Neossance Hemisqualane is a pure, plant-derived, light emollient with high spreadability and proven performance characteristics.