Coast Southwest provides sample formulas that chemists can use to develop a variety of applications, from leading-edge products that use the latest in ingredients and technologies to economy products for the mass market.
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The Chemical Educational Foundation’s (CEF) You Be The Chemist!® (YBTC) program enhances K-8 science education by introducing the science of chemistry as it relates to our everyday lives and the study of other sciences.
As every chemist knows, the difference between a really great product and the rest of the bottles on the shelf starts with the ingredients. And, as every woman knows, any effective product that shortens her beauty regimen is worth a long hard look. That’s the all-in-one appeal of CC c ... (continue reading)
John M. Rice, Executive Director Chemical Educational Foundation Everyone wants a society that understands science. Yet, according to any number of well-verified studies and reports, the sciences are not being taught adequately. This isn’t meant as a criticism. Our educators face many ... (continue reading)
Preservatives are one of the least glamorous ingredient groups in cosmetic formulas, but are the most critical to making a product function. If a formulator can’t keep a skin cream, shampoo, or eye shadow fresh, nothing else matters. When it comes to personal care ingredients, especia ... (continue reading)
Chelates are an important component of most personal care and industrial applications. The key function is to act as an oxidizing agent and sequester free metallic ions, which by themselves can cause stability and micro issues within a system. It is common to add chelates to a water p ... (continue reading)
Going green? Don’t forget your chelate! Derived from corn, Dissolvine® GL-47-S is the natural choice to enhance the performance of those halogen-free, formaldehyde-free, and paraben-free preservative systems available to the chemist who is formulating “green.” Dissolvine® GL-47-S ha ... (continue reading)
Our sincere congratulations to Donna and Jim Boldt of Deeks & Company of Stone Mountain, GA, for being selected by NACD as 2011 Distributors of the Year. When you're recognized as such by an organization with the pedigree and authenticity of the NACD, that's a high hono ... (continue reading)
Innovation begets jobs – just ask anybody in Silicon Valley about that, or any of the numerous communities springing up around the world, where engineers and chemists and other scientific professionals are applying themselves daily to the task of making better products and break ... (continue reading)