Oral Care

Smile and the world smiles with you

Smile! Emojis pop up in many places and are used to help communicate feelings. A better way to communicate is face to face and during that in-person conversation, smiles are most effective!  Ashland wants to work with you to find new and better ways to deliver oral health and improve smiles - the universal language  - the world over. Toothpastes, mouth washes and rinses, and denture cleaning and care are just a few of the products that help keep the world smiling. We want to work with you to deliver solutions for the useability and integrity of your products - solutions and results that make you smile and keep the world grinning.

Ashland is dedicated to helping oral care formulators create products to help achieve healthier and better-looking teeth and gums. Our broad ingredient portfolio includes teeth bleaching agents, stain removers, bioadhesive polymers, binders, rheology modifiers, mouth moisturizers, and custom encapsulates.

We do more than just manufacture innovative ingredients; our products are supported by global research and development scientists and a highly-trained sales team. Get to know us and you’ll see why Ashland is your oral care ingredient solutions destination.

 

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Aqualon™, Blanose™ and Bondwell™ CMC is an anionic, water-soluble polymer. It is derivatized from natural, renewable resources. CMC is made by reacting alkali cellulose with sodium monochloroacetate under rigidly controlled conditions. The resultant polymer is purified and dried.  Purified CMC for personal care and cosmetic applications is typically sold at 99.5 percent minimum purity.  Physical and solution properties of CMC can be var...

Aqualon™ Blanose™ and Bondwell™ carboxymethylcellulose

With multiple encapsulation technology capabilities, Ashland develops custom encapsulates tailored to meet the needs of your formulation. Captivates HC encapsulates Captivates™ HC encapsulates are a series of small particles that contain an active ingredient, or core material, surrounded by a shell produced using a complex coacervation process.  Capsule wall thickness, color, capsule size and core material can be customized. Captivates...

Captivates™ encapsulates

Gantrez™ AN polymers are synthetic, alternating copolymers of methyl vinyl ether (MVE) and maleic anhydride available in a range of molecular weights. Although the anhydride polymers (AN grades) are not directly useable in oral care products, they are used as base polymer for making polymer salts used as bioadhesives in denture adhesive applications.  When Gantrez™ AN polymers anhydrides are dispersed in water, the anhydride side...

Gantrez™ AN polymers

Our Gantrez™ S polymer line of methyl vinyl ether and maleic acid copolymers are bioadhesives that function in wet environments. They serve as excellent film formers and mucosal adhesives. These polymers deliver and hold actives on mucus membranes. Available as a solution and powders, Gantrez S copolymers are the free acid of Gantrez AN polymers. These copolymers are water-soluble resulting in clear, tacky solutions whose rheology can be mo...

Gantrez™ S polymers

Gantrez™ MS-955 polymer is a mixed sodium and calcium salt of methyl vinyl ether and maleic anhydride supplied as an off-white powder.  The polymer is slowly soluble in water, resulting in amber colored solutions with high viscosity and adhesion.  The cations from salt bridges which crosslink the polymer chains.  It is directly usable in denture adhesive formulation. Product Grades Available: Grades Approximate Molecula...

Gantrez™ MS-955 polymer

Lubrajel BA hydrogel is a novel solution for mouth moisturization that provides a great formulation option for dry mouth. Lubrajel BA hydrogel is a clathrate of glyceryl acrylate and glyceryl polyacrylate that encloses water molecules via hydrogen bonding and Van der Waals forces. Since it binds moisture and is a highly viscous gel, Lubrajel BA hydrogel is an ideal ingredient to provide moisture to the mouth. Dry mouth is the term used to describ...

Lubrajel* BA hydrogel

Natrosol™ hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC), a nonionic, water-soluble polymer, is a white, free-flowing granular powder. It is made by reacting ethylene oxide with alkali-cellulose under rigidly controlled conditions. Purified HEC for personal care and cosmetic applications is typically sold at 95.0 percent minimum purity (dry basis).  Solutions of Natrosol HEC are pseudoplastic or shear-thinning. As a result, personal care products formula...

Natrosol™ hydroxyethylcellulose

Peroxydone™ complexes are a family of highly stable, solid complexes of hydrogen peroxide with pharmaceutical-grade polyvinylpyrrolidone. Supplied as a white powders, the complex releases hydrogen peroxide on contact with water or saliva in the mouth to deliver hydrogen peroxide, resulting in brighter and whiter teeth. These unique complexes are stable in a wide range of solvents and provide excellent substantivity, bioadhesion, film-formin...

Peroxydone™ complexes

Plasdone™ K-29/32 polymer is a stable, water-soluble polyvinylpyrrolidone that meets U.S., European and Japanese pharmacopoeia specifications for Povidone. Plasdone K-29/32 polymer forms complexes with catechins, just as it does with many other compounds that cause discoloration of teeth. The polymer can be effectively used to bind and remove stains through hydrogen bonding with chemical compounds. 

Plasdone™ K polymers

Plasdone™ S-630 polymer is 60:40 linear random copolymer of N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone and vinyl acetate. Soluble in water and in many organic solvents, Plasdone S-630 polymer is substantive, and acts as a film-former. It is also used as a tablet binder for denture cleaning tablets.

Plasdone S-630 polymer

A crosslinked PVP, this, nonionic, water-insoluble but swellable homopolymer is available in three grades (XL, XL-10, INF-10) differentiated by particle size. Complying with USP, European and Japanese pharmacopeia specifications for Crospovidone, Polyplasdone polymer act as tablet disintegrants.

Polyplasdone™ polymers

Allantoin™ is a white, odorless crystalline powder. Allantoin has been classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Advisory Review Panel on Over-The-Counter Topical Analgesics as a Category I (safe and effective) active ingredient skin protectant at use-levels of 0.5 to 2.0 percent. It can be formulated into various oral products such as toothpaste, mouth rinses and denture adhesives.

Allantoin™

Aqualon™ sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) is made by reacting sodium monochloroacetate with alkalicellulose under rigidly controlled conditions. The resultant anionic polymer is purified and dried. Purified CMC for personal care and cosmetic applications is typically sold at 99.5 percent minimum purity. In addition to thickening aqueous systems, CMC is used in personal care products for water binding, syneresis control and its ability to...

Aqualon™ sodium carboxymethylcellulose

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