Dow has entered into a partnership with BSB Nanotechnology to expand its range of bio-based and low-carbon ingredients for personal care.
BSB Nanotechnology is the world's first producer of premium rice husk-based specialty silica.
Rice husk, a renewable resource produced as a waste product of rice milling, is used for a plethora of diverse applications in the personal care market.
Dow said the new agreement would help it accelerate its commitment towards a bio-based offering.
A new ingredient – sold under the Dow trademark EcoSmooth Rice Husk Cosmetic Powder - delivers “optical benefits and a unique sensorial experience for consumers in skin care, hair care and colour cosmetic applications”, it said.
"Dow's partnership with BSB Nanotechnology shines a light on how we continue to deliver on our commitment to transition towards a circular and low-carbon personal care offering while fostering valuable relationships with industry trailblazers," added Isabel Almiro do Vale, global marketing and strategy director for Dow Personal Care.
"This partnership is another significant milestone allowing Dow to expand its portfolio of products that enable eco-conscious claims, prioritizing solutions that deliver high-quality, benefits backed by science."