smile and the world smiles with you
Smile! A smile is how we communicate. It can be in-person or by web cam, but smiles are an effective and universal way to communicate. Toothpaste, mouth rinse, tooth whiteners and denture adhesives are just a few of the oral care products that keep our smiles healthy and the world smiling.
Ashland’s broad ingredient portfolio of bioadhesive polymers, rheology modifiers, delivery systems, mouth moisturizers, encapsulates, and teeth bleaching agents improve the efficacy, integrity and allure of oral care products. Many of our ingredients are derived from cellulose – a renewable and abundant resource.
We do more than just manufacture innovative ingredients; our solvers help solve oral care challenges. Contact us and see how we can make you smile.
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aqualon™ and blanose™ carboxymethylcellulose
Aqualon™ and blanose™ CMC are anionic, water-soluble polymers. 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 varied through manipulation of degree of substitution (D...
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...
gantrez™ an polymers
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 anhy...
gantrez™ s 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...
lubrajel* ba hydrogel
Lubrajel* BA hydrogel is a novel solution for mouth moisturization that provides a formulation option for dry mouth. Lubrajel* BA 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 is an ideal ingredient to provide moisture to the mouth.* lubrajel is a registered trademark of united-guardian, in...
nature-derived, efficient thickening Nature-derived from sustainably sourced cellulose, natrosol™ hec products are water-soluble, non-ionic polymers that can be used in a variety of personal and home care applications. These efficient thickeners perform across a wide pH range and demonstrate high salt tolerance and broad surfactant compatibility, enabling clear formulations. The wood pulp used in our cellulose products is sourced from ...
Peroxydone™ complexes are a family of highly stable, solid complexes of hydrogen peroxide with pharmaceutical-grade polyvinylpyrrolidone. Supplied as white powders, the complexes release 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-forming...
plasdone™ k-29|32 polymer
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™ s-630 polymer
a 60:40 linear random copolymer of N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone and vinyl acetate. It is a thermoplastic that is soluble in water and in many organic solvents. It is used as a tablet binder for solid dosage forms including denture cleaning tablets.
A crosslinked pvp, this, nonionic, water-insoluble but swellable homopolymer is available in several grades (XL, XL-10) differentiated by particle size. Complying with USP, European and Japanese pharmacopeia specifications for Crospovidone, polyplasdone™ polymer act as tablet disintegrants.
Allantoin, a white colorless crystalline powder, is well known skin and oral mucosa protectant. Allantoin USP meets current US Pharmacopeia (USP) and European Pharmacpeia (EP) monographs. The United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lists Allantoin as a skin protectant at 0.5% to 2.%.
benecel™ e4m hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
a nature-derived, polymeric surfactant, based on sustainbly-sourced cellulose, which enhances foam characteristics and exhibits interaction with surfactants. It has been shown to increase foam volume and produce increased amount of smaller bubbles to enhance creaminess in model toothpaste formulations containing different surfactant systems. The wood pulp used in our cellulose products is sourced from suppliers who have implemented zero deforesta...
a novel, nonionic, rheology modifier, baed onpolyvinylpyrrolidone, thickens challenging formulations, such anhydrous formulations. It does not require neutralization; is highly salt tolerant and delivers a desirable texture to toothpaste formulations. As FlexiThix™ polymer is synergistic with acrylate thickeners, it is a good choice for anhydrous toothpaste formulations. When combined with acrylate thickeners, the thickener combination results in...
phyteq™ raspberry i multifunctional
phyteq™ raspberry i multifunctional technology is based on raspberry ketone, a natural phenolic compound occurring in red raspberry and a variety of other fruits. Raspberry ketone is available as a natural-identical ingredient, as snow-white crystals (figure 1) with neutral to faint raspberry taste, to boost preservation of oral care formulations. In addition, it has synergistic activity with common oral care antimicrobial agents that kill germs ...
phyteq™ raspberry n multifunctional
Phyteq™ raspberry n multifunctional technology is based on raspberry ketone, a natural phenolic compound occurring in red raspberry and a variety of other fruits. Raspberry ketone is available as a natural ingredient, as snow-white crystals (figure 1) with neutral to faint raspberry taste, to boost preservation of oral care formulations. In addition, it has synergistic activity with common oral care antimicrobial agents that kill germs and offers...
klucel nutra™ modified cellulose
Klucel nutra™ modified cellulose is a nonionic water-soluble cellulose ether that enables robust tablets. Derived from cellulose, this directly compressible tablet binder, provides superior tablet hardness and low friability. The wood pulp used in our cellulose products is sourced from suppliers who have implemented zero deforestation business practices, adhering to standards set forth by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), by the Program...
puraloe™ 717pc organic, ffl whole leaf aloe vera
Aloe vera is an iconic botanical resource long recognized for its soothing and hydration benefits. Ashland puraloe offers extremely highly pure, organically certified aloe vera that is responsibly sourced from Ashland's farms in Mexico. This responsible sourcing means that we support workers' rights through resource access and local community reinvestment while protecting the environment via water conservation and a commitment to herbicide- and p...
stablefizz™ effervescent base
This easy-to-use effervescent system releases carbon dioxide on contact with water to form bubbles or fizz, giving consumers an enhanced sensory experience.
klucel™ mxf pharm hydroxypropylcellulose
Klucel™ hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC) is a nonionic water-soluble cellulose ether with a remarkable combination of properties. It combines organic solvent solubility, thermoplasticity and surface activity with the thickening and stabilizing properties characteristic of other water-soluble cellulose polymers available from Ashland. The wood pulp used in our cellulose products is sourced from suppliers who have implemented zero deforestation busines...
Saffragyl™ biofunctional helps prevent early gum disease and strengthen sensitive and irritated gums. It is a safe, microbiome-friendly, and effective cosmetic bioactive for the oral care market. Saffragyl™ biofunctional can be used in leave on products as a part of a daily gum care routine.