SEPAWA is the leading conference and tradeshow for the laundry detergents and cleaning agents industry and for manufacturers of cosmetics, personal care products, and perfumes. From October 18-20, Evonik will be present at the congress in Berlin. “The event is a major industry gathering – one that is important to us in terms of both research and development and marketing,” says Tammo Boinowitz, the head of Evonik’s Personal Care Business Line.
Cosmetic ingredients based on natural raw materials
Evonik will be presenting two new cosmetic ingredients, TEGO® Solve 90 and TEGO® Feel C 10, which are based on natural raw materials. “We support our partners in their efforts to create cosmetic products that are both highly effective and increasingly sustainable,” says Boinowitz. “Many of today’s consumers are looking for products that offer more than just creative personal-care concepts—they want an impeccable ecological profile as well.”
TEGO® Solve 90 is a COSMOS-certified solubilizer that allows manufacturers to efficiently incorporate a wide array of perfume and essential oils into aqueous formulations. The polyglycerol ester can be cold processed, contains no polyethylene glycol (PEG), and is made entirely from renewable resources such as canola and RSPO-certified palm oil. The exceptionally mild TEGO® Solve 90 is suitable for many, in particular clear formulations, such as shampoos, shower gels, micellar water products, make-up removers, and roll-on deodorants, and has additional moisturizing properties.
Another product innovation is TEGO® Feel C 10, a natural, readily biodegradable replacement for microplastics in leave-on products. This chemically unmodified cellulose fiber can absorb more than its own weight in oil and sebum. When used in sunscreens and personal care products, it keeps the skin from becoming shiny and leaves it feeling pleasant. The fiber does not swell, can be used in oil-in-water formulations as easily as in water-in-oil emulsions, and is also suitable for use in anhydrous products such as cosmetic powders. TEGO® Feel C 10 is produced using green electricity. The raw materials used in its production come from sustainably managed beech and spruce forests in Europe.
Ingredients tailored to the needs of customers of cleaning applications
Evonik also has ingredients that are specially tailored to the needs of customers in the laundry detergents and cleaning agents industry. The expanded product portfolio that Evonik will be presenting has been reinforced over the past year by the acquisition of the specialty additives business of Air Products. Also working in the division’s favor are the innovative ingredients created in its own development laboratories.
One example of these is TEGO SORB® Conc. 50, an odor absorbent made from castor oil. The product contains zinc ions that bind unpleasant odors to form a non-toxic substance. Initial applications for TEGO SORB® include its use in new cars, where it can bind formaldehyde, which can produce a penetrating smell. Air fresheners for refrigerators are an application particularly popular in Asia. In this setting, TEGO SORB® is capable of binding foul-smelling hydrogen sulfide, among other compounds.
Water-saving car care
Furthermore the Household Care Business Line has developed a unique and innovative formulation specifically designed for convenient car care. The new formulation cleans and protects cars, saves water and raw materials, and reduces waste. The prototype formulation is named ‘Rinse-free Wash & Wax’ and contains 5 Evonik products, from specialty emulsifiers and surfactants to very uniquely modified silicones. It is very easy to formulate as a concentrate, and apply as a Ready-To-Use final dilution. You need only a spray bottle and micro fiber towels.