Three New Vegetable-Derived Surfactants from Noveon® Consumer Specialties
CLEVELAND – May 10, 2010 – The Lubrizol Corporation’s (NYSE:LZ) Noveon Consumer Specialties business announces the development of three (3) new vegetable derived surfactants for use in formulations requiring “natural” claims.
Chemccinate™ LSC-K Surfactant (INCI Name: Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate) is naturally derived from vegetable oils, is not preserved with formaldehyde donors and is made without ethylene oxide. Chemccinate LSC surfactant, when used as a secondary surfactant, acts as an anti-irritant when used as a secondary surfactant and is compatible with anionic, nonionic and amphoteric surfactants in a wide range of product applications, such a baby products, shampoos and body washes. Chemccinate LSC surfactant can be used as a primary surfactant in sulfate-free formulations.
Chembetaine™ ACB Surfactant (INCI Name: Coco-Betaine) is a naturally derived, bio-based amphoteric surfactant that enables formulators to create personal care cleansing products that require a high vegetable content and no animal derivatives. Compatible with other anionic, nonionic and other amphoteric surfactants, Chembetaine ACB surfactant reduces irritation when formulated with anionic surfactants, while building excellent viscosity and boosting foam in hard and soft water. Chembetaine ACB surfactant is very stable in high-electrolyte solutions enabling the solubilization of other surfactants into these challenging systems.
Sulfochem™ CS-BZ Surfactant (INCI Name: Sodium Coco-Sulfate) is a vegetable-derived surfactant made without ethylene oxide and it is not preserved with formaldehyde donors. Some personal care cleansing formulations contain Sodium Coco-Sulfate that is not derived solely from coconut fatty alcohol, but includes other ingredients. With Sulfochem CS-BZ surfactant formulators can be confident of the feedstock used, because Lubrizol will certify that Sulfochem CS-BZ surfactant is derived from only coconut fatty alcohol and contains no palm kernel derivatives. Used in a wide range of natural product applications, Sulfochem CS-BZ surfactant, in addition to bath and shower products, can be used in clear and pearlescent shampoos and personal cleansers when a high vegetable content is desired. This low viscosity, versatile, cost-effective anionic surfactant formulates easily with secondary surfactants when high viscosities and excellent foaming characteristics are desired.
About Noveon® Consumer Specialties
Noveon® Consumer Specialties, a Lubrizol product line, offers a versatile line of ingredients with a long history of successful use in personal care, home care and pharmaceutical formulations. Key products include synthetic and naturally-derived rheology modifiers and thickeners, fixative polymers, surfactants, specialty silicones, emulsifiers, film formers, elegant sensory modifiers and pharmaceutical ingredients. In addition, Noveon Consumer Specialties offers a line of food hydrocolloids for unique natural food texturizers in human and pet food applications. Recognized brand names include Carbopol® polymers; Pemulen™ polymeric emulsifiers; Fixate™ hair fixative polymers, SilSense® specialty silicones; Schercemol™ and Hydramol™ specialty esters; methyl glucoside derivatives such as Glucamate™ thickeners and Glucam™ emulsifiers; Amidex™ and Sulfochem™ surfactants; and Diagum™ hydrocolloids.
About The Lubrizol Corporation
The Lubrizol Corporation (NYSE: LZ) is an innovative specialty chemical company that produces and supplies technologies that improve the quality and performance of our customers' products in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, other transportation-related fluids and industrial lubricants, as well as fuel additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for personal care products and pharmaceuticals; specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives. Lubrizol’s industry-leading technologies in additives, ingredients and compounds enhance the quality, performance and value of customers’ products, while reducing their environmental impact.
With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, The Lubrizol Corporation owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 6,700 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2009 were $4.6 billion. For more information, visit www.lubrizol.com.
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