IFF Health & Biosciences has been working on a biocatalysis process to enable development of tailored polysaccharides. This innovation – Designed Enzymatic Biopolymers (DEB) – gives rise to a new-to-the-world class of alpha-glucan polysaccharides from the enzymatic polymerization of glucose from sucrose with controlled morphology and structure
The efficacy of beauty and personal care (BPC) products remains at the forefront of consumers’ minds, particularly as a majority of BPC consumers research ingredients and product effectiveness before they make a purchase. At the same time, there is a growing expectation that ingredients are natural and eco-friendly.
However, without achieving performance equal to or greater than synthetic materials, natural and biobased alternatives will not fully replace incumbent materials nor satisfy customer and consumer needs.
Polymers are an important class of ingredients and are included in the production of most high-performance BPC products. The value of polymer ingredients in the personal care market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.8% between 2021 and 2026.1
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