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2-Pyrol™ 2-pyrrolidone

2-Pyrol 2-pyrrolidone is used as a drug solubilizer and penetration enhancer in parenteral and injectable dosage forms, specifically in veterinary products. It is also used for solvency, adhesion enhancement and solubility in paints and coatings and printing inks.For more information, contact us.

2-Pyrrolidone (2-Pyrol™ solvent)

2-Pyrol 2-pyrrolidone is used for solvency, adhesion enhancement and solubility in paints and coatings and printing inks. It is also used as a drug solubilizer and penetration enhancer in parenteral and injectable dosage forms, specifically in veterinary products.

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Admiral™ fluidized polymer

Admiral products are fluidized polymer suspensions of cellulosic ethers that deliver superior performance with the added advantage of easier handling. When added to a paper coating, Admiral FPS readily thickens to provide the desired rheology control. In addition, Admiral FPS is compatible with virtually all binders, pigments and coating additives and is commercially used in free sheet, bleached board, recycled boxboard and lightweight coated (LWC) rotogravure applications.  

Advantage™ defoamers

Advantage™ defoamers are highly efficient, hydrocarbon oil-based antifoaming agents designed for use in ready-to-use construction materials as a foam control agent. Advantage defoamers are designed to be emulsifiable with persistency so they can be used over a broad number of applications. Advantage defoamers are especially effective for use in building applications such as synthetic plasters, tile adhesives and joint compounds. Advantage defoamers are typicallly effective at dosage levels between 0.1-1.0 percent by weight on total formulation. A liquid product, Advantage defoamers can be easily dispersed. The addition of Advantage defoamers results in low foaming solutions or pastes with low entrained-air content.

Advantage™ foam control agents

Advantage™ AM-series foam control agents help manufacturers minimize entrained air and resultant foam during the manufacture and application of paints and coatings. Advantage AM-series foam control agents help manufacturers minimize entrained air and resultant foam during the manufacture and application of paints and coatings. In addition, Advantage AV-series non-mineral oil based defoamers offer a “green” defoamer alternative. Advantage AV defoamers are designed to deliver comparable performance to conventional mineral oil-based workhorse products, while reducing the impact on our environment.

AeroWhip™ modified cellulose

Who whips up great solutions? We do. At Ashland, we know that creating high performance whipped topping requires the right combination of ingredients and formulation expertise.  That’s why we’re always solving – to make sure that you have the right ingredients to help solve your formulation objectives.  Our products are suitable for a variety of baking applications, from fillings to coverings to decorations and for formulas that are either dairy or vegan. Aerowhip™ stabilizers and emulsifiers are premier whipping agents designed to optimize non-dairy whipped toppings (NDWT) and vegetable creams.  Aerowhip™ ingredients have low surface and interfacial tensions in solution, providing a cost-effective result without sacrificing a creamy mouthfeel or natural color.  Aerowhip™ stabilizers also facilitate structure in fat to create good, stable foams, increase overrun, decrease whipping times and control syneresis. Certain Aerowhip™ stabilizers and emulsifiers are suitable for applications processed via ultra-high temperature (UHT) or pasteurization.  Our portfolios of products, used in combination or alone, provides impressive performance in NDWT applications.  Differences in heating systems, other raw materials, and processing steps can all affect final product characteristics.  Our team of solvers can assist you in creating a formula to achieve your desired end result.

Agrimax™ C-100, 200, 300, 400 and 600 polymer series

Agrimax C 100 series Agrimax™ C 100 hydroxyethylcellulose is a free-flowing powder which provides rheological control and lubricity properties. It is easily dissolved in cold or hot water, resulting in clear solutions. Agrimax C 100 is soluble in glycerol, but insoluble in many organic solvents. It also has good solubility in hydro-alcohol systems with up to 60 percent alcohol. Agrimax C 200 series Agrimax C 200 series The Agrimax™ C 200 Series comprises four hydroxypropyl cellulose grades – with varying molecular weights and rheology properties. Free flowing powders, they are soluble in many organic solvents and in water below 38°C, but insoluble in water above 45°C. The Agrimax C 200 grades are highly surface active with low surface and interfacial tensions of solutions. They are thermoplastic, extrudable and film-forming. Agrimax C 300 series Agrimax™ C 300 series methyl cellulose ethers are free-flowing powders that are soluble in cold water. Differentiated by their viscosity, they have thickening, stabilization and water-retention properties. They are film-forming and exhibit thermo-gelling behavior. Each grade is surface active with low surface and interfacial tensions of solutions. Agrimax C 400 series The Agrimax™ C 400 Series comprises five methyl hydroxypropyl cellulose grades that vary in viscosity. Like the Agrimax C 300 Series methyl cellulose grades, the Agrimax C 400 Series grades are free-flowing powders soluble in cold water. Featuring thickening, stabilization and water-retention properties, they are film-forming and exhibit thermo-gelling behavior. Each grade is surface active with low surface and interfacial tensions of solutions. if(typeof Muse == "undefined") window.Muse = {}; window.Muse.assets = {"required":["jquery-1.8.3.min.js", "museutils.js", "webpro.js", "musewpslideshow.js", "jquery.museoverlay.js", "touchswipe.js", "agrimax-c-600-series.css"], "outOfDate":[]}; Agrimax C 600 series document.documentElement.className = document.documentElement.className.replace(/\bnojs\b/g, 'js'); The Agrimax™ C 600 series of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose ethers comprises five grades. Agrimax C 600, Agrimax C 610, Agrimax C 620 and Agrimax C 630 have low, medium or high viscosity, depending on their molecular weight. Agrimax C 640 is water swellable. The Agrimax C 600 series are free-flowing anionic powders soluble in both cold and hot water.  They have thickening, stabilizing, dispersing, binding and water-retention properties.        

Agrimax™ GR polymers

Agrimax™ GR 100 is used to raise viscosity in water-based systems and modify viscosity in spray drift applications. Agrimax GR 100 is comprised of natural, water-soluble polysaccharides.  Agrimax GR 200, a hydroxypropyl guar, is a cold-water-soluble polysaccharide derivative that is easily dispersed and provides high viscosity at low concentrations. Both grades can be used in suspended concentrates, suspo-emulsions, soluble powders, wettable powders and water-dispersible granules. They are recommended for use in adjuvants, in seed coatings and in emulsion stabilization.    

Agrimer™ AT and ATF polymers

Agrimer™ AT and ATF polymers absorb and swell with water / solvent, but are insoluble in aqueous and organic media. Crosslinked, Agrimer AT and ATF polymers have high capillary hydration capacity, which provide for high-efficiency disintegration in tablets and granules.  Agrimer ATF polymer is a finer particle size version of Agrimer AT polymer. Stable under acidic and alkaline conditions, it is a premium disintegrant for WDG and tablets, and an excellent dry binder in seed coatings.    

Agrimer™ PA

Agrimer™ PA is a linear low-molecular-weight polyacrylic acid used to aid mineral dispersion. Comprised of 30% solids dispersed, it prevents sedimentation. Agrimer PA is best used as a soil conditioner or polymeric codispersant.

Agrimer™ VEMA polymers

Allantoin USP

Allantoin

  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.%. applications: toothpaste mouthwash denture adhesives

Ambergum™ water-soluble polymers

Ambergum™ water-soluble polymers are a cost-effective alternative to gum arabic to provide clean viscosity control and unique rheology in gumming and fountain solutions. They function as wetting agents and can replace isopropyl alcohol in some systems. Ambergum polymers are produced from reliable and stable raw material sources. When used in fountain solutions, they can help prevent emulsification, bleeding of the ink and can provide more uniform wetting of the printing plate.  

AquaFLO™ standard grade polyanionic cellulose

AquaFLO™ standard grade polyanionic cellulose is appropriate for water-based drilling fluids to provide rheology and filtration control properties.

AquaPAC™ polyanionic cellulose

AquaPAC™ polyanionic cellulose is of premium quality and cost-effective and provides outstanding fluid-loss control properties, shale inhibition and salt tolerance. It is useful for water-based drilling fluids as well as in low-density brines.

Aquaflow™ ECO-300

Aquaflow™ nonionic synthetic associative thickeners (NSATs) are efficient thickeners for high-performance waterborne paints and coatings. These NSATs build rheology in paints and coatings through self-association and interaction with other ingredients. Aquaflow™ rheology modifiers are based on hydrophobically-modified polyacetal-polyether (HM-PAPE) chemistry and are designed to function as a drop-in replacement for urethane-type (HEUR) thickeners. They also work well in conjunction with hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC/HMHEC) and other nonionic cellulose ethers. Aquaflow™ ECO-300 is a high shear effective rheology modifier based on Aquaflow™ NHS-300 liquid delivery form. Aquaflow™ ECO-300 rheology modifier is meeting the need for biocide-free rheology additives and addressing an increasing environmental awareness by delivering the product in a 100% active solid dosage form. advantages: biocide-free CO2 reduction by solid delivery form recyclable paper packaging     

Aquaflow™ XLS series – the next generation of rheology control

Aquaflow™ XLS-series NSATs are highly efficient, second generation, low-shear effective liquid thickeners. The Aquaflow™ XLS chemistry provides an optimized balance of leveling with exceptional sag-resistance through a unique engineered structure recovery behavior. This balance of properties means that painters will appreciate a virtually drip-free application resulting in beautiful finished painted surfaces free of brush marks, which is particularly desirable in semi-gloss and high-gloss paints.

Aquaflow™ XLS series – the next generation of rheology control

Aquaflow™ XLS-series NSATs are highly efficient, second generation, low-shear effective liquid thickeners. The Aquaflow™ XLS chemistry provides an optimized balance of leveling with exceptional sag-resistance through a unique engineered structure recovery behavior. This balance of properties means that painters will appreciate a virtually drip-free application resulting in beautiful finished painted surfaces free of brush marks, which is particularly desirable in semi-gloss and high-gloss paints. This unique property of the Aquaflow XLS-series makes them extremely suitable for Industrial spay applied WB coatings. The controlled recovery time delivers smooth finishes on any kind of substrate without drip. viscosity recovery balance leveling and sag enhanced atomization with less tailing Ashland solvers have developed this highly efficient liquid thickener to improve atomization during airless spray resulting in enhanced surface smoothness. visualizing the below images: tailing can also be influenced by the choice of rheology modifiers (although dependent on spray device settings) moving to Aquaflow™ XLS-525 shows reduction of tailing incorporating Aquaflow™ NHS-300 improves atomization and reduces tailing moving the rheology from single low-shear rheology modifier to a combination of low- and high-shear NSAT can improve pumpability as well as leveling properties Three Aquaflow™ XLS grades are available and are optimized according to tint base and resin type. All grades of Aquaflow™ XLS rheology modifiers are supplied as low-viscosity, APEO-free and solvent-free liquids for a cost-effective designed rheology solution in an environmentally responsible package, ideal for your next generation of “greener” paints. key benefits in industrial coatings: exceptional balance of leveling and sag resistance drip-resistant application superior thickening efficiency improved viscosity retention on tinting with universal colorants improved brush loading improved applied hiding        

Aquaflow™ nonionic synthetic associative thickeners

Aquaflow™ nonionic synthetic associative thickeners are efficient thickeners for high-performance waterborne paints and coatings. These easy-to-handle liquids build rheology in paints and coatings through self-association and interaction with other ingredients.  Aquaflow rheology modifiers are based on hydrophobically-modified polyacetal-polyether (HM-PAPE) chemistry and are designed to function as a drop-in replacement for urethane-type (HEUR) thickeners. They also work well in conjunction with hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC/HMHEC) and other nonionic cellulose ethers.

Aqualon™ (Blanose™) sodium carboxymethylcellulose

Since its commercial introduction in the United States in 1946, Aqualon™ (Blanose) sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) has found use in an ever-increasing number of applications. The many important functions provided by this polymer make it a preferred thickener, suspending aid, stabilizer, binder and film-former in a growing variety of applications. The wide range of viscosity and substitution types available for the highly purified grades and the less highly purified technical grades of CMC continues to expand the uses for this product. Many of applications do not require the use of the highly purified grade, and a technical grade of CMC is available for certain applications. Ashland's chemists and engineers continue to tailor-make various grades and types to meet the needs of specific customers and industries requiring water-soluble polymers. Aqualon (Blanose) sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) is utilized in multiple markets including adhesives and sealants, advanced ceramics, building and construction, ceramics, pottery and porcelain, commercial and institutional, housewares and consumer, medical, metal castings and foundry, mining and extraction, pulp and paper, textiles and tobacco. Ashland provides cellulose gum under the trade names Aqualon, Blanose depending on the region in which we serve you.

Aqualon™ EC ethyl cellulose

Aqualon™ EC ethyl cellulose products are utilized in ceramic applications, in which excellent film forming properties are required and organic solvents are used as a dissolution medium. In such applications Aqualon™ EC dissolves in the organic solvent and, upon evaporation, develops strong and water insoluble films leading to high cohesion in the dried state. Aqualon™ EC products are available in: various substitution levels, depending on end application needs low to very high molecular weight very fine to coarse particle size   

Aqualon™ and Blanose™ carboxymethylcellulose (CMC)

Cellulose Gum

Aqualon™ and Blanose™ MC 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 (DS) and molecular weight. CMC is typically offered in three different DS ranges and a broad range of molecular weights. A variety of CMC grades are available to meet your formulation needs. Ashland provides CMC under the tradenames Aqualon™ CMC and Blanose™ CMC depending on site of manufacture.

Aqualon™ and Blanose™ carboxymethylcellulose (CMC)

Carboxymethyl cellulose products are e.g. widely used in ceramic glazes. Here, specifically low molecular weight products are being used to prevent or reduce sedimentation, have a low impact on the glaze viscosity and support adhesion of the glaze on the ceramic substrate. Low molecular weight carboxymethyl cellulose is also widely used for die pressing applications, where it is incorporated as a binder during the spray drying process of the ceramic slip. Other uses are in slip- or tape casting applications. Application for higher molecular weight, and often fine particle sized, products would be ceramic extrusion and extrusion of non-ceramic materials such as activated carbon for fuel recovery systems. Aqualon™ and Blanose™ products are available in: various substitution levels, depending on end application needs low to very high molecular weight very fine to coarse particle size different purity levels (98%, 99.5%)     

Aqualon™ cellulose gum

Aqualon™ cellulose gum, or sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), is widely used as an economical thickener and stabilizer in foods and beverages. Besides modifying the behavior of water, cellulose gum is useful in suspending solids and modifying the flow and texture. Aqualon cellulose gum has the ability to form strong, oil-resistant films. In beverage concentrates (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and powdered drink mixes, cellulose gum adds pleasant, clean mouthfeel. The anionic nature of CMC allows it to interact with the positive charges found on protein in acidic conditions, thus making it an excellent stabilizer for low-pH dairy beverages. CMC is also used in ice cream to control meltdown, add texture and protect against heat shock. High-viscosity grades of CMC are efficient thickeners and have a great ability to control and hold water.

Aqualon™ starch ethers

Aqualon™ starch ethers enhance workability and improve the application properties of dry-mixed building products. They are recommended to fine-tune the anti-sagging properties, workability and consistency of dry mortars such as tile cements, plasters and renders and to increase the yield and water demand of these systems.     

Aquarius™ Control film coating systems

The Aquarius Control film coating systems consist of two types of coatings. Aquarius Control ENA film coating systems are delayed-release (enteric) coatings that are designed to protect active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) that degrade in gastric fluid, or to prevent the release of APIs that may irritate the gastric mucosa. Aquarius Control SRX film coating systems are sustained-release coatings for APIs that are most effective when released over time. These film coating systems have predictable and controllable release retardation; are custom-formulated based on drug solubility and desired release profile; do not require a coalescence step and have stable dissolution profiles over a wide pH range. Aquarius Control film coating systems are durable, coherent coatings, in which film formation occurs via solvent evaporation – not latex coalescence – and film robustness is related to the use of a high-molecular weight polymer. Aquarius Control SRX film coating systems are solvent-dispersible ethylcellulose (EC) coatings for multiparticulates, potentially modified with hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC) as a pore former. They are available in several different porosities that can be matched to drug solubility and/or desired release profile. A key benefit of Aquarius Control SRX film coating systems is that they do not require curing after coating. The release profiles of tablets enteric coated with Aquarius Control ENA film coating systems are remarkably stable over periods of up to 12 months, even under accelerated stability testing.

Aquarius™ Genesis

who helps you get to the finish line faster?__we do.introducing aquarius™ genesis film coating systemAshland has a new, high-solids film-coating system for immediate-release applications. The Aquarius Genesis film coating is designed for application at up to 35% solids while producing films with outstanding strength, adhesion and smoothness. The pharmaceutical industry is moving from traditional batch manufacturing to continuous manufacturing, which can save money by reducing waste, eliminating loss from failed batches and cutting inventory overhead costs. Aquarius Genesis film coating can significantly increase the throughput of continuous coaters. This new film coating is also scalable across traditional batch coating equipment, providing shorter application times and therefore higher throughput. When purchase of a new coating line or expansion of an existing one is being considered, the use of Aquarius Genesis film coating system can substantially reduce the needed capital investment. key features and benefitsWhatever the application, Ashland designs, creates and applies specialized chemistry in ways that amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of customer products and applications. We are always solving™. profitability: increased throughput of batch or continuous coaters usability: produces film coatings with outstanding properties such as high strength and adhesion allure: produces film coatings with superior smoothness, color uniformity, and coverage integrity: reduced mechanical stress from shorter processing times minimizes tablet edge defects efficacy: lower processing temperatures provides protection to heat-sensitive APIs

Aquarius™ Preferred film coating systems

Aquarius Preferred film coating systems disperse easily in water. These film coatings are applicable to both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical solid dosage forms. Ashland formulators have access to an unrivaled range of cellulosic and other polymeric excipients, enabling Aquarius film coating systems to be tailored to meet exacting requirements. To maximize the efficiency of the coating application process, high-solids loadings are desirable. By reducing the coating time using high-solids formulations, productivity is increased and overall manufacturing costs are reduced. Aquarius Preferred film coating systems are state-of-the-art immediate-release coatings, which have been scientifically formulated with careful polymer selection. High-solids cellulosic or high-solids PVP/VA formulations improve film adhesion to all substrates, especially those that offer challenges in aqueous film coating. When compared to competitive offerings, Aquarius film coating systems have proven to offer smoother, more consistent coverage even at the highest solids levels. Clear advantages in film coating process productivity are seen with high-solids suspensions. These formulations allow the solids content of the coating system to be increased significantly (typically up to 20 percent w/w solids for pigmented coatings, and in certain cases up to 25 percent) with viscosities in the range of 100 to 300 cP.

Aquarius™ Prime film coating systems

Aquarius Prime film coating systems disperse easily in water and are applied to immediate-release dosage forms. Film coatings for immediate-release tablet-coating applications are typically comprised of a polymer, a plasticizer and optional pigment/opacifier. Aquarius Prime film coating systems are available in clear and white formulations off the shelf. Aquarius Prime film coating systems can be matched to customers’ existing HPMC film coating systems. These products are useful in many applications where special coating functionality is not a major requirement. However, Ashland takes great care in formulating all film coatings in our portfolio. The selection of ingredients and ingredient levels for a formulation is a critical factor in obtaining the target appearance and performance on the tablet core and in minimizing processing problems. Optimizing a film coating formulation requires balancing critical properties, such as film strength, film adhesion, film flexibility and opacity.

Aquarius™ Protect film coating systems

Aquarius™ Protect is a premium multi-functional barrier coating system to effectively reduce moisture uptake and mask against offensive taste and odor. For easier usability, Aquarius™ Protect is a fully formulated, ready-mixed coating that disperses quickly in water or solvent and is available in clear, white and color matched versions. Aquarius™ Protect delivers superior barrier properties and efficient flexible processing, without compromising the drug release profile. To learn more, contact the film coating experts at Ashland and discover how Aquarius™ Protect can be your single coating solution to overcome moisture, taste and odor challenges.

Aquarius™ film coating systems

Our line of fully formulated, easily dispersed and ready-to-use Aquarius™ film coating systems have a range of functions to suit almost any core. With our wide selection of film coating choices, we can provide an optimal coating for your unique formulation. The regulatory compliance information for all Ashland products varies by product family and grade. For specific data about the grade you are interested in please refer to our Excipient Information Packages and the Certificates of Analysis (COA). Aquarius Preferred film coating systems Aquarius Preferred film coating systems disperse easily in water. These film coatings are applicable to both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical solid dosage forms. Ashland formulators have access to an unrivaled range of cellulosic and other polymeric excipients, enabling Aquarius film coating systems to be tailored to meet exacting requirements. To maximize the efficiency of the coating application process, high-solids loadings are desirable. By reducing the coating time using high-solids formulations, productivity is increased and overall manufacturing costs are reduced. Aquarius Preferred film coating systems are state-of-the-art immediate-release coatings, which have been scientifically formulated with careful polymer selection. High-solids cellulosic or high-solids PVP/VA formulations improve film adhesion to all substrates, especially those that offer challenges in aqueous film coating. When compared to competitive offerings, Aquarius film coating systems have proven to offer smoother, more consistent coverage even at the highest solids levels. Clear advantages in film coating process productivity are seen with high-solids suspensions. These formulations allow the solids content of the coating system to be increased significantly (typically up to 20 percent w/w solids for pigmented coatings, and in certain cases up to 25 percent) with viscosities in the range of 100 to 300 cP. Aquarius Prime film coating systems Aquarius Prime film coating systems disperse easily in water and are applied to immediate-release dosage forms. Film coatings for immediate-release tablet-coating applications are typically comprised of a polymer, a plasticizer and optional pigment/opacifier. Aquarius Prime film coating systems are available in clear and white formulations off the shelf. Aquarius Prime film coating systems can be matched to customers’ existing HPMC film coating systems. These products are useful in many applications where special coating functionality is not a major requirement. However, Ashland takes great care in formulating all film coatings in our portfolio. The selection of ingredients and ingredient levels for a formulation is a critical factor in obtaining the target appearance and performance on the tablet core and in minimizing processing problems. Optimizing a film coating formulation requires balancing critical properties, such as film strength, film adhesion, film flexibility and opacity. Aquarius Control film coating systems The Aquarius Control film coating systems consist of two types of coatings. Aquarius Control ENA film coating systems are delayed-release (enteric) coatings that are designed to protect active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) that degrade in gastric fluid, or to prevent the release of APIs that may irritate the gastric mucosa. Aquarius Control SRX film coating systems are sustained-release coatings for APIs that are most effective when released over time. These film coating systems have predictable and controllable release retardation; are custom-formulated based on drug solubility and desired release profile; do not require a coalescence step and have stable dissolution profiles over a wide pH range. Aquarius Control film coating systems are durable, coherent coatings, in which film formation occurs via solvent evaporation – not latex coalescence – and film robustness is related to the use of a high-molecular weight polymer. Aquarius Control SRX film coating systems are solvent-dispersible ethylcellulose (EC) coatings for multiparticulates, potentially modified with hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC) as a pore former. They are available in several different porosities that can be matched to drug solubility and/or desired release profile. A key benefit of Aquarius Control SRX film coating systems is that they do not require curing after coating. The release profiles of tablets enteric coated with Aquarius Control ENA film coating systems are remarkably stable over periods of up to 12 months, even under accelerated stability testing.

Aquasorb™ cellulose gum

Aquasorb™ cellulose gum, or sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), is a high-purity, powdered super-absorbent that offers increased bake stability, extended shelf life, freeze/thaw stability and water binding. Besides modifying the behavior of water, cellulose gum is useful in suspending solids and modifying the flow and texture. In beverages, cellulose gum adds a pleasant, clean mouthfeel. In addition, the anionic nature of CMC allows it to interact with the positive charges found on protein in acidic conditions, thus making it an excellent stabilizer for low-pH dairy beverages.  CMC is also used in ice cream to control meltdown, add texture and protect against heat shock. High-viscosity grades of CMC are efficient thickeners and have a great ability to control and hold water. Aquasorb cellulose gum is a specialty grade designed for maximum water-holding in bakery and other applications.

Arocure™ radiation curable pressure sensitive adhesives

Ashland’s Arocure products are 100-percent solids, high-performance, radiation-curable pressure sensitive adhesives. The line of UV-curable adhesives represents a broad range of pressure sensitive adhesives for graphics, label and industrial applications.

Arofene™ phenolic resins and adhesives

Arofene™ phenolic resins are used as media saturants providing heat, chemical and water resistance as well as other specialized properties such as a frictional coefficient. They are also used as prepreg resins for laminating applications, as base resins or fortifiers for adhesives or as a resin used to adhere sizing to paper in abrasive applications. Arofene phenolic adhesives are used to bond non-metallic materials, such as transmission friction media, brake pads and metal plates. They are also used as anticorrosion primers and sound deadening coatings, and used in sheet laminating.

Aroset™ Gentle 700 PSA

a new, innovative, low-trauma medical adhesive Aroset™ Gentle 700 PSA is a unique and differentiated pressure sensitive adhesive designed to meet the growing demands within the medical-use and wound-care industries. This new innovative, low-trauma adhesive allows for superior and consistent functionality without the painful side-effects. features and benefits user friendly (especially for sensitive skin) repositionable passed ISO 10993 biomedical compatibility testing- non-sensitizing- non-irritating- no cytotoxicity fast wet-out to skin broad applications that include wound care and medical devices     

Aroset™ solvent acrylic pressure sensitive adhesives

solvent acrylic: Ashland is a leading global supplier of solvent-based pressure sensitive adhesives. Our broad line of Aroset™ solvent adhesives are the best and most cost-effective choices for demanding performance applications. features and benefits Solvent pressure sensitive adhesive attributes range from: stable adhesion optically clean coater-ready ease of coating UV resistance improved anchorage mechanically stable reduced plasticizer migration, heat, moisture and chemical resistance compatibility with Ecosolve™ inks broad service temperature cycles adhesion to low surface energy surfaces like foam, polyolefins and clear coats The flexibility of the Aroset™ solvent adhesive line allows for customization and tailoring of peel, shear, and tack. coat weight of 0.6-5 mil film thickness low VOC sustainable solvents high-solid grades available compatibility with multiple coating heads customize solutions for fast line & drying needs. toluene-free products for heavily regulated markets markets: graphicso solar filmso car, truck, marine and aerospace wrapo floor graphicso paint protective filmso TPU films tapeso polymeric filmo maskingo foam tapeso transfer tapes labelso variable informationo food packaging medical     

Aroset™ emulsion pressure sensitive adhesives

Aroset™ emulsion pressure sensitive-adhesives are designed for a wide range of specialty permanent and removable applications. Our coater-ready formulations meet the most stringent performance requirements on paper, film and vinyl substrates in label, tape and graphic applications. Ashland works with you to determine your specifications and then drawing on its technology and experience, helps determine the best product - whether it is standard or custom formulated. Let our product development team translate technology into finished products that yield differentiated performance for your application.

Ashland™ carbomers

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Ashland carbomers are cross-linked polyacrylic polymers of high molecular weight. They are anionic in nature and acidic in their unneutralized state and have to be neutralized with an appropriate base to achieve their thickening ability. Ashland carbomers are extremely efficient thickeners and powerful stabilizers at low concentrations in water and aqueous ethanol. Ashland carbomers exhibit pseudoplastic rheological behavior. They have high yield value and demonstrate a short texture, making them valuable as emulsion stabilizers, gel formers and suspending agents. Typical use levels are 0.2 percent to 1.0 percent. Ashland carbomers are effective over a wide pH range of 5 to 10. Ashland carbomers are hydrophilic and proper care is needed to successfully disperse and wet out the polymer. Once dispersed, Ashland carbomers need to be neutralized with a base to activate the thickening.  

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BDO - 1, 4 Butanediol

Butanediol intermediate is a versatile diol precursor to numerous derivatives such as esters, carbamates, polyesters and urethanes. It is used mainly as a co-monomer in classical diol-condensation reactions with terephthalic acid to produce polybutylene terephthalate (PBT), with diisocyanates to produce polyurethanes and with diacids to yield polyesters with biodegradability characteristics. BDO is also used as an intermediate to make polyurethane that is used in auto bumpers and dash boards. Butanediol intermediate’s reactive sites are its hydroxyl groups, which undergo all the typical reactions of alcohols. In addition to the condensation reactions noted above, it can be converted to simple esters and halides, dehydrated to tetrahydrofuran (THF) and dehydrogenated to gamma-butyrolactone. For more information, contact us.  

BLO™ gamma butyrolactone

BLO butyrolactone solvent, also known as gamma-Butyrolactone, is a polar solvent for ionic substrates and functions as an acid donor in aqueous media at elevated temperatures. Although BLO solvent is stable under a wide range of conditions, at elevated temperatures and in the presence of appropriate reagents, it serves as an intermediate in a variety of useful syntheses such as: Precursor to 2-pyrrolidone and the extensive family of alkyl pyrrolidones produced from ammonia and primary amines. Reacting with phenols to yield phenoxybutyric acid derivatives with applications in pharmaceuticals and as photographic coupling agents.

Benecel™ E4M HPMC

Benecel™ E4M hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) is a cellulose-based, polymeric surfactant 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. In addition, Benecel™ E4M HPMC exhibits synergistic foam enhancement with Aqualon™/Blanose™ carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) in model toothpaste systems with cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) and sodium lauroyl sarcosinate. Benecel™ HPMC is high-purity, water-soluble, nonionic cellulose ether designed for use as a thickener, foam enhancer, foam stabilizer, water-binder, film former, as well as a co-suspending and co-emulsifying agent. key features and benefits acts as highly efficient foam booster and stabilizer forms stable foam (higher wall elasticity) improves foam volume enhances the brushing experience by enhancing foam texture builds creamy and dense foam is compatible with anionic and cationic ingredients works with a wide-range of surfactant types exhibits synergy with aqualon™/blanose™carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) in improved foam performance applications toothpaste       

Benecel™ MX modified cellulose

for plant based foods The growing popularity of plant based foods and meat alternatives has spurred innovation in end applications, ingredients and textures. Although products are usually suitable for vegetarian or vegans, they may also appeal to a wider audience. Some of the broader motivations for eating plant based proteins include those seeking variety in their diet, concern for animal welfare, allergen avoidance, a desire to reduce the amount of meat that they consume or taste preference. The right hydrocolloid helps you deliver a product with the desired eating quality and texture. Because of their versatility, hydrocolloidscan help deliver sensory and functional benefits. Formulators use hydrocolloids to replicate the bite of a meat-based product, improve moisture retention, improve binding or help replace an allergic binder, like eggs. Some applications require low temperature gelling properties. That’s why we developed Benecel™ MX modified cellulose (methylcellulose). Benecel™ MX modified cellulose is specially formulated for meat alternative and vegetable-based applications. It can provide a firm bite for products meant to simulate meat products, binding to replace eggs, and can help retain moisture to provide an enjoyable eating experience. features and benefits: Benecel™ MX modified cellulose creates a thermo-reversible gel unique grade of modified cellulose gels at ~40°C regular grades gel at 50–60°C Benecel™ MX modified cellulose exhibits high viscosity 2% MC in water has 37,500 - 70,000 mPa∙s viscosity provides binding and helps formulations hold shape at cold temperatures modified cellulose is plant-derived suitable for vegan applications molecular structure has hydrophilic and hydrophobic areas stabilizes fat and water to retain moisture in finished product optional replacement of fat with water Benecel™ MX modified cellulose can replicate a solid fat with liquid oils facilitates formula and cost flexibility     

Benecel™ XR and XRF HPMC controlled release matrix formers

Benecel™ XR and XRF are HPMC products with optimized polymer structure and particle morphology that enable the formulation of safe, effective, and robust oral solid controlled-release dosage forms.  key features finer particle size grades (XRF): are designed for even higher tablet strength and improved controlled-release profile better compactibility at high tableting speed: produces robust tablets under high-throughput during large-scale tableting operations optimized polymer structure and particle morphology: provides better powder flowability and improved tablet strength consistent particle size distribution and bulk density: provides better powder flowability, better content uniformity, and lower tablet weight variability  available at four viscosity levels: K4M, K15M, K100M, and K200M providing a wide range of dissolution profiles Contact a solver today to learn more or to request a sample.

Benecel™ methylcellulose and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose

Benecel™ methylcellulose (MC) and its derivatives are made by reacting alkali-cellulose with methyl chloride (resulting in methylcellulose, MC) or propylene oxide (resulting in hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, HPMC) under rigidly controlled conditions. home care features and benefits: boosts foam in dilutable surfactant systems enhances foam and foam stability of formulation increases formulation rheology of detergent concentrates with a viscosity salt responses reduces the surfactant requirement imparts luxurious hand feel and texture to cleaning formulation home care applications: surface cleaners hand dishwashing liquids hand laundry detergent hand sanitizers

Benecel™ modified cellulose

Benecel™ modified celluloses, also known as methylcellulose (MC) and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC), are versatile, multifunctional food gums. The polymeric structure of these products, which is different from other cellulosics, improves cohesion, texture and mouthfeel. They are unique hydrocolloids because they reversibly gel at elevated temperatures. Benecel MC and HPMC perform many functions in foods, depending on type, grade, use level, and conditions. Among these functions are thermal gelation, film formation, thickening, binding, and water retention. Ashland offers several different types of Benecel modified cellulose. Methylcellulose or A-types have the lowest gelling temperature and the firmest texture. Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose or E- and F-types have a moderate gel temperature and texture Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose or K-types have the highest gel temperature at around 80C and the softest texture.  

Bondwell™ aqueous polymers

Bondwell aqueous binder ensures effective anode slurry preparation and graphite binding Like the Aqualon™ products, the Bondwell BVH8 carboxy methyl cellulose (CMC) aqueous binder also acts as a rheology modifier for good slurry stability. It is typically used in conjunction with styrene butadiene (SB) latex to improve the binding strength of the active graphite on the copper collector. SB alone cannot generate slurry stability for the graphite powder. Bondwell BVH8 CMC improves the rheology characteristics and allows sufficient coating of the copper foil at high speeds, ensuring the lithium ion cells survive multiple discharge cycles. While Bondwell BVH8 CMC has good adhesion strength of synthetic graphite to the anode, it is optimized for even better adhesion strength of natural graphite to the anode for longer cell life. In process, Bondwell BVH8 CMC also ensures excellent dispersion of graphite particles; homogeneous distribution of the binder, and high coating quality. In addition, it generates defect-free electrodes from a water-based slurry. In-cell, the electrochemical characteristics are optimized for use with natural graphite, such as that sourced from China. The electrochemistry performance ensures effective electrolyte penetration, and good cycle performance with high capacity retention.

Butynediol 50% Solution

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CAVAMAX* native cyclodextrins

The molecular structure of cyclodextrins creates a bucket-like cavity that can complex with molecules or functional groups on molecules to improve solubility of poorly soluble compounds. The same mechanism makes these excipients capable of masking unpleasant taste/odor and stabilizing drugs that are prone to degradation. The number of glucose units in the ring determines the internal diameter of the cavity and its volume, as the height of the cyclodextrin cavity is the same for all the native cyclodextrin grades. CAVAMAX cyclodextrins are biocompatible and compatible with a wide range of ingredients commonly used in pharmaceutical applications. The regulatory compliance information for all Ashland products varies by product family and grade. For specific data about the grade you are interested in please refer to our Excipient Information Package and the Certificate of Analysis (COA). *CAVAMAX is a registered trademark owned by Wacker Chemie AG. Ashland Inc. acts as a worldwide distributor for Wacker.

CHP N-Cyclohexyl-2-Pyrrolidone

CHP ® (N-Cyclohexyl-2-Pyrrolidone) is soluble in water and most organic solvents. It is non-volative, has powerful solvency, and resistant to hydrolysis by acids and bases. Its miscibility in water is dependent upon temperature, concentration, pH and salts added. Applications Benefits ElectronicsPhotoresist Strippers: used as a co-solvent, usually in combination with M-Pyrol (N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone) and BLO solvents, to enhance performance by broadening solubility range.Circuit Board Fabrication: used in chemical polishing of copper and copper alloys to increase the stability of hydrogen peroxide in acidbrightening baths. Better bath stability, improved leveling and reduced Broad range of resin solubility, water soluble, non-volatile etching of parts TextilesDye Carrier or Dyeing Bath Additive: used in dyeing of aromatic polyamide fibers as a swelling/diffusion agent to enhance dye and flame retardantpenetration. Superior dyeing at low concentrations, improves flame resistance, improves printability of aqueous printing pastes, high boiling point and flashpoint, water solubility Specialty CleanersPaint Strippers: as a solvent in high temperature stripping applications for chemically resistance coatings.Silk Screen Cleaners: as a co-solvent in cleaning formulations to enhance removal of inks from silk screen fibers. High solvency, water solubility, high boiling point and flashpoint)  

CHP™ Cyclohexyl pyrrolidone

This product is used in the electronics, textiles and specialty cleaners industries as a complexing agent, dispersion aid, solvent and surface active.

CK

Gafchromic™ films are designed to provide fast and highly accurate measurements for radiotherapy applications. When used with specifically designed Film QA Pro™ software, Gafchromic™ film provides the most complete and accurate dosimetric measurement. Instant high- resolution images provide the high data integrity needed to increase confidence and peace of mind for both the physicist and the patient alike. CK films are designed for patient and machine quality assurance for Cyberknife¹ machines. All CK cut films are available in both EBT3 and EBT-XD. ¹third party trademark Contact us today to learn more.     

Captivates™ A fragrance encapsulates

Captivates™ A encapsulates are made using a unique fragrance encapsulation process that delivers unsurpassed performance in many home care applications. Alternative fragrance encapsulation processes often use melamine/formaldehyde or urea chemistry which possess a number of environmental and health hazards. The Captivates A encapsulation process does not use formaldehyde and urea. Captivates A uses an innovative encapsulation chemistry to protect fragrances and deliver long-lasting stability and performance superior to industry benchmarks.  Key Features and Benefits hold their fragrance through the rigors of the washing and drying process, even enduring the harsh heat and tumble of drying cycles unique technology can deliver superior fragrance encapsulation from either the detergent or softening formats microscopic capsules adhere to the fibers of clothes, providing lasting bursts of fragrance long after washing and drying; movement against clothing breaks capsules, releasing continued bursts of fragrance and freshness can be customized with signature fragrances and properties does not use formaldehyde or isocyanates in process

Captivates™ encapsulates

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™ HC encapsulates offers the following features and benefits: adds exciting visual effect delivers flavor provides texture and sensory signals isolates and protects ingredients Captivates™ GL encapsulates Captivates™ GL encapsulates are a series of small particles that contain material dispersed in a continuous matrix. These microbeads are made using JettCutter™ technology, which forms a hydrogel matrix that can entrap insoluble powders, oils and water soluble actives. Captivates™ GL encapsulates offers the following features and benefits: adds exciting visual effect delivers colors for signals during brushing oral care applications toothpaste mouth rinses denture care

Cavitron™ and CAVASOL* hydroxypropyl-ß- and hydroxypropyl-γ-cyclodextrins (HPBCD and HPGCD)

The molecular structure of cyclodextrins creates a bucket-like cavity that can function to complex with molecules or functional groups on molecules. The substitution of hydroxyl groups on native cyclodextrins to make hydroxypropyl-ß- or hydroxypropyl-γ-cyclodextrins (HPBCD or HBGCD) significantly enhances their solubility and makes them more suitable for drug solubilization. This mechanism makes the Cavitron and CAVASOL HPBCDs and HPGCDs capable of masking unpleasant taste/odor and stabilizing drugs that are prone to degradation, and also can increase solubility of poorly soluble compounds in oral drug delivery systems. Purification of the Cavitron cyclodextrins to remove endotoxins allows their use for solubilization of drugs for parenteral drug products. The regulatory compliance information for all Ashland products varies by product family and grade. For specific data about the grade you are interested in please refer to our Excipient Information Package, now called PRD, and the Certificate of Analysis (COA). *CAVASOL is a registered trademark owned by Wacker Chemie AG. Ashland Inc. acts as a worldwide distributor for Wacker.Questions? Sample request?Contact a solver today. 

Cellulose Gum

Cellulose gum, or sodium carboxyethylcellulose (CMC), from Ashland is widely used as a cost-effective thickener and stabilizer in food and beverages. In addition to modifying the behavior of water, cellulose gum is useful in modifying flow, adding texture and enhancing mouthfeel. A wide range of cellulose gum grades with different viscosities, molecular weights, degrees of substitution and particle sizes are available and products can be customized to meet specific applications. Our global manufacturing base is designed to meet regional needs. Aqualon™ GMO and non-GMO cellulose gum grades are manufactured in the U.S. Blanose™ GMO and non-GMO cellulose gum grades are manufactured in Europe. Bondwell™ cellulose gum 99.5% purity grades are manufactured in China. We also offer a number of specialty cellulose gums for specific purposes. Aquasorb™ specialty super-absorbent cellulose gum is designed for maximum water-holding in bakery products for improved appearance, quality and yield. Aquacel™ specialty cellulose gum grades are designed for guar gum supplementation and replacement. Aquacel™ WS specialty cellulose gum grade is designed for tartaric acid stabilization in white and rosé wines. Applications Application Subapplication Benefits Bakery Breads Cake Mixes, Cakes Muffins Pie and Pastry Filling Pita Bread, Pizza Soft Tortillas, Dry Masa Flour Improves shelf life Controls consistency Thickens fillings Retains moisture Prevents syneresis Improves volume and texture Beverages Chocolate Drinks Coffee and Teas Concentrates/Squashes Fruit Flavored Drinks Juice Beverages Instant Powder Drinks Suspends particles in cocoa drinks Dissolves quickly in hot or cold water Improves mouthfeel in low-sugar beverages Replaces pectin Improves clarity Dairy Ice Cream and Ice Milk Cottage Cheese Cream Cheese or Spreadable Cheese Acidified Milk Drink Yogurt and Buttermilk Drinks Puddings Soft Serve Ice Cream Improves mouthfeel Stabilizes proteins in low-pH dairy drinks Prevents syneresis Improves texture Reduces ice crystal growth in ice cream Desserts and Toppings Icing and Frosting Water Ice/Ice Pops Sherbet Chocolate or Marshmallow Topping and Meringue Marzipan Improves mouthfeel Cost-effective thickener and stabilizer Controls and reduces syneresis Meat Emulsified meat and fish Frozen fish Meat casings Reduced cracking Improved yield Cost effective Water binding Pet Food Canned pet food Dry pet food Soft, semi-moist pet food Canned Pet Foods Thickens gravy and liquids Binds water and meat juices to facilitate converying and filling operations Inhibits fat migration Semi-moist Pet Foods Increases moisture retention Improves sheen and appearance Binds fines Facilitates extruder operations Dry Pet Foods Provides instant viscosity for gravy-type products Imparts desirable gloss to gravy-type products Facilitates extrusion Improves retention of pellet hardness Pet-food Gravy Rapidly thickens the gravy Retards softening of the pellet Imparts a desirable gloss to wetted surfaces Prepared Foods Extruded Onion Rings or Snacks Instant Fried Noodles Instant Hot Cereal Instant Dressings, Soup Mixes, Spice Mixes, and Dips Aids emulsion Increases breaking strength Hydrates quickly Stabilizes and thickens dry mixes Sauces and Savory Products Barbeque Sauce Cheese Sauce Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Pickle Relish Salad Dressings Table/Pancake Syrup Fruit Preps and Jams Cost-effective thickener and stabilizer Controls and reduces syneresis Additional Information Regulatory Status Cellulose gum complies with the requirements of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21 section 182.1745, “Substances Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) for use in foods and meets the monograph requirements set forth in the Food Chemicals Codex, current edition. Cellulose gum also conforms to the purity criteria of E466 as mentioned in the Annex of EC directive 2008/84/EC and amendments. An ADI (acceptable daily intake) of “not specified” has been allocated by the Scientific Committee of the EU and the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives. Labeling “Cellulose Gum”, accepted as a common or usual name for purified sodium carboxymethylcellulose, may be used in food label ingredient statements. Manufacturing Site Hopewell, Virginia, U.S.

Chromabond™ S-100 polymer

Chromabond™ S-100 polymer is a premium dye-transfer inhibiton polymer.  It inhibits dye transfer from one garment to another during the laundry process. Chromabond S-100 polymer is a vinyl pyridine-based polymer that contains betaine functionality that is compatible with anionic detergent ingredients. The polymer demonstrates superior complexing of fugitive dyes at cost-effective levels. Home Care Features and Benefits: functions as a dye transfer inhibitor and anti-soil redeposition agent complexes with dyes and other aromatics to prevent color transfer inhibits the transfer of a wide range of dye types prevents deposition of oil and clay-based soils on a range of fabrics Home Care Applications: liquid detergents color care laundry products

Cran-Max™ cranberry concentrate

who has a solution for urinary tract health? we do. Research shows that PACs, particularly A-type PACs, of which cranberries are a rich source, support urinary tract health. Anthocyanins, which are also found in cranberries and are natural anti-oxidants, support overall health. Cran-Max™ provides a good source of PACs and anthocyanins. descriptionCran-Max™ is a concentrated whole fruit cranberry extract. It is made from 100% of the cranberry. Cran-Max™ contains no carriers, no solvents, no added sweeteners, and no flavorings or added colors. Cranberries provide a rich source of anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins (PACs) and are a better source of these than almost any other fruit. benefitsDid you know that many cranberry juice drinks contain mostly sugar and water, and are only about 27−33% cranberry juice? One 500 mg dose of Cran-Max™ provides the same amount of anthocyanins as 7 glasses of cranberry juice cocktail, without all the sugar. Cran-Max™ is the only cranberry concentrate made using the patented Bio-Shield™ technology. Bio-Shield™ is designed to protect the anthocyanins and phenols from destruction by gastric acid in the stomach.  

Culminal™ & Benecel™ methyl cellulose derivatives

Methyl cellulose derivatives are widely used in advanced ceramics as e.g. green strength binders for ceramic extrusion. Examples are emission control ceramics as well as catalyst carriers for use in industrial processes). Depending on the chemistry of the binder (or combinations of binders used) the rheological profile changes. The formulations can be fine-tuned by picking the right binder or binder combination to: achieve the correct plasticity of the ceramic mass improve / secure excellent extrudability control extrusion pressure allow extrusion in a specific temperature window depending on extruder design lead to the desired green strength through optimized gel formation (thermal gelation) and strength support the controlled drying process burn out almost residue-free during the firing process due to the organic nature of the binder Culminal™ & Benecel™ products are available in: different chemistries (MC, MHEC, MHPC) various substitution levels, depending on end application needs low to very high molecular weight very fine to coarse particle size treated for easy incorporation into water (retarded solubility) or non-treated     

Culminal™ FS modified cellulose ethers for fast setting ternary systems

A new line of specific Culminal FS™ (fast setting) grades has been developed for ternary binder systems requiring extremely fast strength development. Culminal FS™ is designed to support a one-solution approach eliminating the need for additional thickener systems like organoclays and starch ethers. Culminal FS products for tile adhesives based on ternary binder systems (high alumina cement / portland cement / gypsum) allow manufacture of adhesives giving excellent sag resistance for vertical application without need for additional rheology modifiers and, using the same formulation, with an increased water dosage, for fixing horizontally applied tiles, where limited sag resistance, however, excellent adhesive transfer is needed.

Culminal™ Plus methylcellulose

largely provides long visual open and excellent adhesive transfer and gives additional security What is Culminal™ plus methylcellulose? Culminal™ plus methylcellulose product line focuses on fixing large format tiles in order to reach an excellent adhesive transfer applicable to many formulations. Why choose Culminal™ plus methylcellulose? This solution revolutionizes the tile industry, not only to help you strongly adhere your large format tiles but also: improve “adhesive transfer” help adhesive stay wet and workable extend the open time at longer embedding times give better fraction pattern after pull-off gain additional insurance and security under practice conditions By incorporating Culminal™ plus methylcellulose into your formulations, your products will: delay unwanted film formation or drying of the surface caused by unfavorable climatic conditions (like high temperature, low humidity and high air circulation) allow for different viscosities and modification levels (depending on the final product requirements in terms of workability, water demand as well as sag resistance required) Ashland has developed a wide range of cellulosic products to offer you the best workable attachment for your cementitious (tile) adhesives:      

Culminal™ UP modified methylhydroxyethylcellulose

Culminal™ UP modified methylhydroxyethylcellulose for premium cementitious adhesives Culminal™ UP (Ultimate Performance) modified methylhydroxyethylcellulose is a new concept of modified methyl cellulose derivatives used in premium cementitious adhesive formulations (e.g. tile adhesives, ETICS adhesives). There are a number of key performance gaps in today’s formulations, which are addressed with the Culminal™ UP modified methylhydroxyethylcellulose concept such as: faster strength development higher final tensile strength excellent workability & sag resistance improved setting at low temperatures cost savings due to reduction / elimination of accelerators and opportunity to reformulate towards different binder types (e.g. CEM II) and/or levels Culminal™ UP offers improved strength development minimal impact on cement hydration Many commonly used additives such as cellulose ethers, redispersible polymer powders, starch ethers and other functional additives have a negative impact on the setting profile of ordinary portland cement-based systems. Furthermore, the use of composite cements is growing due to their lower carbon dioxide footprint (CEM II, CEM III). This trend can also negatively impact strength development. Culminal™ UP modified methylhydroxyethylcellulose has been developed with one aim: to have as little impact on cement hydration as possible, ensuring high early and final tensile strength values while still providing excellent sag resistance and workability. To achieve this Ashland uses a new methylcellulose chemistry, which is optimized to achieve the ultimate performance. reduction or elimination of set accelerators To overcome the negative effects described earlier many formulations are accelerated e.g. with calcium formate. This adds another costly component into formulations. Ashland has proven that significant reduction or elimination of accelerators can be achieved using Culminal™ UP modified methylhydroxyethylcellulose instead of regular modified methyl cellulose derivatives. This leads to simplification of formulations and can result in significant overall formulation cost savings. The graph shows 4 formulations comparing Culminal™ with Culminal™ UP with and without accelerator in the same formulation. As can be seen regular Culminal™ shows the slowest setting and Culminal™ UP leads to the fastest strength development. The curves of Culminal™ UP shows almost the same strength development as regular Culminal™ with additional use of calcium formate as accelerator. The choice of a different type of modified methylhydroxyethylcellulose can lead to drastic reduction of setting time, in this example by ca. 50%. The absolute setting time values depend on cement quality and overall formulation design. comparison of different modified methylhydroxyethylcellulose chemistries in light weight CTA at 5°C Early and final strengths development in CTA is significantly improved by using Culminal™ UP modified methylhydroxyethylcellulose. This offers room for cement or RDP reduction or use of lower cost cement (CEM II, CEM III). strength development at lower temperatures As the speed of cement hydration is also impacted by temperature, many formulations become very “slow” in colder conditions. Using Culminal™ UP faster strength development can be achieved at lower temperatures when compared to regular modified cellulose ethers used today. key benefits: faster strength development  highly efficient in cold climates higher final tensile strength overall formulation cost saving potential. Elimination of accelerator using Culminal UP modified methylhydroxyethylcellulose has led to 2-4% cost saving without impact on final product properties. advantages of Culminal™ UP modified methylhydroxyethylcellulose available Culminal™ UP grades Culminal™ UP 1530 Culminal™ UP 1540 Culminal™ UP 1560 Culminal™ UP 3010   

Culminal™ methylcellulose derivatives

Culminal™ methylcellulose (MC) derivatives help building materials apply more easily and perform better. Culminal products provide water retention, workability and cohesiveness to mixtures. They are also used to control thickening, water demand, open time, sag resistance, strength and other important properties of the final product. Culminal methylcellulose derivatives include MHEC and MHPC chemistries, mostly as formulated solutions and tailored towards use in specific end products aiming to meet well defined end product property profiles and help achieving and exceeding national and international standards. Culminal products are also available with retarded hydration to allow use in ready-to-use building materials. Culminal methylcellulose derivatives have applications in cementitious adhesives, gypsum plasters and fillers, joint compounds, renders and skim coats, self-leveling underlayments and floor screeds, and many more. Ashland offers specific product lines of formulated solutions to address specific needs : Culminal ™ UP - special products for lowest possible impact on cement hydration (faster setting) Culminal™ Plus - for improved open time in cementitious adhesives Culminal™ C and M series – universal products

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Dextrol™ and Strodex™ phosphate ester surfactants

Dextrol™ and Strodex™ phosphate ester surfactants improve gloss, color acceptance and water sensitivity in waterborne paint and coatings. They are superior wetting and dispersing agents for a variety of end uses. They help improve dispersion of pigments during processing and also serve to enhance surface wetting and reduce flash rusting. In addition to direct addition to waterborne paints and coatings formulations, they are also widely used to disperse pigments and stabilize universal colorant concentrates and as an emulsion stabilizer in emulsion polymerization production of synthetic latex resins for paints, coatings, adhesives and numerous other applications how to control the paint structure for optimal application properties?          

Disintex™ disintegrants

The Disintex™ disintegrants series – Disintex 75 and 200 disintegrants – provide tablet disintegration.  Disintex disintegrants rapidly absorb water on contact to swell and create internal stress points that will break up tablets. home care features and benefits swells with high hydrostatic pressure for rapid tablet break-up provides rapid dispersion of tablets with low residues after rinsing offers low tablet friability home care applications automatic dishwashing detergent tablets dishwashing water softener tablets laundry tablets household tablets product chemistry typical average particle size Disintex 75 disintegrant PVPP ~25- 75 microns Disintex 200 disintegrant proprietary blend of PVPP ~150- 200 microns

Drewplus* L-3200 and Drewplus* L-3210

next generation dissolution defoamers in emulsion form excellent micro foam control and compatibility in water-based industrial coatings and decorative coatings The water-based industrial coatings market for wood, metal and plastic is an innovative market searching for continuous improvement in coating properties and the way these coatings are applied. New developed coating formulations are using the latest binder technologies and must comply with the latest regulatory demands. Controlling application and production foaming can be challenging, especially in considering a wide variety of coating application techniques. Finding the right balance between defoaming activity and compatibility is the key. features: can be used universally in water-based clear and pigmented formulations prevents micro- and macro-foam particularly suitable for airless spray applied formulations suitable for low shear applied industrial coatings (curtain, flow, dip) highly compatible (minimized risk of surface defects) A benefit of emulsion technology versus concentrates is the ease of use. The pre-emulsified hydrophobic polymers disperse rapidly which make them easy to incorporate in different coating formulations with a minimum amount of energy input while performance is maintained. This results in smooth, foam free coating surfaces and no adverse effect on gloss and transparency. The use of emulsion technology can be very cost effective compared to concentrates as good results can be achieved at equal or only slightly elevated dosages. From a regulatory perspective, according to the REACH SVHC candidate list, updated by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) latest on 25th June 2020, Drewplus* L-3200 and Drewplus* L-3210 foam control agents do not contain any SVHC substances above 0.1%. applications:Independent on which binder technology is used, Drewplus* L-3200 and Drewplus* L-3210 foam control agents are very suitable for mainly transparent, but also pigmented spray applied topcoats (air, hvlp, airmix, airless). The high ease of incorporation and good compatibility make the emulsions as well very suitable for low viscosity water-based coating systems applied by flow, dip, curtain coating or roller and brush. bringing dissolution technology to the next level offering: *tradename owned by a third party        

Drewplus* L-3500/L-3510 foam control agents

Drewplus* L-3500 foam control agent is formulated for use in water-based coatings, particularly pigmented, but also in clear systems. Drewplus* L-3510 foam control agent is formulated for use in water-based clear coatings. benefits: excellent macro and micro foam control great balance between activity and compatibility economical in use excellent storage stability reduced¹ SVHC content; no reference on MSDS micro foam control through dissolutionMicro-foam viewed through a digital microscope. Pictures show the dissolving of micro-bubbles in time after airless application of a waterborne transparent coating on glass Ashland micro foam control through dissolution timelapse video *tradename owned by a third party ¹ it does do not contain any substances mentioned in the REACH SVHC candidate list at or above 0,1 % updated by ECHA on July 16, 2019     

Drewplus* foam control agents

Take control of your foam with Drewplus* foam control agents Drewplus* foam control agents (FCA) from Ashland are leading technologies within an ever-expanding portfolio of additives that improve the performance of decorative paints and industrial coatings, as well as water-based adhesives, graphic art systems, polymers and polymer dispersions Drewplus* foam control agents are formulated without the use of alkylphenolethoxylates (APEO) and are available in a variety of cost-effective chemistries based on mineral oils and renewably-sourced components. For high-performance coatings, Drewplus* polysiloxane-based compounds and emulsions deliver proven results using proprietary quick bubble-break and dissolution technologies to control foam and improve the flow and levelling properties in multiple industrial and specialty applications. *tradename owned by a third party

Drew™ and Drewplus™ powder defoamers

Drew™ powder and Drewplus™ liquid defoamers are polyols and fatty acid ester foam control agents for use in ready-to use and dry-mix formulations. Drew powder defoamers are especially effective for use in building applications such as self-levelling compounds and water-proofing membranes, partly also in highly polymer modified cementitious adhesives whereas Drewplus liquid defoamers find excellent applicability in ready-to-use building materials. Drew and Drewplus defoamers are typically effective at dosage levels between 0.1-1.0 percent by weight on total formulation. A flowable product, Drew powder defoamer can be easily mixed into dry blend formulations, which are then dispersed in water before application. The addition of Drew powder defoamers results in low foaming solutions or pastes with low entrained air content. In some dry system formulations, Drew powder defoamer reduces clumping. 

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EBT-XD

Gafchromic™ films are designed to provide fast and highly accurate measurements for radiotherapy applications. When used with specifically designed Film QA Pro™ software, Gafchromic™ film provides the most complete and accurate dosimetric measurement. Instant high- resolution images provide the high data integrity needed to increase confidence and peace of mind for both the physicist and the patient alike. EBT-XD films are an extended dose film designed for patient quality assurance including, but not limited to, SRS, SRBT, small-field dosimetry, and hypofractionated treatments. Dose Range: 0.4 GY – 40 GY Energy Range: 100 KeV into the MV range product  format product code EBT-XD 8”x10”, 25 sheets per box 859138 Contact us today to learn more.      

EBT3

Gafchromic™ films are designed to provide fast and highly accurate measurements for radiotherapy applications. When used with specifically designed Film QA Pro™ software, Gafchromic™ film provides the most complete and accurate dosimetric measurement. Instant high- resolution images provide the high data integrity needed to increase confidence and peace of mind for both the physicist and the patient alike. EBT3 films are designed for patient and machine quality assurance including, but not limited to, IMRT, VMAT, brachytherapy, Star Shot test, Picket Fence test, and Flatness and Symmetry test. Dose Range: 0.1 GY – 10 GY Energy Range: 100 KeV into the MV range product  format product code EBT3-810 8”x10”, 25 sheets per box 828204 EBT3-1417 12.8”x17”, 10 sheets per box 828206 EBT3P* 8”x10”, 25 sheets per box 841975 *Gafchromic™ EBT3P is designed to fit Gafchromic™ Quick Phantom for End-to-End Testing   Contact us today to learn more.      

Easy-Wet™ 20 wetting agent

Easy-Wet™ 20 wetting agent is a proprietary super-wetting agent based on N-Octyl-2-Pyrrolidone in a convenient-to-use liquid form. Easy-Wet 20 wetting agent is a cost-effective, premium wetter/surfactant suitable for household, industrial and institutional cleaning, textiles, pigments, agricultural and other industrial applications where superior wetting and spreading performance is required. home care features and benefits is a powerful wetting agent at low use levels promotes detergent spreading by reducing dynamic and equilibrium surface tension improves cleaning reduces dynamic and equilibrium surface tension home care applications dishwashing detergents laundry detergents all-purpose cleaners glass and floor cleaners

EasySperse™ polymers

EasySperse™ polymers are effective dispersants of hydrophobic actives. EasySperse polymer is based on a copolymer of the monobutyl/ethyl ester of poly (methyl vinyl ether/maleic acid) partially neutralized with sodium hydroxide. The material is supplied as a 25 percent aqueous solution and is an excellent film-former. EasySperse P-20 polymer is a spray-dried, optimized composite polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and methyl vinyl ether/maleic acid half ester. It offers superior stability of hydrophobic actives and excellent compatibility with formulation ingredients.

EcoDura™ aqueous fluidized polymer suspensions (FPS)

EcoDura™ aqueous fluidized polymer suspensions (FPS) of a.o. hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC), designed for use in drilling and completion fluids, and oil-well cement slurries. EcoDura aqueous fluidized polymer suspensions are a high-solids (20 percent by weight), pourable and pumpable FPS of a.o. a variety of HEC grades designed to provide both good water retention and rheology control of oil-well servicing fluids. Depending upon the molecular weight of the suspended HEC, EcoDura aqueous fluidized polymer suspensions are an effective fluid rheology modifier, fluid loss reducer, suspending agent and lubricant. EcoDura aqueous fluidized polymer suspensions are versatile – easily dispersed and dissolved in cold or hot water to produce solutions of varying viscosities.

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Flexcryl™  pressure sensitive adhesives 

Flexcryl™ adhesives are designed for a wide range of pressure-sensitive applications. Our coater-ready formulations meet the most stringent performance requirements in the labeling industry.

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Gafchromic™ Quick™ Phantom

The Gafchromic™ Quick™ Phantom was designed for fast and accurate end-to-end testing for patient treatment verification. Gafchromic™ EBT3P film is customized EBT3 film for use in the Quick™ Phantom. The EBT3P film has holes in the film that correspond to the pins in the Quick™ Phantom to prevent film movement and provides automated registration. The Quick™ Phantom  offers unprecedented speed, convenience and accuracy for Radiation Therapy QA procedures using radiochromic film. features: phantom body- two slabs of Plastic Water water-equivalent to within 1% from 160 keV to 25 MeV dimensions: 29 x 32 x 5 cm3 phantom positioning –with a standard two-pin indexing bar the groove located on the bottom of the phantom, the Quick™ Phantom provides quick, accurate and repeatable positioning of the phantom on both CT and treatment couches film position is indexed to the treatment couch allowing the comparison of the dose measurements to the treatment plan to be regarded as true end-to-end QA test of the treatment system asymmetric features and fiducial patterning for correct orientation recognition in TPS film positioning pins – The asymmetric placement of two film registration pins in the Quick™ phantom and the corresponding two-hole pattern on Gafchromic™ EBT3P film means there is only one possible orientation for the film in the phantom FilmQA Pro™ software has an unique feature that recognizes the fiducial pattern on the film image and automatically aligns it with the treatment plan for quick and accurate analysis and facilitates end-to-end QA test of the treatment system The Quick™ Phantom is also available with an optional 2 cm thick slab of Plastic Water for pin-point Ion Chamber insertion  this slab is cut to lock to center while sandwiching the film. Available for A14, A1SL, and 31016 ion chamberthe  product format product code Gafchromic™ Quick™ Phantom starter package 29 x 32 x 5 cm3 with one box of EBT3P 842062 Gafchromic™ Quick™ Phantom Insert for Ion Chamber A14 11.417” x 12.598” 864037 Gafchromic™ Quick™ Phantom Insert for Ion Chamber A1SL 11.417” x 12.598” 864038 Gafchromic™ Quick™ Phantom Insert for Ion Chamber 31016 11.417” x 12.598” 862903 Gafchromic™ EBT3P 8x10”; 25 sheets 841975         

Gafgard™ coating systems

Formulated with N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone (V-Pyrol™ vinyl pyrrolidone / RC reactive monomer).

Gafquat™ copolymer

Two VP/DMAE MA copolymers are quaternized with diethylsulfate, producing Gafquat™ 755/755N and Gafquat 734 which give transparent, glossy, tack free, flexible films. The polymers are substantive to negatively charged surfaces and compatible with anionic and amphoteric surfactants.

Galactasol™ carboxymethyl hydroxypropyl guar

Galactasol™ carboxymethyl hydroxypropyl guar (CMHPG) is an anionic guar derivative used as a gelling agent for oil and gas hydraulic fracturing fluids to suspend proppant. Galactasol CMHPG is easily soluble in cold temperature environments. Furthermore, Galactasol CMHPG polymers exhibit a good thermal stability and can be cross-linked with a number of crosslinkers.

Galactasol™ cationic guar

Galactasol™ cationic guar is used in paper for its effectiveness as a formation aid in newsprint and recycled board and for its drainage and fine retention properties.

Galactasol™ guar derivatives

Galactasol™ guar derivatives are largely used as thickeners for joint compounds and other ready-to-use building materials. They work very well in combination with cellulosic thickeners like Culminal™ methylcellulose derivatives or Natrosol™ & Natrovis hydroxyethylcellulose.     

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 anhydride side-chain hydrolyzes to produce free diacid solutions that are directly useable in oral care products.  Gantrez™ polymer diacids are available as Gantrez S polymers Applications: synthesis of denture adhesive polymers Product Grades Available: Grades Approximate Molecular Weight1 Specific Viscosity 2 AN-119 130,000 0.1-0.5 AN-139 690,000 1.0-1.5 AN-149 1,250,000 1.5-2.5 AN-169 2,000,000 2.6-3.5   1. absolute molecular weight, SEC/LALLS detector2. (1% in MEK @ 25oC), Cannon Fenske, tube Size 100  All Gantrez AN polymers are available as white powders.

Gantrez™ MS-955 polymer

Calcium/sodium PVM/MA copolymer

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 form salt bridges which crosslink the polymer chains.  It is directly usable in denture adhesive formulation. features and benefits: offers excellent bioadhesion in wet environments provides long term hold to denture adhesive creams and powders applications: denture adhesive creams and powders oral gels

Gantrez™ S polymers

PVM/MA Copolymer

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 modified with the addition of salts and bases.

Gantrez™ copolymers

Gantrez™AN copolymers contain alternating units of methylvinylether and maleic anhydride. The fundamental character of this polymerization requires that a maleic anhydride unit must be adjacent to a methylvinylether unit and vice versa, resulting in a true alternating copolymer. Gantrez AN (anhydride form) is available in the molecular weight range of 130M-2500M. The polymers are white, hygroscopic powders soluble in tetrahydrofuran (THF) and M-Pyrol™ solvent; insoluble in aliphatic and halogenated hydrocarbons. All four grades have a glass transition temperature of 151-154°C, independent of molecular weight and form transparent, tack-free films. Stabileze™ QM polymers are produced in a manner similar to that of Gantrez AN but with the added monomer decadiene present to yield a crosslinked, water-swellable resin. The polymer is a white, free-flowing powder with a glass transition temperature of approximately 150°C. The solid can be dispersed in water without coagulating, and the anhydride function will hydrolyze directly or through the action of base. A neutralized 0.5 percent solution in water at pH 7 and 25°C has a viscosity range of 45,000-70,000 cP. Gantrez S95 and S97 have repeating co-maleic acid units produced by hydrolysis of Gantrez AN. The polycarboxylic acid derivatives with a pH of ~2 at 5 percent concentration are available either as viscous solutions or white powders. The vicinal dicarboxylic acid functionality of these materials is useful in a number of applications. The free acid forms are water-soluble, giving clear and tacky films. Solution rheology can be modified by the addition of salts and bases. Gantrez MS-955 is a mixed salt of sodium/calcium and is supplied as a free-flowing powder. The copolymer is soluble in water and produces solutions with high viscosity. Ethyl, isopropyl and n-butyl half esters are produced by opening up the anhydride in alcohol. These polymers, based on AN-119, are sold as 50 percent solutions in ethanol or isopropanol. They are water soluble when neutralized greater than 40 percent using either an organic or inorganic base. Adhesive strength can be adjusted through controlling the degree of neutralization. Films are flexible, clear and glossy and have improved water resistance compared to Gantrez S.

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HD-V2

Gafchromic™ films are designed to provide fast and highly accurate measurements for Gamma and X-ray dosimetry applications. When used with specifically designed Film QA Pro™ software, Gafchromic™ film provides the most complete and accurate dosimetric measurement. Instant high- resolution images provide the high data integrity needed to increase confidence and peace of mind for both the physicist and the patient alike. HD-V2 films are an unlaminated film. Unlaminated films do not have the top layer of the film which allows for the active chemistry to be exposed. HD-V2 is designed primarily for low energy photon and electron detection, research applications, high dose dosimetry, and sterilization applications. Dose Range: Up to 1000 GY product  format product code HD-V2-810 8”x10”, 10 sheets per box 947344   Contact us today to learn more.      

HEP - N-2-Hydroxyethyl-2-Pyrrolidone

HEP N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-Pyrrolidone is unique in that it combines a high boiling point, a relatively high viscosity, and water solubility. Properties of value in slow or non- settling solutions and suspensions. Its hydrophylic character combined with strong polar solubility characteristics, suggests its use as a humectant. In addition, HEP N-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-Pyrrolidone has found interest as an extraction solvent.

HydraSperse™ stabilizer

HydraSperse 6059 stabilizer has been specially designed for dry mix applications: Hydrates quickly to maximum viscosity, hot or cold Clean, pleasant mouthfeel Clear in solution Flavorless Efficient viscosifier In dry mix beverage applications, HydraSperse 6059 stabilizer not only reaches full viscosity faster, the viscosity is stable. Unlike xanthan and guar, which continue to thicken over time leading to an unpleasant mouthfeel, HydraSperse 6059 viscosity remains at the same level. Excellent results are seen in hot beverages such as coffee and cocoa drinks or cold beverages.

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Inhibex™ gas hydrate inhibitors

Low Dose Hydrate Inhibitors (LDHIs), technology developed in the 1990s, significantly improved the options available to offshore operators in preventing type I, II and H gas hydrates, the ice-like crystals that left untreated will damage or rupture pipelines, valves and well heads located under water. These LDHIs, based on Poly VCap polymers, require less than 1 percent (wt.%) to prevent gas hydrates from forming in fields with high water cut. Inhibex™ 301 gas hydrate inhibitors, one of the first commercially available low-dose kinetic hydrate inhibitors from Ashland, remains as an alternative to thermodynamic hydrate inhibitors (THI) in some cases, and a booster to THI methods in other scenarios. Today, however, offshore oil and gas operators work within a larger spectrum of temperature and pressure conditions. Ashland has responded to requests from oilfield chemical formulators for new polymeric gas hydrate inhibitors that address more challenging operational conditions offshore (and changing regulatory requirements). The chemistry of Inhibex™ gas hydrate inhibitors continues to expand in support of higher cloud points, higher sub-cooling conditions and regulatory schemes that require the use of biodegradable chemicals.

Isogrip™ structural adhesive

Isogrip™ adhesives are user-friendly adhesives that chemically react with the presence of moisture to form a thermosetting bond. Made up of one component, 100 percent solids, they contain no VOCs or formaldehyde and are non-flammable. In a typical application, Isogrip™ adhesive is coated onto a core material and misted with a controlled amount of water. The core is then covered by the skin substrates and a stack is made. The stack is then pressed for a specific period of time. During the press cycle, the moisture reacts with the adhesive to cure. When cured, these ICC-ES recognized adhesives offer excellent resistance to water, heat, chemicals and humidity. Isogrip™ adhesives provide costs savings in both labor and materials and are easy to handle, use, clean and dispose of and will work on most substrates.     

Isoset™ structural adhesives

Isoset™ structural adhesives are two-component systems consisting of a base emulsion polymer and a crosslinking agent. Used in the fabrication of wood components such as structural finger joints, I-joists, laminated veneer lumber, vertical studs and glulam beams, Isoset adhesives are also used to bond sandwich panel components.  Suitable for bonding everything from various wood species, gypsum wallboard, hardboard, particleboard and plywood to core materials such as styrene and urethane foam, paper and aluminum honeycomb.

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Jaypol™ AT4 polymer

Jaypol™ AT4 polymer acts as thickeners of aqueous systems. Jaypol AT4 polymer is recommended for alkaline pH applications.  The polymer form aggregate networks that structure water, effectively modifying its appearance and flow. Raising viscosity with Jaypol polymer will help improve a formulation’s aesthetics, stabilize emulsions and dispersion, or improve product handling. Home Care Features and Benefits thickens aqueous cleaning products across range of pH values provides thick and rich texture and vertical cling to formulations improves formulation handling and aesthetics in use helps stabilize emulsion and dispersions Home Care Applications neutral and alkaline pH detergent compositions Grades: product chemistry Ionic charge typical pH use ranges Jaypol™ AT4 polymer hydrophobically modified alkali swellable emulsion (HASE) acrylate polymer.   anionic 6-14 Click here to learn more about Jaypol AT4 and / or to request a sample.

Jaypol™ additives

Jaypol™ additives, based on acrylic chemistry, can help lower pour points or prevent scale build-up. These premium products are geared toward demanding field conditions.

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Klucel Nutra™ PLUS multifunctional tablet binder

  Klucel Nutra™ PLUS multifunctional tablet binder is an economical, one-step excipient for direct compression tableting for nutritional supplements. Klucel Nutra™ PLUS binder provides the premium binding ability of Klucel Nutra™ modified cellulose, widely known in the nutraceutical industry for superior performance, with ideal disintegration properties for improved bioavailability. benefits Klucel Nutra™ PLUS binder is co-processed with an optimized amount of croscarmellose in a proprietary process to produce an effective, all-in-one binder-disintegrant excipient. Co-processing produces a material with superior performance as compared with a simple dry blend. In addition, co-processing creates excellent powder flowability to ensure consistent performance during commercial scale manufacturing. Achieving the desired appearance and performance of nutritional supplements, while maximizing processing efficiencies, requires optimization of the tablet binder and disintegrant. Selection and use of an ideal binder and disintegrant will impact tablet robustness (strength, plasticity, friability), bioavailability (disintegration and dissolution time, absorption), and the size and dosage level of a tablet. These attributes can significantly influence end-product differentiation in the marketplace. In addition to product performance, the use of an ideal excipient will also impact processability and cost. Any excipient must be cost effective dosage-wise, but also be easy to handle and facilitate lower processing costs during manufacturing. Klucel Nutra™ PLUS binder provides convenience and performance to dietary supplement customers.     

Klucel nutra™ modified cellulose

Hydroxypropylcellulose

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 for the Endorsement Certification (PEFC.), or both.  oral care features and benefits: exhibits plasticity and toughness offers outstanding compressibility creates tablet with high breaking force and low friability reduces tablet defects to save costs through improving yields enables smaller tablets, depending on formulation ideal direct compression tablet manufacturing process  vegan suitable oral care applications: tablets oral care grades: Selecting the grade of Klucel nutra™ modified cellulose for oral care tablets will depend on the formulation and tablet process. There are 2 grades available that differ by particle size. A good starting point is the Klucel nutra™ d modified cellulose.   

Klucel™ MS hydroxypropylcellulose in marine coatings

who helps marine primers sail ahead of the rest? we do. Ashland launches Klucel™ MS, a new grade of hydroxypropyl cellulose as a thickener and anti-sagging agent for inorganic zinc rich primers. This brand new HPC technology enables a major improvement in dissolution speed in polar organic solvents, including methanol, isopropyl alcohol and xylene. Furthermore, the thickening efficiency has significantly improved compared to conventional HPCs. Zinc-rich primers are used to protect steel surfaces from corrosion, principally through cathodic galvanic protection. Inorganic zinc rich primers typically use a silicate binder to promote zinc adhesion to the surface. Inorganic zinc-rich primers often contain higher zinc levels versus organic zinc primers. The combination of higher zinc levels and reactive silicate binders may provide superior corrosion resistance compared to theirorganic counterparts. Klucel™ MS HPC is suitable for permanent and temporary coatings sprayed onto ship panels prior to welding: permanent inorganic zinc rich primers temporary inorganic zinc ‘shop’ primers (B part) benefits Klucel™ MS hydroxypropyl cellulose is a non-ionic water-soluble cellulose ether with a versatile combination of properties: designed for rapid dissolution in organic solvents provides highest thickening efficiency against chemistries commonly used as thickeners and anti-sagging agents for solvent based zinc-rich primers soluble in water and multiple polar organic solvents used to control viscosity and gives smooth and clear solution     

Klucel™ hydroxypropylcellulose

Hydroxypropyl cellulose products are very special in their properties. Being soluble both in water and polar organic solvents it offers very large choice of solvents or solvent combinations to be used in. This opens a lot of application fields from die pressing over slip and tape casting and, due to Its thermoplastic character, makes it an excellent chemistry to be used in injection molding processes, where the binder melts/liquifies upon temperature increase, flows nicely and upon cooling supports the often complex ceramic parts to stay in shape. Some examples for injection molding applications are bio-ceramics & aerospace parts such as turbine blades, but there are many more. Klucel™ Hydroxypropyl cellulose also leads to very flexible films and reduces brittleness. Klucel™ products are available in: low to very high molecular weight very fine to coarse particle size     

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Liberty™ water-soluble polymer suspension

Liberty water-soluble polymer suspension (FPS) is a thickener/rheology modifier that is most useful in paper coatings. This product has outstanding water-retention, coating holdout, coating runnability and handling properties. As a result, Liberty FPS has been found to offer superior performance advantages compared to traditional thickeners. It provides water retention, improved runnability, enhanced gloss, smoothness, print mottle reduction and brightness in pigmented coatings.

Lubrajel* BA hydrogel

Lubrajel BA hydrogel is a novel solution for mouth moisturization that provides a 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. Lubrajel BA hydrogel offers the following features and benefits: provides hydration adds shear thinning characteristics, just like natural saliva enhances mucoadhesion to help hold moisture in the mouth provides cohesive rheological properties supplies lubricity for pleasant saliva-like mouth feel applications: mouthwashes mouth moisturizers mouth sprays and gels *Lubrajel is a registered trademark of United-Guardian, Inc.

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MD-V3

Gafchromic™ films are designed to provide fast and highly accurate measurements for Gamma and X-ray dosimetry applications. When used with specifically designed Film QA Pro™ software, Gafchromic™ film provides the most complete and accurate dosimetric measurement. Instant high- resolution images provide the high data integrity needed to increase confidence and peace of mind for both the physicist and the patient alike. MD-V3 films are designed for machine quality assurance including, but not limited to, dose-mapping, research applications, high dose dosimetry, and sterilization applications. Dose Range: Up to 100 GY product  format product code MD-V3-55 5”x5”, 5 sheets per box 828213 MD-V3-810 8”x10”, 10 sheets per box 907432   Contact us today to learn more. 

MicroBeads™ encapsulates

MicroBeads encapsulates are produced with JetCutter Technology, using rotating cutting wires to create hydrogel beads from a continuous jet of viscous fluid. The resulting droplets are transformed into solidified beads through immersion in a bath of hardening solution. This produces a uniform bead matrix that can contain high levels of encapsulated material. Naturally-derived materials such as chitosan, alginate and carrageenan can be used as the matrix material. MicroBeads encapsulates are produced in sizes ranging from 250 μm to 3,000 μm in diameter. They can be used to encapsulate a wide range of materials, including oils, pigments and harmless bacteria. Delivery triggers vary from dilution to pressure and temperature. Recently developed wax-based MicroBeads encapsulates have been designed with melting points as high as 70°C to 75°C.

MicroCapsules™ encapsulates

MicroCapsules encapsulates are produced via complex coacervation, using naturally-derived gelatin and acacia (gum arabic) as the principal wall materials – from 15μm to 2,000 μm in diameter. Visible MicroCapsules encapsulates have a minimum diameter of 500 μm and can be used in otherwise clear or homogeneously opaque carriers to provide a striking visual impact, while delivering actives or other ingredients with beneficial properties. MicroCapsules encapsulates are invisible in the 15 μm to 50 μm range, and can be used to deliver long-lasting fragrance or other active ingredients onto substrates such as fabrics. The optimization of size, core content and wall structure allows the properties of the microcapsules to be controlled and used as a delivery system in a wide range of formulations.

Micropowder™ iron

There are two product families, the S grades and R grades. The S grades are standard iron grades with a purity level of approximately 97.5 percent. The impurity is comprised of carbon, oxygen and nitrogen and is the cause of the iron particle’s unique onionskin structure. R grades are high-purity iron grades with an average purity of 99.5 percent. Through a hydrogen reduction process most of the residual carbon and nitrogen have been removed from the iron particle producing a higher purity iron grade which is lower in durometer hardness and lacking the unique onionskin structure.

Micropure™ EG solvent

Micropure EG (electronic grade) solvent, a high purity grade of N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP), is used to prepare solutions of polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) for use as a cathode binder. Cathode slurries produced with Micropure EG solvent have ideal characteristics for coating on aluminum foil and for use in a solvent recovery systems. Produced in a world-class ISO-accredited plant, Micropure EG solvent meets the exacting standards for low color, and low moisture and metal content required by the lithium-ion battery market. For example, the product specifications for color, moisture content and metal content are: • Low color <= 20 APHA • Low moisture content <= 200 ppm • Low metal content, confirmed in testing for more than 20 metals, e.g., sodium <= 10 ppb

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NMP - N methyl 2 pyrrolidone (M-Pyrol™ solvent)

M-Pyrol solvent, a lower alkyl pyrrolidone, is an extremely powerful and versatile aprotic solvent. With its high boiling point, low vapor pressure and high stability, it is an effective solvent in numerous industry applications and can be used as a co-solvent with water, alcohols and other organic substances. M-Pyrol solvent is extremely resistant to hydrolysis from pH 2-10, even at elevated temperatures. Beyond these limits, hydrolysis to 4-(methylamino) butanoic acid occurs at a rate dependent on pH and temperature. A large body of chemistry has been developed on the reactions of strong nucleophiles with M-Pyrol solvent. High-purity, low amine and low trace-metal grades are sold under the Micropure™ tradename for the electronics industry and Pharmasolve™ trademane for the pharmaceutical industry.

NMP N-methyl 2 pyrrolidone (M-Pyrol™ solvent)

M-Pyrol solvent is an excellent polymer solvent, paint and photoresist stripper, paint coalescent, industrial cleaner, and extraction solvent. Its N-Methyl 2 pyrrolidone structure is extremely resistant to hydrolysis from pH 2-10, even at elevated temperatures.

Natrosol Performax™ hydroxyethylcellulose

Natrosol™ Performax hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) is a breakthrough paint-thickening technology. It comprises a range of hydroxyethylcellulose thickeners that delivers unprecedented process flexibility and quality control to paint manufacturers. The patented technology triggers rapid and complete dispersion in any water-based medium, even under low shear conditions. This allows manufacturers to add HEC in dry form at any point of the manufacturing process, eliminating extra process steps such as the preparation of pre-slurries or dissolutions of HEC, saving operational costs. The end result is a faster, more efficient, less costly production process. In addition, Natrosol Performax thickeners enhance paint quality and preserve critical performance characteristics, such as efficient thickening, stability, color compatibility and sag resistance. Ashland's Natrosol thickeners have been the leading HEC thickeners for waterborne architectural coatings for more than 50 years. The line includes the original Natrosol HEC, for multiple uses; Natrosol B HEC, for enzyme-resistant architectural coatings; Natrosol Plus hydrophobically modified hydroxyethylcellulose (HMHEC), offering outstanding spatter resistance and improved high-shear viscosity, and Natrosol FPS™ fluidized polymer suspensions, for customers needing solvent-free liquid versions.  

Natrosol™ / Natrovis hydroxyethylcellulose

Natrosol™ & Natrovis hydroxyethylcellulose are largely used as thickeners for joint compounds and other ready-to-use building materials. Hydroxyethylcellulose is offered in different viscosity levels (molecular weights), particle size distribution and are available as regular HEC or more enzyme resistant HEC. You also have the choice to use retarded solubly types, which simplify preparation of solutions and incorporation into the final products. Next to ready-to-use systems like joint compounds or synthetic plasters Natrosol™ and Natrovis products are used in dry mortars e.g. for stabilization of self-leveling underlayments or anti-bleeding agent in underwater concrete.     

Natrosol™ B hydroxyethylcellulose

Natrosol™ B hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC) delivers all the benefits of standard Natrosol HEC, but in addition, offers enzyme resistance (biostability). This best-in-class, bio-resistant HEC will maintain stability even in the presence of cellulose enzyme produced by microbial activity. Natrosol B HEC grades for paints and coatings applications are typically glyoxylated (R-treated) for ease of incorporation. In latex architectural paints, Natrosol B HEC is know for superior color performance, stability, shear-thinning, application properties and sag resistance.

Natrosol™ FPS fluidized polymer suspension

Natrosol™ FPS fluidized polymer suspensions are solvent-free liquid versions of Natrosol hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC). Virtually all viscosity grades of Natrosol commonly used in paint and coatings, including Regular, B-types and Natrosol Plus, are also available in a fluidized (FPS) version. HEC polymer is pre-dispersed in a stabilized aqueous media, creating an easy-to-handle, pourable, pumpable liquid cellulosic thickener. Natrosol FPS can be easily added to the grind, but is most advantageous when added directly to the let-down stage of paint making, where it readily disperses and incorporates quickly without lumping. FPS is also commonly used as a post-thickener to adjust the final viscosity of finished batches.

Natrosol™ Plus hydrophobically modified hydroxyethylcellulose

Natrosol™ Plus hydrophobically modified hydroxyethylcellulose (HMHEC) delivers all the benefits of Natrosol B HEC along with outstanding spatter resistance and improved high-shear viscosity. Natrosol Plus HMHEC is an associative thickener and thickens through multiple mechanisms. In addition to the hydrogen-bonding and chain entanglement, typical of standard HEC, Natrosol Plus is hydrophobically modified and readily forms weak, three-dimensional networks via hydrophobe association. This associative thickening mechanism provides the best spatter resistance in the industry but does not suffer from the formulation sensitivity typical of synthetic associative thickeners (SATs). Natrosol Plus modified HEC is a white, free-flowing powder that is readily incorporated into paints. It is also available as a pumpable liquid as Natrosol Plus 330 fluidized polymer suspension.

Natrosol™ hydroxyethylcellulose

Hydroxyethyl cellulose products find use in various ceramic shaping processes. Low molecular weight products are being used in e.g. ceramic slips for die pressing, slip- and tape casting. Higher molecular weight HEC is used in ceraminc extrusion processes, where it supports extrusion at higher temperatures. Natrosol™ products are available in: various substitution levels, depending on end application needs low to very high molecular weight very fine to coarse particle size treated for easy incorporation into water (retarded solubility) or non-treated     

Natrosol™ hydroxyethylcellulose liquid additives

These additives are environmentally friendly¹ and available as anhydrous solvent based suspensions. ¹Contains no hazardous or toxid compounds

Nexton™ water-soluble polymers

Nexton specialty water-soluble polymers are a family of nonionic additives. Their unique chemistries provide distinctive textures in cement, gypsum- and latex-based products improving workability, cohesiveness and appearance of building material. Nexton products have been developed specifically for masonry systems and tape joint compounds and also find application in gypsum plasters and renders.

NordicCherry® tart cherry extract

who helps you recover muscle strength faster? we do. Ashland is strengthening the game in sports nutrition with biotech company, Specnova, and has been named as their exclusive U.S. distributor for NordicCherry®† tart cherry extract. NordicCherry® tart cherry extract is one of the most bioactive, full-spectrum, whole fruit tart cherry extracts on the market. It enhances exercise recovery and enables the consumer to recover faster after a work out. the tart cherry difference Tart cherries are naturally high in -  proanthocyanins anthocyanins phenolic acids One of the most bioactive, full spectrum, whole fruit cherry extracts on the market, NordicCherry® tart cherries are grown and processed in Denmark. recover faster  NordicCherry® tart cherry extract improves recovery of muscle strength enhances exercise recovery reduces soreness after exercise promotes joint health and mobility provides powerful antioxidant support differentiated solution 500mg low daily dose broad spectrum bioactive profile clean, water extraction process traceable from farm to finished powder nearly flavorless non-GMO, Kosher and Halal certified dairy-free, soy-free vegetarian and vegan suitable Do you want to know more? Request information or a sample from an Ashland solver.   †NordicCherry® is a registered trademark of SpecNova

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Optiphen HD preservative booster

1,2-Hexanediol

Diols can influence the overall microbial stability due to their water binding properties. They are widely used in skin care, hair care, wet wipes, toiletries and color cosmetics. With their moisturizing and solubilizing properties, they are considered to be multifunctional. Their neutral smell and wide pH tolerance makes them suitable for many applications. In emulsions the Diols should be added at the post-emulsification stage, to enhance their availability at the water/oil interface.  Optiphen™ HD preservative booster offers the following benefits: Moisturizing agent Solvent for active ingredients Humectant Preservative booster Applications: Hair Care: Leave-on and Rinse-off formulations Skin Care: Leave-on and Risne-off formulations pH: 2-10 Recommended use levels: 0.5 - 3%

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Perluxan™ hops cones extract botanical support for joint health

Keeping active is an important contributor to quality of life and overall health maintenance. People with joint discomfort may be reluctant to engage in physical activity. Lack of physical activity over a long period of time can impact a person’s ability to enjoy life. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of people affected by joint complaints is expected to rise. If you are seeking an ingredient for joint support, Perluxan™ extract may be the right solution for your formulation needs. Perluxan™ hops cones extract may help support normal joint function. Our technical team will be happy to discuss further whether Perluxan extract or one of our other products is the best product for you. key features and benefits Perluxan™ extract may mitigate the effects of nitric oxide and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)—some of the compounds that are responsible for inflammation and pain. One in vitro study showed that alpha-acid hops extracts, like Perluxan™ extract, inhibited nitric oxide response in mouse macrophage cells. In another, alpha-acids extracted from hops were effective in inhibiting COX-2 in CACO-2 cells. In the second part of the study, human subjects submitted blood samples for analysis. Perluxan™ extract was shown to be effective at COX-2 inhibition for nine hours. In a separate study, participants reported that Perluxan™ extract had a fast-acting effect on relieving joint discomfort, as compared with a placebo, two hours after the first dose. Perluxan™ extract is gentle on the gut. A study published in Phytochemistry measured the fecal calprotectin content of subjects who had consumed a modified hops extract. This biomarker was used as a surrogate for evaluation of gastrointestinal inflammation. After 14 days, hops extract induced no change in fecal calprotectin, whereas consumption of ibuprofen increased the marker 200%. advantages the active compounds in Perluxan™ extract reduce inflammatory markers in laboratory tests (in vitro and ex vivo) plant-derived alternative to relieve joint discomfort no indication of gastrointestinal irritation fast absorption supported by studies functional ingredient from a food source, not a drug  

Peroxydone™ complexes

PVP (and) Hydrogen Peroxide

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 and formulation thickening. Features and Benefits: releases hydrogen peroxide for oxidative whitening are supplied as very stable powders act as excellent film formers, tablet binders or disintegrants provide a range of solubilities, substantivity and viscosities Applications: teeth whiteners Grades: grades base polymer K-30 PVP XL-10 crosslinked PVP

Pharmasolve™ N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone

Pharmasolve™ N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) is a versatile solubilizer for one-component systems. It is a water-miscible polar aprotic solvent with high interfacial activity. Pharmasolve™ NMP is manufactured in a facility with ISO 9001:2015 and EXCiPACT GMP certifications. It is used as a drug solubilizer and penetration enhancer in human and animal parenteral dosage forms.

Phase 2™ carb controller for reduced starch absorption

Phase 2™ is a proprietary, natural ingredient derived from the white kidney bean. Phase 2™ is not a stimulant; it works by reducing the enzymatic digestion of dietary starches. Phase 2™ has been clinically shown to reduce the digestion and absorption of dietary starches by up to 66%. benefitsPhase 2™ has been extensively studied; more than 14 clinical studies have been conducted in the past 15 years. Phase 2™ is a market leader, and has been used successfully in multiple products worldwide. Phase 2™ white kidney bean extract has been reviewed by U.S. FDA to permit structure/function claims: “may reduce enzymatic digestion of dietary starch” “may assist in weight control when used with diet and exercise” Additionly, Phase 2™ has a license from the Natural Health Products Directorate of Canada, in which the following uses are authorized: “at 6 capsules (3000 mg) per day: Assists in weight management when used with a program of reduced intake of dietary calories and increasedphysical activity.” “at 4–6 capsules (2,000–3,000 mg) per day: Provides support for healthy glucose metabolism following a carbohydrate rich meal.”Phase 2™ has also been shown to have efficacy for pets. 88% of dogs in a multi-clinic study lost weight. advantages supports weight management structure/function claims support solvent-free self-affirmed GRAS status made from U.S.-grown white kidney beans non-GMO Do you want to know more? Request information or a sample from an Ashland solver.  

Phyteq™ raspberry multifunctional

Raspberry Ketone, recognized by consumers as natural

who brings the power of raspberry to oral care? we do. Harnessing the power of raspberries, phyteq™ raspberry multifunctional technology is a natural antimicrobial technology discovered with the help of artificial intelligence.   It has demonstrated benefits in boosting the preservation of mouthwash as well as synergies with common oral care antimicrobials. It also has antioxidant benefits. facts about raspberry ketone Raspberry ketone is part of a family of natural molecules called phenylpropanoids known to protect against microorganisms, such as green tea catechins, and benzoic acid. In nature It occurs in a variety of fruits, including raspberries. Ashland offers two grade of the multi-functional technology: Phyteq™ raspberry  N A COSMOS-validated, 100% natural origin product with low environmental impact in sourcing and manufacturing Phyteq™ raspberry I A natural identical product that is well recognized by consumers as natural

Plasdone™ K-29/32 polymer

PVP

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-29/32 polymer offers the following features and benefits: complexes with common staining agents to whiten teeth reduces in-vitro teeth staining from cationic antibacterial agents acts as a tablet binder applications: toothpastes mouthwashes teeth whiteners Additional grades of pharmaceutical grade PVP are available.

Plasdone™ S-630 and S-630 Ultra copovidone

Plasdone™ S-630 copovidone is a 60:40 random, linear copolymer produced by the free radical polymerization of N-vinyl-2-pyrollidone and vinyl acetate. The pyrrolidone ring is responsible for excellent water solubility, adhesion, film forming and solubilization properties, while the vinyl acetate monomer reduces glass transition temperature (Tg) and hygroscopicity compared to homopolymers of pyrrolidone (PVP). Well-known in the industry as a multipurpose excipient, copovidone functions as a binder, solubilizer/solid dispersion carrier and film former in a variety of pharmaceutical formulations Plasdone™ S-630 Ultra copovidone is a grade of Plasdone S-630 designed to provide better performance in tablet formulations, hot melt extrusion (HME) and continuous processing by offering superior benefits compared to the original Plasdone™ S-630 copovidone. applications solubilization hot melt extrusion oxidative sensitive APIs moisture sensitive APIs  

Plasdone™ S-630 polymer

VP/VA copolymer

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™ povidone

Ashland offers a comprehensive range of Plasdone povidones (PVP). Plasdone povidones are a family of water-soluble polymers based on N-vinylpyrrolidone that combine a unique set of properties for application in a wide variety of dosage forms. Plasdone povidones are commonly used as binders for the development of tablet formulations, whether manufactured by wet granulation, dry granulation or direct compression. Plasdone K polymers are used in solid-dispersion formulations to enhance the solubility of active pharmaceutical ingredients and increase bioavailability. Plasdone™ povidone C grades are supplied with low pyrogen levels and can increase solubilization or inhibit crystallization in parenteral dosage forms. The regulatory compliance information for all Ashland products varies by product family and grade. For specific data about the grade you are interested in, please refer to our Excipient Information Package, now called PRD, and the Certificate of Analysis.Questions? Sample request?Contact a solver today.   

Pliogrip™ structural adhesives

Pliogrip™ structural adhesives have been used for composite bonding in automotive and heavy truck applications for more than 40 years. Formulated to bond composites, plastics, metals and glass, and available in two-part polyurethane, epoxy and methacrylate technologies, Pliogrip structural adhesives can be an effective solution in a wide variety of applications. Consider Pliogrip adhesives for bonding and assembly of automotive composites, lightweight vehicles, fiberglass boats, metal fabrications and virtually any application that requires a strong, reliable bond. For regional specific content for Pliogrip™ select your region at the right.   

Polyclar™ 10

Polyclar™ 10 single-use beer stabilizer is a highly effective, 100% polyvinyl polypyrrolidone (PVPP) beer stabilizer. It is optimized for single use on its own or in conjunction with other stabilizers, to offer a highly effective means of preventing non-biological haze in all types of beer. Non-biological haze formation results primarily from hydrogen bonding between haze-producing proteins and the polyphenol constituents of beer. To achieve colloidal stability, it is necessary to reduce these protein-pholyphenol complexes or prevent them from forming. Polyclar 10 beer stabilizer complexes with specific polyphenols in beer via hydrogen bonding and is then removed during filtration. The bonding occurs between the carbonyl groups of Polyclar 10 beer stabilizer and the hydroxyl groups of polyphenols.

Polyclar™ Brewbrite stabilizer

Polyclar ™ Brewbrite, is a recognized product, uniquely positioned for upstream clarification. How do we make a good thing better? Our new Polyclar™ Brewbrite granules product provides all the benefits of original Polyclar™ brewbrite but is easier to use. Polyclar™ Brewbrite granules benefits: can be added directly to the kettle, no pre-hydration needed easier to handle and low dusting made with 100% active ingredient, no fillers fewer handling steps and less waste mean lower cost improved efficiency and consistent clarity, lower probabililty of poorly hydrated material Polyclar™ Brewbrite stabilizer from Ashland is a highly effective, proprietary wort clarifier and beer stabilizer. It is an optimized composite of purified food-grade carrageenan and specially modified polyvinyl polypyrrolidone (PVPP) making it the ideal upstream, single-addition product for stabilization protection against chill haze and permanent haze. Non-biological haze formation results primarily from the hydrogen bonding between haze-producing proteins and the polyphenol constituents of beer. Non-microbiological products (NMPs) act as templates on which these protein-polyphenol complexes may attach, thereby accelerating haze development in beer. Kappa-carrageenan, a hydrocolloid extracted from red seaweed, is very effective at reducing the size of NMPs in wort. Polyclar™ Brewbrite wort clarifier and beer stabilizer features and benefits include: upstream wort clarification and beer stabilization with a single addition of the product to the wort protection against chill- and permanent-haze development Improved fermentation characteristics increased wort collection removed with the trub, no labeling required longer filter-run lengths     

Polyclar™ Endure

regeneration-grade beer stabilizer The Ashland Polyclar™ line of beer stabilizers, the market leading beer stabilizers, just got even better. Introducing a new and improved version of Polyclar™ Super R: Polyclar™ Endure. This product is designed to be used in breweries with regenerative filter systems. description Polyclar™ Endure regeneration-grade beer stabilizer is a very effective 100% PVPP stabilizer. It is optimized for regeneration use, either on its own or in conjunction with other stabilizers, offering a highly effective means of preventing non-biological haze in all types of beer. key facts Polyclar™ Endure regeneration-grade beer stabilizer represents a significant development in preserving the quality and character of beer after packaging. If offers the following key benefits: regeneration-grade PVPP, requiring a dedicated secondary regeneration filter effective and highly selective removal of haze-producing polyphenols protection against chill haze and permanent haze development prevents oxidation of flavonoids, which contributes to harsh, astringent and stale flavors in beer. no negative impact on foam, flavor or other quality parameters. no labeling of your finished product required excellent technical service from industry specialists compatible with all regenerative filter brands       

Polyclar™ Granules

Polyclar™ Granules single-use, low-dust beer stabilizer is a highly efficacious, large-particle polyvinyl polypyrrolidone (PVPP) stabilizer for beer. It provides all the benefits of Polyclar 10 single-use beer stabilizer in a low-dust version. The granules are considerably larger than Polyclar 10 single-use beer stabilizer, very low-dusting and produce a cleaner slurry for addition to beverage tanks. Extremely easy to handle and disperse, Polyclar Granules single-use, low-dust beer stabilizer requires just a few minutes of contact time for selective hydrogen bonding to remove undesirable tannoids. This fast-wetting characteristic is due to its large surface area, which helps to accelerate the slurrying process and create efficient dispersion and hydration.

Polyclar™ Plus 730

Polyclar™ Plus 730 single-use, balanced beer stabilizer is a composite of Polyclar polyvinyl polypyrrolidone (PVPP) and a specially developed grade of silica xerogel. It benefits from the synergism between these two components by extending beer shelf life and filtration. A dual-action stabilizer, it offers highly effective reduction of both haze-forming polyphenols and haze-forming proteins. The use of silica xerogel is the most common method of reducing haze-forming proteins. The gel adsorbs the proline-rich, haze-forming protein onto its surface. Hydrogen bonding between the silanol groups on the surface of the silica and the carbonyl groups of the proline creates a strong complex, allowing the filter’s insoluble silica to easily remove the haze-forming proteins. The inclusion of PVPP in the admixture of Polyclar Plus 730 single-use, balanced beer stabilizer provides efficient and highly selective removal of haze-producing polyphenols, thus preventing the formation of insoluble protein-polyphenol complexes responsible for chill and permanent haze.

Polyclar™ Super R

Polyclar™ Super R regeneration-grade beer stabilizer is a very effective 100% polyvinyl polypyrrolidone (PVPP) stabilizer. It is optimized for regeneration use, either on its own or in conjunction with other stabilizers, offering a highly effective means of preventing non-biological haze in all types of beer.  Polyclar Super R regeneration-grade beer stabilizer has low swelling characteristics in aqueous conditions and high adsorption capacity for haze-forming polyphenols making them ideal for high-volume-throughput filter runs. In addition, Polyclar Super R regeneration-grade beer stabilizer achieves high efficacy of polyphenol removal through optimized morphology and particle size and its ability to withstand repeated regeneration cycles (high mechanical strength). Brewers can achieve a high degree of stability and clarity from optimized dosage of PVPP, and yet, at the same time, it can be regenerated and used for repeated cycles. Polyclar Super R regeneration-grade beer stabilizer provides a robust solution for use with most PVPP-regeneration filter systems to preserve the quality and character of beer after packaging.

Polyclar™ V and VT

Polyclar™ single-use stabilizers for wine and non-alcoholic beverages from Ashland can significantly enhance the quality and reliability of your beverage. Used in white, rosé, red and sparkling wines or fruit juices, teas and concentrates, Polyclar single-use stabilizers improve color, taste and aroma. Polyclar single-use stabilizers are used preventively or remedially to specifically adsorb polyphenolic materials and their monomeric precursors. Polyclar single-use stabilizers can: Improve clarity and shelf life by removing polyphenols involved in colloidal haze formation and oxidative color change such as pinking or browning Reduce oxidative flavor deterioration Reduce loss of fresh, fruity aroma and flavor characteristics The right product for the right application Polyclar V single-use stabilizer - optimized for rapid polyphenol adsorption and removal by filtration Polyclar VT single-use stabilizer - optimized for polyphenol adsorption and settling when added to beverages in larger vessels KEY BENEFITS Polyclar single-use stabilizers have the following benefits and features: Efficient and highly selective remove the polyphenols that adversely affect appearance, aroma and flavor Higher efficacy - lower dosage rates than alternative stabilizers Excellent, easy-to-use  handling characteristics Safe to use and environmentally friendly No additives labeling requirements; completely removed by filtration Proven in-use reliability

Polyplasdone™ crospovidone

Polyplasdone™ crospovidone superdisintegrants are synthetic, insoluble, but rapidly swellable, crosslinked homopolymers of N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone. Crospovidone provides rapid disintegration and dissolution to oral solid dosage forms. Polyplasdone crospovidone particles are granular and porous compared with other superdisintegrants. The high surface area combined with unique chemistry results in high interfacial activity that enhances the dissolution of poorly soluble drugs in a way that is not possible with other disintegrant technologies. Polyplasdone™ Ultra and Ultra-10 crospovidones meet the ultimate standard for purity and quality.  These grades are chemically and morphologically identical to Polyplasdone™ XL crospovidone, Type A and Polyplasdone™ XL-10 crospovidone, Type B, respectively.  However, Polyplasdone™ Ultra and Ultra-10 crospovidones have significantly lower peroxide specifications, representing the next generation of high-quality pharmaceutical excipients. applications Peroxide sensitive APIs Orally disintegrating tablets (ODT) Tablets that require fast disintegration With poorly soluble APIs With poorly compressible APIs

Polyplasdone™ polymers

PVP

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.

Prenulin™ blend for support of healthy sugar metabolism

Prenulin™ blend is a combination of l-arabinose and Chromax* chromium picolinate. benefits Prenulin™ blend is unique because it works in two ways. It may reduce the breakdown of sucrose from food through l-arabinose action on the sucrase enzyme and may support control of insulin in healthy people through the addition of chromium. L-arabinose is a monosaccharide found in nonstarch carbohydrate plants like corn. In vitro and animal studies have indicated that the compound may inhibit sucrase action and consequent digestion of sucrose. A dose-response study showed a reduced serum glucose level and serum insulin response to sucrose consumption, indicating that the addition of l-arabinose blocked absorption of the sugar. advantages can be administered orally in tablets and capsules One small study suggests that chromium picolinate may reduce the risk of insulin resistance, and therefore possibly may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. FDA concludes, however, that the existence of such a relationship between chromium picolinate and either insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes is highly uncertain.  

PureRad™ Ultraviolet and Electron Beam laminating adhesives   

PureRad™ UV/EB cured laminating and pressure sensitive adhesives are engineered for film/film, film/paper or metalized film to film applications. PureRad UV/EB adhesives have been developed with a robust formula and tested for use with various inks, including water-based, UV/EB, solvent and digital inks. Some of our patented formulations have been specifically designed for low migration and metalized film applications.  Additionally, we have our own FCN 642 for FDA approved EB laminating adhesives for direct food contact applications. If you don’t find what you are looking for we can custom-formulate UV/EB adhesives for all laminating application depending on the demand.

PureSeal™  water-based cold seals and heat-activated adhesives

Ashland's PureSeal™ cold seals and heat-activated adhesives/coatings are formulated for a variety of end-use markets and applications, such as food, medical and industrial packaging, and paper upgrading and labels. PureSeal water-based cold seals are natural rubber latex, synthetic or hybrid blends. PureSeal heat-activated adhesives are synthetic emulsions based on styrene acrylic polyurethane and vinyl acetate emulsions, formulated to balance hot tack, seal strength and block resistance. PureSeal cold seals and heat-activated adhesives can be formulated to perform on various substrates and at specific adhesion values, FDA regulations, sterilization methods and other compounded organoleptic requirements. They can be used in gravure, flexographic, roll, rod and pattern coating applications. If you don’t see what you are looking for, we can custom-formulate something to meet your specific requirements.

Purekote™ 8020 HP offline primer

amplifying the efficacy and refining the usability of your customers’ products and applications Purekote™ 8020 waterbased offline primer for HP digital presses joins Ashland’s comprehensive portfolio of RIT certified overprint varnishes and laminating adhesives. features and benefits: easy to coat and excellent adhesion non-corrosive to impression roll non-yellowing to film substrate excellent clarity (important for shrink sleeve application) improved chemical, water, and heat resistance no blocking RIT-certified for polypropylene and semi-gloss substrates     

Purekote™ water-based styrene acrylic urethane and hybrid coatings

Ashland's Purekote™ water-based overprint coatings and primers are coater-ready for a variety of coating methods, including flexographic, offset/lithographic, gravure, meyer rod and screen. Our coatings can also be formulated to meet specific government regulations (FDA, Prop 65, CONEG) as well as compliant with specific CPG companies’ specifications. Ashland’s Purekote water-based coatings offer superior performance with consistent gloss, high scratch, abrasion and chemical resistance. Whatever your needs, Ashland has a product for you. We can customize our products to meet your specific requirements. Ashland | Labelexpo 2019 digital primers Who transfers and fixes your prints to perfection? We do. Ashland's Purekote™ water-based overprint coatings and primers are coater-ready for a variety of coating methods, including flexographic, offset/lithographic, gravure, meyer rod and screen. Purekote™ water-based coatings offer superior performance with consistent gloss, high scratch, abrasion and chemical resistance.     

Purelam Safecure™ A320/B440 Solvent-Free Laminating Adhesives for Flexible Packaging

Ensure that your flexible packaging is at zero risk of amine migration by specifying Safecure A320/B440 solventless laminating adhesive. This solvent-free aliphatic polyurethane adhesive provides excellent safety performance for the vast majority of foods. Additionally, it offers fast cure, UV stability and a potential lower overall packaging cost due to manufacturing efficiencies. And with zero amine migration, it mitigates the possibility of costly recalls from adhesive. Technology & Compliance Solvent-free aliphatic polyurethane – no aromatic amines expected 21 CFR177.1395 Compliant (FDA Conditions of Use B-H) – Food Contact Notification pending Suitable for the vast majority of food types Superior Performance Best balance of long pot life and rapid cure Bonds most clear-film combinations Excellent resistance to anti-sealing Excellent UV stability - for use in lawn/garden bags and baby wipes Fast curing - full adhesive bond in under two days at ambient temperature Efficiencies & Convenience “All-in-one” adhesive – eliminates the need to change adhesives between all clear film applications Ability to improve manufacturing efficiencies and decrease overall manufacturing costs • Solvent-free technology – enables lower cost-in-use (no ovens or incinerators, smaller equipment footprint) No need for hot room post-cure Excellent machineability Easy clean up

Purelam™  Fastcure aliphatic solventless laminating adhesive

Purelam™ Fastcure is a two-component solventless, aliphatic polyurethane adhesive system suitable for bonding flexible packaging materials. This adhesive was specifically designed as a fast cure system with final bonds obtained within 48 hours under ambient conditions without the need of a hot room post-cure. Composed of two components, it is used in food and industrial flexible packaging applications that require an aliphatic polyurethane chemistry to prevent the formation of aromatic amine extractables or require high resistance to UV weatherability.

Purelam™  aromatic solventless laminating adhesive

Purelam™ is a two-component solventless, aromatic polyurethane laminating adhesive system suitable for bonding flexible packaging materials. Purelam has been formulated to exhibit exceptional performance when applied to metalized films or aluminum foil. Purelam is FDA compliant and is typically used in flexible packaging markets for products such as snacks, meats, confectionery and cheeses.

Pureled™ UV LED line products

extensive line of next generation energy curable coatings & adhesives supporting emerging technologies Ashland’s new UV LED and HgUV portfolio of products are designed to meet the growing demands and industry trends of UV LED technology. From overprint varnishes to adhesives, we offer a wide range of products to fit the most demanding applications including high scuff resistance, low migration and chemical resistance. All Ashland LED products are dual-curable by both UV LED and HgUV. applications overprint varnish (spot and flood) coatings adhesives cold foils lamination cast and cure decorative glitter glitter embossing heat sensitive films why do converters choose UV LED over HgUV? consistent energy output:HgUV bulbs begin to degrade as soon as they are first powered on and by around 1000 hours, decrease to 80% efficiency with faster degradation around the edges. UV LED units provide 100% output for 20000+ hours energy savings:HgUV lamps require at least 15 minutes to warm up before running the press, then at least 15 minutes to cool down after the press is turned off. UV LED units use less electricity than HgUV lamps – less heat on web and little heat generation. lower maintenance:Besides regularly changing HgUV bulbs, filters and reflectors need cleaning and periodic replacement. UV LED units only need the quartz lens scraped off as needed to remove any UV build-up sustainability: UV LED requires no ozone venting and no Hg in the UV LED units. Labelexpo 2019 - Pure LED Technology Who meets the growing demands and industry trends of UV LED technology? We do. Looking for a highly productive and greener way to cure inks and adhesives? Discover our PureLED™ range of UV-LED & H-UV varnishes and adhesives. View the video below to learn more from solver Stuart May.       

Purethane™  water-based laminating adhesives

Purethane™ adhesives are waterborne urethane, acrylic and/or hybrid systems designed for dry bond laminating of flexible packaging materials. They are specifically formulated to provide excellent coefficient of friction (COF) stability, without the need to add an external slip additive package. Purethane adhesives have very low odor retention. They can be used either as a one-component or two-component systems for applications where moderate to high levels of moisture, temperature, and chemical resistance are required.

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RAD-SURE™ blood irradiation indicators

look for the NOT Rad-Sure™ is a blood irradiation indicator that provides positive visual verification of irradiation at the minimum specified dose. Rad-Sure™ is available in two types: Gamma and X-Ray. Gamma is compatible with Cesium-137 or Cobalt-60 radiation sources and X-Ray is compatible with x-ray irradiators that utilize x-rays generated from 160kVp sources that are filtered through 0.38 mm of copper, or 150kVp sources that are filtered through 1 mm of aluminum. Manufactured from Gafchromic™ film, the world’s highest resolution dosimeter, Rad-Sure is the standard for blood irradiation indicators for over 25 years. When attached to blood products, Rad-Sure™ blood irradiation indicators show whether the blood products have been irradiated. Before a blood product and its attached indicator are irradiated, the indicator reads “NOT IRRADIATED”. After the blood product and its attached indicator are irradiated, the word “NOT” is obscured and the indicator reads “IRRADIATED”. Product Features: indicators can now be stored at room temperature! meets cGMP requirements easy to use: just peel, stick, irradiate, and read! ISBT 128 bar-coded lot numbers minimum dose of 15 Gy or 25 Gy available Rad-Sure™ indicators adhere to AABB standards and hold the AABB seal of compliance Rad-Sure™ 25Gy Gamma Rad-Sure™ XR-25Gy Rad-Sure™ blood irradiation indicators gamma and x-ray versions have obtained U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance.. For more information about Rad-Sure or how to order, contact us.      

RTQA2

Gafchromic™ films are designed to provide fast and highly accurate measurements for radiotherapy applications. RTQA2 films are designed for radiotherapy machine quality assurance including, but not limited to, light field alignment tests, radiation field alignment tests, Star Shot test, Picket Fence test, Flatness and Symmetry test, and position verification for high dose rate brachytherapy. Dose Range: 0.2 GY – 10 GY Energy Range: 100 KeV into the MV range product  format product code RTQA2-1010 10”x10”, 25 sheets per box 828217 RTQA2-1417 13.8”x17”, 10 sheets per box 828219 RTQA2-111 1.25”x11”, 25 strips per box 828218   Contact us today to learn more.      

Rad-Sure™ ChromicVue™

Rad-Sure™ ChromicVue™ blood irradiation indicators provide all the dependable features of the traditional Rad-Sure indicators in a compact size and new dispenser box to improve your ease of use. Rad-Sure™ ChromicVue™ introduces new features to improve your workflow, such as ISBT-128 2D barcodes, and labels containing lot number and expiration date for optional use in log books and documentation purposes. Rad-Sure™ ChromicVue™’s smaller format is ideally designed for use with standard blood bags, neonatal syringes and aliquot bags. Rad-Sure™ ChromicVue™ indicators provide positive, visual verification of irradiation at the minimum specified dose. Manufactured from Gafchromic™ film, the world’s highest resolution dosimeter, Rad-Sure™ has been the standard for blood irradiation indicators for over 25 years. Before a blood product and its attached indicator are irradiated, the word “NOT” is visible and the indicator reads “NOT IRRADIATED”. After irradiation, the “NOT” is obscured and the indicator reads “IRRADIATED”.   dependable features: film-based indicator – made with highly accurate Gafchromic™ film used in radiation oncology centers around the world less subjective – the product has been properly irradiated when the “NOT” is completely obscured indicators can be stored at room temperature Color-blind friendly – no need to match colors 30 years of reliable film technology product list X-Ray indicators Gamma indicators Rad-Sure™ ChromicVue™ blood irradiation indicators gamma and x-ray versions have obtained U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance. For more information about Rad-Sure or how to order, contact us.   

Rad-Sure™ UVA 3J Illumination Indicators

Rad-Sure™ UVA 3J* brings the benefit of the “NOT” to the UVA Pathogen Reduction System. Rad-Sure™ UVA 3J takes the great functionality and reliability of Rad-Sure™ Irradiation Indicators and extends it to the unique multi-window design of Rad-Sure™ UVA 3J. The unique design features three windows that, once exposed, can transfer from the illumination container to the final storage containers, following the path of the product.   how it works: place the full indicator strip on the flap of the illumination container run the illumination cycle during the filtration process, peel off the individual illuminated indicator windows from the indicator strip and place one on each of the respective storage containers product benefits: independent confirmation of illumination reduces error – confirms the was properly illuminated and helps ensure that product is not double-illuminated not subjective – know that the product has been properly illuminated when the film turns black and the “NOT” is completely obscured transfers with the product – Rad-Sure™ UVA 3J features a three-window design that peels and transfers to the storage containers after illumination providing traceability of illumination to the final destination color-blind friendly – no need to match colors, just read the indicator to know the blood product has been illuminated ISBT-128 2D bar-code For more information about Rad-Sure or how to order, contact us. *UVA 3J is not available in the USA.  

Rapifloc™ N-10008 polymer

Rapifloc™ polymer is a high molecular weight polyacrylamide used as a flocculation aid. Rapifloc™ N-10008 polymer offers the following features and benefits: acts as a settling agent for dilutable hard surface cleaners gives excellent flocculation of particles and oils applications: concentrated all-purpose cleaners floor cleaners

Reducol™ phytosterol and phytostanol blend for healthy cholesterol levels

A unique blend of phytosterols and phytostanols derived from coniferous trees, which is proven to block the absorption of cholesterol from the gastro-intestinal tract. what makes Reducol™ blend unique?Phytosterols and phytostanols are specific phytochemicals that resemble cholesterol in structure. Phytosterols and phytostanols compete with cholesterol for absorption in the small intestine. This, in turn, reduces dietary cholesterol absorption. Overuse of sterols, however, leads to high levels of sterols in the blood, which have been associated with atherosclerosis. Phytostanols, like phytosterols, reduce cholesterol absorption but do not increase blood sterol content. Reducol™ phytosterol and phytostanol blend thus has an inherent advantage over generic plant sterols by helping to support healthy cholesterol levels without increasing sterol levels in blood. Reducol™ blend has been shown to be effective in foods and supplements. advantages optimum blend of plant sterols and stanols enhanced with stanols, unlike commodity sterols low daily dosage for optimum effect minimal impact on food sensory properties from a renewable source non-GMO source GRAS kosher halal ◊ When part of a healthy diet  

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ShipShape™ resin cleaner & FoamFlush™ urethane remover

Ashland produces an engineered family based on M-Pyrol™ solvents which are designed to meet the needs of specific cleaning operations. These include ShipShape™ resin cleaner and FoamFlush™ urethane remover which are recommended for unique applications when M-Pyrol solvents alone cannot meet certain cleaning requirements. In addition to their excellent solvency, our engineered solvents are formulated for low VOC and low toxicity. They are effective replacements for methylene chloride, acetone, MEK and halogenated solvents.

Silipon™ air-entraining agents

Silipon™ air-entraining agents comprise a family of products of different chemistries. These products produce a well defined amount of homogeneously distributed microscopic air bubbles in building mortars. This reduces the density of the wet mortars and improves workability. In addition, the small air void system can improve freeze-thaw durability while minimally influencing the final strength.

Solvester™ laminating adhesives portfolio

enhances performance for the most demanding flexible packaging applications Offering both aliphatic and aromatic chemistries, Solvester™ portfolio of laminating adhesives delivers outstanding bond performance, aggressive ingredient resistance, low migration performance and ideal cure times of three days or less at ambient temperatures. features and benefits: low migration performance 3 days or less cure time slit and pouch in under 6 hours increased coating through-put fitness-for-use in broad array of food packaging applications: retort packaging microwavable “hard-to-hold” aggressive ingredients use of high slip sealant films properties: outstanding optical clarity excellent adhesion to clear and metalized films non-yellowing good UV resistance longer pot life     

Sorez™ 100 polymer

Sorez™ 100 polymer is a modified polyester copolymer that forms a thin film on fabric imparting soil release and anti-soil redeposition. home care features and benefits: provides soil release properties on cotton-blends and synthetic fabric adds anti-soil redeposition properties for synthetic and cotton-blends prevents deposition of oil-based soils on a range of fabrics is compatible with all surfactant types home care applications: laundry detergents fabric softeners pre – and post-wash stain removers

Sorez™ HS 205 polymer

Sorez™ HS 205 polymer delivers benefits to hard surface cleaners.  Sorez HS 205 polymers forms a water-soluble film on most surfaces that reduces the ability of soil to stick enabling easier cleaning.  It’s film forming characteristic hydrophilizes surfaces making it easier for detergents to wet and spread.  In addition, the polymer film helps enhance the appearance of freshly cleaned surfaces.  home care features and benefits: provides a soil release benefit for easier next time cleaning. enhances surface appearance with less streaking is compatible with anionic and nonionic formulations home care applications: all-purpose cleaners glass cleaners floor cleaners bathroom cleaners

Soteras™ CCS-V binder

driving safer solutions to reduce range anxiety The increasing market for electric and hybrid vehicles creates an ever-growing need for safer and longer-lasting batteries. As a leading supplier of a wide range of specialty ingredients, Ashland provides binders to the lithium ion battery (LiB) industry. A primary purpose of the ceramic-coated separator in lithium ion batteries is to increase temperature tolerance and to provide mechanical stability. Heat shrinkage of the separator film can profoundly affect the lifespan and safety of lithium ion batteries. The ceramic coating on the separator provides a safety benefit to the cell by providing a heat-resistant layer. Soteras™ CCS-V binder for ceramic coated lithium ion battery separators Soteras™ CCS-V binder enables separator producers to meet ever more stringent safety requirements from lithium ion battery cell producers. It employs Ashland’s unique 2-component cross-linking system: unique polymer which promotes adhesion to separator cross-linking agent to ensure thermal and mechanical stability Soteras CCS-V binder has high permeability, low levels of moisture after drying and the binder is insoluble in electrolyte for long-term stability. Soteras CCS-V binder featured benefits: has high thermal stability to above 170℃ for improved cell safety has stability with high energy substrates has high permeability, making it suitable for use at higher charge rates or at high voltage systems is not soluble in electrolyte is compatible with both polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) separators     

Soteras™ DSA dispersant

As a leading supplier of a wide range of specialty ingredients, Ashland has complemented its range of binders to include dispersants for the lithium ion battery (LiB) industry. Soteras™ DSA dispersant for hydrophobic particles in water-based slurries SoterasTM DSA is an effective dispersant for aqueous systems for both the anode and cathode, including actives like lithium ion phosphate (LFP) Soteras™ DSA dispersant provides outstanding performance for uniformly dispersing and effectively stabilizing carbon black, carbon nanotube and graphene in water-based slurries for use in lithium ion batteries. Soteras™ DSA dispersant can be formulated to help to boost the cell capacity and improve cell quality. featured benefits:  is an effective dispersant for anode - conductive carbon and graphite improves anode slurry consistency is an effective dispersant also for cathode active material is proven to be electrochemically inert is a powder for easy incorporation into anode and cathode slurries     

Soteras™ MSi binder

Use Soteras MSi binder for up to 30% better capacity retention, better performance at high charge rates and less swelling in silicon-based anodes. Soteras MSi binder is a unique water-based binder for high-capacity silicon-based anodes in lithium ion batteries. It controls swelling, resulting in superior cycle performance at capacities greater than 400 mAh/g when used with silicon oxide (SiOx), silicon composite (SiC) or silicon graphene (Si-Gr) technologies. Combined with these silicon technologies, the Soteras MSi binder helps lithium ion battery cell producers increase capacity by up to 30 percent.  Flexible and strong, Soteras MSi binder is compatible with current industry processing requirements. The Soteras MSi binder offers good electrochemical stability, enabling producers to design batteries with a wider voltage range than they can with conventional binders. The binder also has good slurry properties, which facilitate smooth coated surfaces on the collector and help prevent battery failure. The binder of choice for silicon-containing anodes. Soteras MSi binder has better capacity retention in all three types of silicon-based anodes.  In testing on a silicon oxide carbon anode at 420 mAh/g, for example, the Soteras MSi binder retained more than 90% percent of its charge after 100 cycles. By contrast, the CMC + SB binder retained less than 70%. The Soteras MSi binder also outperforms the conventional binder at high charge rates. And its superior adhesion contributes to longer cycle life.  The Soteras MSi binder is a two-component system, added at a 95:5 powder to liquid ratio. Suggested dosage is 2.5-5 wt % of anode active material, depending on target capacity.  WATCH THE VIDEO TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF SOTERAS MSi BINDER 

Stabileze™ QM polymer

Stabileze™ QM polymer, a poly(methyl vinyl ether/maleic anhydride decadiene) crosspolymer, is a pseudoplastic rheology modifier that yields clear, aqueous gels that are shear thinning.  The resulting gels have good shear, temperature and UV-A radiation stability. home care features and benefits: forms water-clear gels for strong visual impact is shear thinning for pumping, pouring and spraying offers high yield value for suspension emulsifies hydrophobic materials home care applications: dishwashing formulations laundry detergents fabric softeners cleaners

Sterin™ insect irradiation indicators

sterility assured Sterin is an indicator developed for use with the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT). Sterin provides positive visual verification that the insects have been irradiated to the specified minimum dosage. Ashland has been manufacturing irradiation indicators for over 25 years that are used around the globe. When attached to containers containing insects, Sterin irradiation indicators show whether the insects have been irradiated. Before the insects and its attached indicator are irradiated, the indicator reads “NOT IRRADIATED”. After the insects and its attached indicator are irradiated, the word “NOT” is obscured and the indicator reads “IRRADIATED”. product features: sticks to the inside of the container easy to use: just peel, stick, irradiate, and read reduces operator errors by providing a positive, visual verification of irradiation enhances quality assurance meets cGMP requirements Sterin is available for doses of 70 Gy, 100 Gy, 125 Gy, and 145 Gy. Contact us for other doses. For more information on Sterin or how to order, contact us. *Sterin irradiation indicators only indicate that irradiation at the minimum specified dosage has occurred. They should not be used as dosimeters to measure the dose delivered by the irradiator.

Surfadone™ LP-100 wetting agent

Surfadone LP-100 wetting agent is a low-foaming, nonionic rapid wetting agent with an HLB of 6 and having no critical micelle concentration (CMC). Due to the electron delocalized lactam ring, Surfadone LP-100 wetting agent interacts with anionic surfactant micelles. This greatly enhances its water solubility, resulting in a synergistic surface tension reduction and wetting enhancement at low concentrations.

Surfadone™ wetting agents

Surfadone™ wetting agents provide excellent wetting and cleaning performance on a wide range of substrates. Surfadone wetting agent is a low foaming surfactant, wetting agent and soil dispersant.  It interacts synergistically when added to anionic and nonionic cleaning formulations to boost Surfadone™ wetting agents offers the following features and benefits: creates a surface tension reduction at low levels for powerful wetting functions as low foaming oil solubilizing surfactant facilitates removal of oily soil and grease stains from range of fabrics applications: isopropyl alcohol replacement in fountain solutions laundry detergents pre-treatment and pre-spotter laundry aids household and industrial cleaners hard surface cleaners  

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THF - Tetrahydrofuran

Tetrahydrofuran (THF) solvent is an inert, versatile solvent offering high solvency power for numerous organic substances. It is used as a starting reagent in many syntheses. adhesives applicationSolvent for PVC, polyurethane, polycarbonate, acetate, thermoplastics for adhesives/cements. adhesives features/benefits:Rapid uniformbit into substrates, hogh volatile, solvency, minimize gelling and contributes to bonding strength coatings & inks application magnetic recording media - used as solvent for magnetizable oxide and binder for resin for polyester and cellulose acetate tapes vinyl fabric and sheeting coatings - solvent for high molecular PVC resins PVC printing inks - use as co-solvent for promote adhesion of inks coatings and inks features/benefits provides uniform coating thickness and rapid drying forms solution with high solids and practical woking viscosities provides good viscosity and rheology control, reduces smearing

Techwax™ drilling mud additives

Innovative additives for a variety of applications within invert drilling muds.

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Unlaminated films

Gafchromic™ films are designed to provide fast and highly accurate measurements for Gamma and X-ray dosimetry applications. When used with specifically designed Film QA Pro™ software, Gafchromic™ film provides the most complete and accurate dosimetric measurement. Instant high- resolution images provide the high data integrity needed to increase confidence and peace of mind for both the physicist and the patient alike. Unlaminated films do not have the top layer of the film which allows for the active chemistry to be exposed. Unlaminated films are designed primarily for low energy detection which includes photons, electrons, and UV rays. Unlaminated films are used for research applications. Dose Range: Up to 1000 GY product  dose / energy range format product code EBT3-810 Unlaminated 0.2 GY – 10 GY100 KeV into the MV 8”x10”, 25 sheets per box 947344 EBT-XD Unlaminated 0.4 GY – 40 GY100 KeV into the MV 8”x10”, 25 sheets per box 941814 XR-QA2-1012 Unlaminated 2 cGY – 20 GY~20 KeV – 200 KeV 10”x12”, 10 sheets per box 943864   Contact us today to learn more.      

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V-Cap™ vinyl caprolactam

V-Cap™ vinyl caprolactam is a pale yellow crystalline solid stabilized with 10 ppm N,N’-di-sec-butyl p-phenylenediamine. Polymers synthesized from V-Cap vinyl caprolactam are significantly more hydrophobic than their V-Pyrol vinyl pyrrolidone analogs but still exhibit the adhesiveness, strength and complexing capability characteristic of the lactam functionality.  V-Cap vinyl caprolactam is a supercooled liquid and can remain as a liquid at room temperature for extended periods. Rapid, exothermic crystallization under these conditions should not be confused with bulk polymerization. V-Cap RC vinyl caprolactam accelerates UV curing rates as the reactive diluent. Typically formulated with an acrylate oligomer, it imparts unique solution viscosity reduction and enhanced adhesion to non-polar substrates. The activated double bond of V-Cap vinyl caprolactam facilitates its use in free radical homo- and copolymerizations and grafting reactions. The products of these reactions are either linear or crosslinked homopolymers and nonionic, anionic and cationic copolymers.  Polymers from V-Cap vinyl caprolactam are amorphous, and the caprolactam ring imparts hydrophobicity, adhesiveness, strength and complexing capability.

V-Pyrol™/RC reactive monomer

V-Pyrol™/RC reactive monomer is a clear liquid stabilized with insoluble sodium hydroxide or soluble N,N’-di-sec-butyl-p-phenylenediamine. The latter inhibitor is supplied in V-Pyrol/RC reactive monomer and V-Pyrol/Amine at concentrations of 25ppm and at 100 ppm, respectively for radiation curing and nonradiation curing applications. V-Pyrol/RC reactive monomer is commonly used in radiation cured forumulations.  This monomer is known to be a supercooled liquid well below its freezing point of 13°C. It can remain as a liquid at room temperature for extended periods. Rapid, exothermic crystallization under these conditions should not be confused with bulk polymerization. V-Pyrol/RC reactive monomer accelerates UV curing rates as the reactive diluent. Typically formulated with an acrylate oligomer, it imparts unique solution viscosity reduction and enhanced adhesion to non-polar substrates. The activated double bond of V-Pyrol facilitates its use in free radical homo- and copolymerizations and grafting reactions. The products of these reactions are either linear or crosslinked homopolymers and nonionic, anionic and cationic copolymers.  Polymers from V-Pyrol are amorphous and the pyrrolidone ring imparts hydrophilicity, adhesiveness, strength and complexing capability.

Viatel™ bioresorbable polymers

Ashland offers five families of bioresorbable polymers for parenteral controlled-release drug delivery systems and medical devices. For drug delivery, Ashland offers amorphous homopolymers and copolymers, including: Poly(D,L-lactide) (PDLLA) and Poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA). For medical devices, Ashland offers semi-crystalline and amorphous homopolymers and copolymers including: Poly(L-lactide) (PLLA), Poly(ɛ-caprolactone) (PCL) and Poly(L-lactide-co-ɛ-caprolactone) (PLCL). All Ashland Viatel™ bioresorbable polymers can be custom produced with defined chemical structures, molar masses (molecular weight or inherent viscosity) and selective terminal end groups. Whether they are in-stock or custom-designed to meet your drug delivery and medical device performance needs, Viatel™ bioresorbable polymers open the door for the formulation of unique and innovative medicines and medical devices.  Questions? Sample request? Contact a solver today.     

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XR-CT2

Gafchromic™ films are designed to provide fast and highly accurate measurements for radiotherapy applications. XR-CT2 films are specifically designed for machine quality assurance on CT scanners. Dose Range: 2cGY to 20 cGY Energy Range: ~20keV to ~200keV product  format product code XR-CT2 10cm x 1.9cm, 50 strips per box 828224     Contact us today to learn more.      

XR-M2

Gafchromic™ films are designed to provide fast and highly accurate measurements for radiotherapy applications. XR-M2 films are specifically designed for machine quality assurance on mammography machines. Dose Range: 2cGY to 20 cGY Energy Range: ~20keV to ~200keV product  format product code XR-M2 6.5cm x 2.3cm, 50 strips per box 828225     Contact us today to learn more.      

XR-QA2

Gafchromic™ films are designed to provide fast and highly accurate measurements for radiotherapy applications. XR-QA2 films are designed for radiology and radiography machine quality assurance. XR-QA2 can also be used for security x-ray applications, non-destructive testing (NDT), and machine quality assurance for dental equipment. Dose Range: 2cGY to 20 cGY Energy Range: ~20keV to ~200keV product  format product code XR-QA2-810 8”x10”, 10 sheets per box 828230 XR-QA2-1012 10”x12”, 10 sheets per box 828228     Contact us today to learn more.      

XR-RV3

Gafchromic™ films are designed to provide fast and highly accurate measurements for radiotherapy applications. XR-RV3 films are designed for surface-peak skin dose measurement in interventional procedures guided by fluoroscopy. A comparison strip can be purchased with the XR-RV3 to show the estimated Rads absorbed by the film. Dose Range: 0.2 GY – 10 GY Energy Range: 30 KeV to 30 MeV product  format product code XR-RV3 13.8”x17”, 25 sheets per box 832486 XR-RV3 Comparator Strip One strip 828231     Contact us today to learn more.      

XxtraDura™ FLA universal fluid-loss additive

XxtraDura™ FLA universal fluid-loss additive is designed to control the filtration rate of many water-based fluid systems. It is a low molecular weight synthetic co-polymer particularly suitable for oil well cement slurries. It is available as either a concentrated aqueous solution or free-flowing powder. It is effective in a wide range of operating conditions of temperature (80-350 ˚F) and salt environments (36 percent NaCl).

XxtraDura™ GMA multipurpose additive

XxtraDura™ GMA multipurpose additive provides numerous direct and indirect benefits in oil well cement slurries. It is an anionic synthetic co-polymer available as a concentrated aqueous solution and free-flowing powder use to provide outstanding gas migration, filtration and free water control properties in a wide range of operating of temperature (80-350 °F) and salt (36 percent NaCl).

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achromaxyl™ isr biofunctional

Water (and) Glycerin (and) Hydrolyzed Brassica Napus Seedcake Extract

Achromaxyl™ ISR biofunctional is a skin brightening botanical extract with clinically proven efficacy on the appearance of skin color and reducing the appearance of age spots. Preservative system: sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate Recommended use level: 1% - 3% (clinically tested at 3%)

acnacidol™ bg biofunctional

Butylene Glycol (and) 10-Hydroxydecanoic Acid (and) Sebacic Acid (and) 1,10-Decanediol

Acnacidol™ BG biofunctional is a clinically tested Royal Jelly mimetic 10-HAD that helps balance sebum. Decreases sebum in 1 hour Preservative system: preservative-free Recommended use level: 1% - 5% (clinically tested at 3%)

actopontine yst™ biofunctional

Water (and) Glycerin (and) Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein

Actonpontine YST™ is bioinspired by nature to optimize skin matrix architecture. (see Actopontine™) Preservative system: sodium benzoate Recommended use level:  1%

actopontine™ biofunctional

Water (and) Butylene Glycol (and) sh-Hexapeptide-2

Actopontine™ is bioinspired by nature to optimize skin matrix architecture. Preservative system: sodium benzoate Recommended use level: 1% (clinically tested at 1%)

advantage™ lc-a polymer

Vinyl Caprolactam/VP/Dimethylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer

Advantage™ lc-a is a terpolymer with film-forming properties.  It can be used in hair styling products such as hairsprays, mousses, and hair styling creams and gels. advantage lc-a polymer offers the following features and benefits: strong, durable hold stiff feel with good flexibility superior high humidity curl retention at low solids level excellent shine high propellant tolerance no neutralization required applications: aerosol hairsprays non-aerosol hairsprays  

advantage™ lc-e polymer

Vinyl Caprolactam/VP/Dimethylaminoethyl Methacrylate copolymer (and) Lauryl Pyrrolidone

Advantage™ lc-e polymer is available in the EU only. Advantage lc-e polymer is one of the many exceptional products that Ashland offers as part of its hair styling product line.  it offers the following benefits: strong, durable hold stiff feel with good flexibility superior high humidity retention at low solids level excellent shine high propellant tolerance no neutralization required applications: aerosol hairsprays non-aerosol hairsprays  

advantage™ plus polymer

VA/Butyl Maleate/Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer

Advantage™ plus polymer is a terpolymer of vinyl acetate, mono-n-butyl maleate and isobornyl acrylate. In hair care, Advantage Plus polymer is positioned for hair spray applications where it delivers stiff, hard-holding performance. Styling effects are long-lasting even in a high humidity environment. Depending on the type of neutralizer, Advantage Plus polymer can be used to formulate aerosol hairsprays containing 50 percent or more hydrocarbons. In sun care applications, incorporating Advantage Plus polymer into anhydrous spray formulations offers enhanced performance and feel. This self-adapting polymer helps boost formula SPF and improves water resistance, while providing a low-shine finish on the skin. Study results show that Advantage Plus polymer boosts initial SPF and improves water-resistant benefits for higher SPF retention. Because of its self-adapting character, which allows the polymer to reorient itself, Advantage Plus polymer provides water resistance.

advantage™ revive polymer for dry shampoos

PVP

Many of today’s dry shampoo formulas are based on older starch-based systems and have not met the expectations of consumers… their hair is left looking lifeless, dull, less refreshed, and in some cases just as greasy. Advantage™ revive polymer brings a much-needed refresh to the dry shampoo category. Based on a unique PVP chemistry, Ashland’s patent-pending advantage™ revive delivers superior cleaning, improved sebum removal, and less visible residue while leaving hair visibly cleaner, more manageable and lustrous. Advantage™ revive maintains a level of shine and color that is nearly at parity to freshly washed hair, where starch-based formulas mute the vibrancy of hair and reduce its overall level of shine and color by 80%. Advantage™ revive polymer is formulation flexible, up to 50% lower than that of usual dosage levels and can be used in a variety of formats such as alcoholic and hydroalcoholic aerosol sprays, mousses, pastes and powders. key benefits effective removal of sebum at the root for visibly cleaner hair with less residue maintains the level of color, shine and manageability of freshly washed hair can help improve the sustainability footprint of dry shampoos by delivering improved performance at lower use levels        

allianz™ polymers

Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer

Allianz™ opt polymer and allianz™ opt c5g polymer are excellent film formers that provide water and wear resistance for long-lasting sun and color cosmetics formulas.  This acrylates technology does not impart significant viscosity to the system; therefore, this film former works well in formulas wtih low viscosity emulsions, spray sunscreens, and gels. applications color cosmetics leave-on skin care sun care

american clary sage essential oil

Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil

who captures the essence of clary sage? we do. Clary sage extracts and essential oils have been used by healers across the centuries and they are still used today in aromatherapy, for a variety of ailments. The Ashland clary sage (Salvia sclarea) is grown in North Carolina, USA, - which is known to be the unofficial clary sage-growing capital of the world. The plants are used to prepare clary sage extract to isolate its main constituent – its essential oil and sclareol, which is predominantly used in the fragrance industry. Clary sage essential oil has a distinctive herbaceous, earthy, slightly floral scent. Ashland American clary sage essential oil clary sage from North Carolina, USA extracted in the USA sustainable approach: 1 plant / 2 ingredients

antara™ 430 (polectron™ 430) polymer

Antara™ (polectron™) 430 polymer is a highly effective opacifier. Antara™ (polectron™) 430 polymer is a white, thermoplastic, 38-41 percent solids, latex produced as a graft, emulsion copolymer of 30 percent polyvinylpyrrolidone and 70 percent styrene. With a glass transition temperature of approximately 100°C, it forms transparent, thermoplastic films that readily adhere to glass, plastics and metals. Antara™ (polectron™) 430 polymer is thermally and mechanically stable in the presence of a variety of ionic compounds.  Polectron™ 430 polymer is sold as Antara™ 430 polymer in Europe and Asia Pacific.

antaron™ (ganex™) polymers

VP/Eicosene Copolymer; VP/Acrylates/Lauryl Methacrylate Copolymer; Triacontanyl PVP; VP/Hexadecene Copolymer

Antaron™ polymers are Ashland's signature series of skin care film formers, including antaron™ V-216, antaron™ V-220, antaron™ V-220F, antaron™ WP-660, and antaron sensory.  Antaron™ polymer is provided under the name of ganex™ polymer in North America.   applications sun care leave-on skin care color cosmetics

antaron™ eco ethylcellulose

Ethylcellulose

nature-derived, water-resistant film former Consumers want planet-friendly sun care solutions that provide safe and easy-to-apply sun protection. Antaron™ eco is based on sustainably-sourced, zero-deforestation, wood-derived cellulose. In addition, this ingredient is made in a water-based manufacturing process, minimizing the use of solvents. This globally-approved film former provides high water resistance at a low use level of 0.5% in most formulations.   key features: derived from sustainably-sourced cellulose listed on global chemical inventories (including Australia, Canada, China) high total renewable content , 68-70% natural origin content¹ excellent water resistance great formula aesthetics Halal, Kosher certified applications: sun care emulsions, gels, and alcohol sprays daily moisturizer or primer foundations, bb/cc creams lipsticks and eye products  May 2020 Cover story  Ashland antaron™ eco ethylcellulose for sun care     

antaron™ eco gel

Ethylcellulose (and) Diisopropyl Adipate

easy incorporation of nature-derived water resistance for light feeling sunscreens descriptionAntaron™ eco gel starts with a globally compliant film former that is based on sustainably sourced wood-derived cellulose. This unique ethylcellulose provides excellent water resistance and light formula aesthetics. To make it easier for formulators to take full advantage of the benefits, we incorporated ethylcellulose into a biodegradable sun care solvent. The resulting gel can easily be added into a formula, saving energy for formulators and during production. key features easy to add into formulations inherently biodegradable water and sweat resistance use in Hydrosheer™ technology formulas create light feeling gel, lotion, milk, or spray formulas listed on global chemical inventories (including Australia, Canada, China) vegan suitable applications sun care emulsions, gels, and alcohol sprays daily moisturizer or primer     

aqua-osmoline™ biofunctional

Water (and) Glycerin (and) Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Seed Extract

Aqua-osmoline™ biofunctional targets water control for improved hydration and skin glow. Preservative system: phenoxyethanol, sodium benzoate Recommended use level: 1% (clinically tested at 1%)

aquacat™ 518 cationic solution

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Aquacat™ 518 cationic solutions are clear aqueous solutions of cationic guar, developed specifically for use as substantive polymeric conditioners for hair and skin care applications. They have been shown to be compatible and to maintain unsurpassed finished product clarity with a wide variety of both anionic and amphoteric surfactant blends. Finished product clarity may be achieved even at relatively high use levels. Aquacat solutions are supplied as ready-to-use, 10 percent nominal solids, clear liquid, odor-free solutions, requiring no heat or pH adjustment.

aquacat™ic cationic solution

Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride and Polyquaternium-7

Aquacat™ iC cationic solution can be used in a number on shampoos including light conditioning, volumizing, and daily shampoos.

aquaflex™ fx-64 polymer

Isobutylene/Ethylmaleimide/Hydroxyethyl Maleimide Copolymer

Aquaflex fx-64 polymer, an imidized isobutylene/maleic anhydride copolymer, is a fixative and styling polymer that provides superior stiff hold while still allowing hair to be manageable. It delivers excellent high-humidity curl retention with good curl memory. It leaves a visible shine on hair. This polymer does not require neutralization.

aquaflex™ sf-40 polymer

VP/Vinyl Caprolactam/DMAPA Acrylates Copolymer

Aquaflex™ sf-40 polymer, a terpolymer of vinylcaprolactam, vinylpyrrolidone and dimethylaminopropyl methacrylamide, is a fixative and styling polymer that can be formulated at all VOC levels. It offers medium hold, has good sprayability and high propellant compatibility. can be formulated at all VOC levels good sprayability excellent high humidity curl retention low-tack high propellant compatability

aquaflex™ xl-30 polymer

Polyimide-1

Aquaflex™ xl-30 polymer, a isobutylene/dimethylaminopropyl maleimide/ethoxylated maleimide/maleic acid copolymer, is an amphoteric polymer with unique film properties that has demonstrated benefit in curling, volume boosting and durable hold on hair, and tightening on skin. In addition, in hair care, when used with typical thickeners, Aquaflex XL-30 polymer provides synergistic high-humidity curl retention.

aqualon™ ethylcellulose

Aqualon™ ethylcellulose (EC) is a cellulose ether distinguished by its versatility.

aqualon™ sodium carboxymethylcellulose

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 suspend pigments and active ingredients in solution. Aqualon™ CMC is an anionic, water-soluble polymer.  A variety of CMC grades are available, with varying degrees of substitution, viscosities and particle sizes. S-types provide smooth solutions, based on uniform substitution. O-types provide solubility and viscosity stability on storage in low pH media. Aqualon™ CMC grades designated P or PH are compliant with the monograph requirements of the National Formulary. Ashland provides cellulose gum under the trade names aqualon™, blanose™ and bondwell™ depending on the region in which we serve you.

aquarize is™ biofunctional

Water (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Hydrolyzed Rice Extract

Aquarize is™ biofunctional is an anti-aging, skin-moisturizing rice extract with clinically proven efficacy on short-term and long-term hydration of the skin. Preservative system: preservative-free Recommended use level: 1% - 3%  (clinically tested at 1%)

aquastyle™ polymer

Acrylates Copolymer (and) Aqua

Aquastyle SH-100 polymer is a hair styling polymer.  In mascara formulas, it provides film forming and conditioning with a natural feel. applications  color cosmetics

aquastyle™ 300 n styling polymer

Polyquaternium-69

create extreme styles with a resistant hold Aquastyle™ 300 n is a multifunctional fixative and styling polymer and the ideal solution to create extreme styles with durable hold. It has a new process to deliver a low odor alternative... the perfect fit for fragrance sensitive formulations. key features enhanced performance to create extreme styling effects helps to protect against pollution excellent high humidity curl retention stiff but flexible hold film smoothness brilliant shine and luster reduction and control of frizz low odor formulation ideas cream gels mousses combing creams serums & lotions styling sprays novel textured stylers: putties, waxes, glues, etc.   

aquastyle™ 300 polymer

Polyquaternium-69

Aquastyle™ 300 polymer can be used in a variety of styling products including gels, mousses, styling creams and lotions, pmades, waxes and non-aerosol sprays.

aquastyle™ sh-100 polymer

Acrylates Copolymer (and) Water

Aquastyle™ sh-100 polymer is a hair styling polymer.  In mascara formulas, it provides film forming and conditioning with a natural feel.  

atpeptide™ is biofunctional

Water (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Tripeptide-3

ATPeptide™ IS biofunctional is an energy-boosting peptide specially designed to revitalize aging skin as well as help smooth the appearance of cellulite prone skin. Preservative system:  preservative-free Recommended use level: 0.5% - 1.0  

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benecel™ hydroxypropyl methylcellulose

beyond thickening Thickener choices can not only impact formulation viscosity but sensorial aspects too. Multifunctional Benecel™ hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) products are nature-derived rheology modifiers that enhance the sensory experience. Benecel™ HPMC is available in a wide range of grades to suit all your thickening challenges. Nature-derived from sustainably-sourced¹ cellulose, Benecel™ HPMC products are water-soluble, non-ionic polymers. Benecel™ HPMC products are efficient thickeners and film formers that enhance foam production and foam stabilization in surfactant systems for improved foam quality that is longer lasting. Due to its non-ionic character, Benecel™ is compatible with most commonly used surfactants, enabling optical clarity in formulations. features and benefits grade application dosage  viscosity (2% soln) benecel™ E4M opaque and clear  conditioning shampoos, body washes, liquid hand soaps, shave gels 0.5-1.0% 4 000 benecel™ E10M sulfate free and silicone free shampoos, body washes- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -hand sanitizers 0.2-0.5% - - - - - - - 0.5-1.5% 10 000 benecel™ K100M low surfactant shampoos, liquid hand soaps, soap bars 0.5-1.0% 100 000     

benecel™ hypromellose

beyond thickening Thickener choices can not only impact formulation viscosity but sensorial aspects too. Multifunctional benecel™ hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) products are nature-derived rheology modifiers that enhance the sensory experience. Benecel™ hpmc is available in a wide range of grades to suit all your thickening challenges. Derived from cellulose, a natural, abundant and renewable resource, benecel™ hpmc products are water-soluble, non-ionic polymers. Benecel™ hpmc products are efficient thickeners and film formers that enhance foam production and foam stabilization in surfactant systems for improved foam quality that is longer lasting. Due to its non-ionic character, benecel™ is compatible with most commonly used surfactants, enabling optical clarity in formulations. features and benefits efficient thickening builds viscosity to provide a rich, luxurious texture enhances foam production and foam stability for improved foam quality that is longer lasting helps to promote stability in emulsions nature-derived from cellulose excellent surfactant compatibility enabling clear formulations applications clear and opaque bodywashes, shower gels, facial cleansers liquid hand soaps hand sanitizer gels bar soaps bath additives shaving creams and gels Benecel™ methylcellulose and hypromellose (hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose or HPMC) are versatile excipients with a variety of applications. High-viscosity grades are widely used in hydrophilic matrix controlled-release systems. Low-viscosity grades are used for rheology control and as tablet binders. benecel™ grades available -->

benecel™ methylcellulose and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose

Benecel™ mc and HPMC perform many functions in processed foods, depending on type, grade, use level and conditions. Among these functions are thermal gelation, film formation, thickening, binding and water retention. The polymeric structure of these products, which is different from other cellulosics, improves cohesion, texture and mouthfeel. Small amounts of Benecel MC and HPMC significantly enhance emulsion stability as well. This is particularly useful in stabilizing whipped toppings and desserts. These products offer food formulators a unique functional property – reversible thermal gelation, or the ability to gel with water upon heating, then return to the original viscosity upon cooling. Depending on the substitution, and formulation parameters, gelation occurs at 50-80 °C (120-180 °F), forming an oil-insoluble gel or film. In deep-fat frying, benecel™ mc or HPMC can form a barrier that will hold out oil while retaining moisture. The result is a fried food that’s moist yet lower in fat. Extruded fried products also maintain their shape. In fillings, thermal gelation of benecel™ mc and HPMC inhibits moisture migration into pie crusts and prevents boil-out while heating fruit bars and pocket-dough products. This property also improves cling in sauces and batters.     

blanose™ sodium carboxymethylcellulose

Blanose™ 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 suspend pigments and active ingredients in solution.  Blanose CMC is an anionic, water-soluble polymer. A variety of CMC grades are available, with varying degrees of substitution, viscosities and particle sizes. S-types provide smooth solutions, based on uniform substitution. O-types provide solubility and viscosity stability on storage in low pH media. Blanose CMC grades designated P or PH are compliant with the monograph requirements of the National Formulary.  Ashland provides cellulose gum under the trade names aqualon™, blanose and bondwell™ depending on the region in which we serve you.

blumilight™ biofunctional

Water (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract

Blumilight™ is a premium criollo porcelana extract, a pure and rare Theobroma cocoa extract for blue light protection. Blumilight helps mitigate skin damage induced by blue light stress and prevent digital aging. The product has a sustainable sourcing profile in Alto Piura, in Peru, a region prized for its high end “cacao blanco”. Blumilight™ is water soluble and can be formulated in a wide range of skin care formulations, in day and night care products, in suncare and color cosmetics. It is available in two versions: blumilight™: solubilized in water and butylene glycol blumilight™ p: powder form. preservative system: preservative-free COSMOS* validated recommended use level: 1% (clinically tested at 1%) decrease in Reactive Oxygen Species during blue light stress (in vitro) maintenance of opsin photoreceptors during blue light stress (in vitro) increase in collagen1, fibrillin-1 and syndecan-4 (in vitro, ex vivo) visible improvement of elastin fibers network (ex vivo) improvement of skin elasticity (in vivo) visible improvement in appearance of skin wrinkles (in vivo)             

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capauxein™g2 biofunctional

a vegetable protein inspired by the “Hair Fullness System™” concept associated with hair density Capauxein™ g2 biofunctional has been designed to boost key dermal papilla biomarkers and to help increase hair density. Extracted from corn, capauxein g2 is enriched with magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, adenosine and carnitine. It is associated with a maintenance of the anagen phase and scalp sebo-regulating properties. Capauxein™ g2 biofunctional is a solution for hair thinning. key features and benefits associated with an increase in key biomarkers in the hair follicle (in vitro, ex vivo): Ki67 and ß1-integrin, markers of cell renewal and communication respectively versican and noggin, highly expressed during the anagen phase in the dermal papilla (3D-spheres) visible improved growth rate observed on isolated hair follicles in culture     

captivates™ encapsulates

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, in sizes ranging from 250 µm to 3,000 µm, 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. key benefits: biodegradable wait and nature-derived based on gelatin and Gum Arabic suitable for a wide range of oil soluble materials releases internal phase when shear is applied visible and non-visible captivates™ gl encapsulates Captivates™ gl encapsulates are a series of small particles, in sizes ranging from 5 µm to 2,000 µm, that contain material dispersed in a continuous matrix. These microbeads are made using JettCutter™ technology, which forms a hydrogel matrix that can entrap insoluble powders, oils and water-soluble actives. key benefits: vegan suitable biodegradable and up to 100% natural origin content¹ utilizes a natural hydrogel matrix suitable for solids, oils and insoluble material triggered delivery by pH, dilution and shear visible

caspaline 14™ biofunctional

Water (and) Propanediol (and) Hexapeptide-42

Caspaline 14™ biofunctional is a synthetic peptide to help enhance skin’s natural UV defenses and help fight the visible signs of aging. Preservative system: sodium benzoate Recommended use level: 0.5% - 1% (clinically tested at 0.5%)

cb2-skin™ biofunctional

patchouli power description: patchouli-derived skin cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) activator key benefits: Increased CB2 skin receptor activation associated with a better skin balance reduced stress-induced IL1 R1 associated with skin soothing benefits reduced stress-induced TRPV1 associated with skin calming benefits increased barrier function and dermal self-regeneration associated with age-defying benefits Ashland wins 2019 Sustainable Beauty Award Ashland has won the Best Sustainable Ingredient award for Cb2-Skin™ biofunctional at the Sustainable Beauty Awards, concurrent with the European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. learn more >   

ceraphyl™ esters

Welcome to our broad range of ceraphyl™ esters, including esters based on alpha hydroxy acids and RSPO-certified palm oil.  We can create the texture of your (marketing teams’) dreams with ingredients that provide a light dry feel, impart body, and/or give a maximum after feel.  We have many esters that are multi-functional beyond sensory and help wet pigments, bind pigments, and/or solubilize UV filters.      trade name INCI       ceraphyl™ 41 ester C12-15 Alkyl Lactate   ceraphyl™ rmt ester Castoryl Maleate ceraphyl™ 28 ester Cetyl Lactate   ceraphyl™ 230 ester Diisopropyl Adipate     ceraphyl™ 368 and 368M esters Ethylhexyl Palmitate ceraphyl™ ica ester Isocetyl Alcohol     ceraphyl™ 494 ester Isocetyl Stearate   ceraphyl™ 791 ester Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate  ceraphyl™ slk ester Isodecyl Neopentanoate     ceraphyl™ 375 ester Isostearyl Neopentanoate     ceraphyl™ 31 ester Lauryl Lactate (and) Myristyl Lactate (and) Cetyl Lactate   ceraphyl™ 50 ester Myristyl Lactate   ceraphyl™ 424 ester Myristyl Myristate (and) Myristyl Laurate     ceraphyl™ ods Octyldodecyl Stearate ceraphyl™ 847 ester Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate ceraphyl™ 65 ester Propylene Glycol (and) Quaternium-26       ceraphyl™ 60 ester Quaternium-22   ceraphyl™ 70 ester Quaternium-70 (and) Propylene Glycol       ceraphyl™ 55 ester Tridecyl Neopentanoate         

ceraphyl™ esters

various - Quaternium

Ceraphyl™ esters are a broad family of water insoluble esters and hydroxyesters and are available with a range of properties, including liquids and waxy solids. These esters are typically surface-active and find use in the household, institutional and industrial; plastics; textiles; photography; inks and coatings markets.

ceraphyl™ esters for color cosmetics

C12-15 Alkyl Lactate; Diisopropyl Adipate; Ethylhexyl Palmitate; Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate; Isodecyl Neopentanoate; Isostearyl Neopentanoate; Myristyl Lactate; Octyldodecyl Stearate

Ceraphyl esters are an extensive range of emollients that provide makeup formulas with sensory distinction, from initial product application to residual after-feel. Ceraphyl ods ester is a branched emollient ester that enhances product spreadability and delivers a silky after-feel without residue. Ceraphyl 791 ester delivers a lubricious and rich touch with a long-lasting afterfeel.

cerasynt™ esters

The Cerasynt™ esters range provides a variety of emulsifiers to meet formulation requirements. 

chondricare™ IS biofunctional

Water (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Pentapeptide-28

Chondricare™ IS biofunctional is an anti-aging peptide designed to adaptively energize skin; inspired by the science of mitochondrial DNA. Preservative system: preservative- free Recommended use level: 1%

chromafend™ biofunctional

Water (Aqua) (and) Glycerin (and) Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract

visibly defy gray hair Chromafend™ biofunctional from Ashland’s Vincience laboratories in France is extracted from golden flax seeds (Linseed) that are organically grown and ecoextracted.¹ Inspired by the “Hair Melanin System,” chromafend™ biofunctional is associated with key pigmentation biomarkers linked to hair graying. With clinically proven benefits on gray hair reduction, it can be used in hair treatments to address the following: when the first signs of gray hair are seen boost gray hair darkening and vitality space out gray hair coloration boost darkening hairs in men’s beards key features and benefits boosting key pigmentation markers increased tyrosinase, in vitro, ex vivo, in vivo increased TRP1, pmel17, in vitro increased MITF and cKit known as critical regulators of melanocytes and melanocyte stem cells (in vitro) increased PAR-2 involved in melanin transfer (in vitro) increased melanin in the hair cortex (ex vivo) limiting the appearance of grey hair (in vivo) increased hair darkening (L* value) increased amount of dark hair (trichoScan) long lasting benefits (still effective at 120 days) ¹ eco-extracted according to the COSMOS* standard

chromohance™ 113 polymer

Polyquaternium-113

Mermaid fantasy, fiery Ombre, silver fox or Goldilocks, Ashland’s chromohance™ 113 patented polymer keeps rainbows of hair color in picture perfect condition for up to eight weeks between salon visits. Used in shampoos and conditioners, Chromohance™ shields color-treated hair from surfactant stripping by forming a hydrophobic surface on each strand, reducing water absorption during washing and slowing the fading process. ChromoHance™ 113 polymer is designed to help reduce the color fading that occurs during the 4-6 weeks between salon visits. Several factors, including cuticle damage, intensity of color, and number of washings / amount of water used all contribute to color fading. Although store shelves are full of rinse-out products touting color protection benefits, it's the leave-in products, that are mostly used for stying, that offer a higher level of protection with the shampoo and conditioner systems providing only minimal protection against fading.  ChromoHance 113 polymer is specially designed to be used in shampoo and conditioner regimes to help protect color and help repair the hair damage that can occur with frequent coloring, styling and bleaching and is exacerbated with the daily use of heat styling tools.  With it's multifunctional technology, ChromoHance 113 polymer offers root-to-tip conditioning to help rejuvenate every strand of color-treated hair while helping to maintain the vibrancy of color.  Though designed for use in shampoos and conditioners, ChromoHance 113 polymer is also effective in other formats including masques and serum treatments.  Easy to process, it's compatible and stable with most other ingredients and formulations.

chronogen™ biofunctional

Water (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Tetrapeptide-26

Chronogen™ biofunctional is an innovative anti-aging tetrapeptide, designed using advanced molecular biology and inspired by epigenetic science. Preservative system: phenoxyethanol, sodium benzoate Recommended use level: 1% (clinically tested at 1%)  

chronogen™ yst biofunctional

Water (aqua) (and) glycerin (and) hydrolized yeast protein

inspired by clock genes, sync your skin for a younger, fresher look Chronogen™ yst from Ashland’s Vincience laboratories in France is one of the first biofunctional ingredients inspired by clock genes, and is designed to provide a cosmetic solution to the deleterious effects of social jetlag on the skin. Social jetlag is a new field of studies connected to health problems in modern societies. Social jetlag is a mismatch between the body’s biological clock and sleep patterns which can often be linked to late-night social activities (television, online activities, personal hobbies...). Chronogen™ yst is a extract that introduces an innovative approach to help skin maintain the proper synchronization of key day and night regulators and is a modern age defying approach to help strengthen the skin’s capabilities for protection and self-renewal. key features clock genes - In the past two decades, research has uncovered the mechanisms responsible for circadian rhythms within cells. In 2017, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded for the elucidation of the molecular mechanisms controlling circadian rhythms. The cellular “timekeeping” tempo, comparable to a metronome, is produced by a molecular oscillator involving the clock genes such as CLOCK, BMAL, PER and CRY. cell synchronization - Clock genes represent a major anti-aging breakthrough strategy in cosmetic science. They are key regulators that play a central role in 43% of gene expression. social jetlag - Social jetlag and sleep deprivation are important modern society health concerns that demand cosmetic solutions such as chronogen™ yst.

clearHance™ c conditioning polymer

Cassia Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

ClearHance™ c conditioning polymer is a new, naturally-derived chemistry (patent-pending) that provides superior clarity and conditioning functionality to enhance clear/transparent shampoos, conditioners, body washes, and liquid soaps. Based on cassia seeds, naturally harvested in India, this cationic technology provides excellent conditioning and deposition benefits. Compared to other functional equivalents, clearHance™ c offers formulators an exceptional solution to enhance rinse-off systems and deliver perceivable results. key benefits: superior shampoo and body wash conditioning and clarity 69% natural origin per ISO16128-2:2017 good skin compatibility effective deposition of silicones and oils compatibility with all surfactant systems luxurious creamy lather and texture, as well as good slip     

collaxyl™ IS biofunctional

Water (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Hexapeptide-9

Collaxyl™ IS biofunctional is an anti-aging peptide clinically proven to help visibly reduce the length and depth of wrinkles. Preservative system: preservative-free Recommended use level: 0.5% - 1.5% (clinically tested at 1.5%)

colorflow™ liquid crystals

Colorflow™liquid crystals are unique blends of cholesteryl esters carefully formulated to produce an exciting range of visual effects. The most striking quality of these cholesteric liquid crystal mixtures is the opalescent/iridescent appearance that arises from the way they selectively reflect visible light. Careful formulation can produce mixtures with visual impact across the color spectrum. These special materials can provide an aesthetic quality to a range of aqueous gels and lip-gloss products. They have an occlusive emolliency when applied to the skin and have also been used to deliver and stabilize lipophilic active ingredients such as vitamins. Flavors and fragrances can also be added.

conarom™ b aromatic

Phenylpropanol (and) Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract

conarom™ b aromatic represents a multifunctional fragrance ingredient containing naturally derived and nature-identical ingredients that add a mild flowery to spicy fragrance to personal care formulations and deliver broad antimicrobial protection as a secondary effect. The aroma-component is found in numerous plants and can be extracted from their essential oils. The gentle fragrance can be used to heighten the characteristics of the end formulation and additionally, enable formulators and marketers to enhance formulation performance in line with global trends.

conarom™ p aromatic

Phenethyl Alcohol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Trideceth-8

conarom™ p aromatic consists of an aroma ingredient identical to the one that occurs in nature, delivered in a glycolic solution. It has a pleasant floral odor typically described as mild-rose aroma. conarom™ p aromatic also delivers antimicrobial properties which can result in a reduced level of additional preservatives or can be used as an alternative to traditional preservative systems. The aroma-component is found in numerous plants and can be extracted from their essential oils.

conarom™ p-2 aromatic

Phenethyl Alcohol & Caprylyl Glycol (and) Propanediol (and) Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate/Sebacate (and) Polyglyceryl-6 Caprylate/Caprate (and) Aqua (Water)

conarom™ p-2 aromatic is a multifunctional fragrance ingredient containing naturally derived and nature-identical ingredients that add a mild flowery fragrance to personal care formulations and deliver broad antimicrobial protection as a secondary effect. The aroma-component is found in numerous plants and can be extracted from their essential oils. The refined naturally derived emulsifier and the optimized booster system enable formulators and marketers to enhance formulation performance in line with global trends.

conditioneze™ 22 polymer

Polyquaternium-22

Conditioneze™ 22 polymer is a highly charged, cationic conditioning copolymer of dimethyl diallyl ammonium chloride and acrylic acid. This water-soluble copolymer is ampholytic and demonstrated excellent stability at extreme pH ranges (2-12). It is ideally suited for use as a conditioning polymer in shampoos, conditioners and colorant products. Its high pH tolerance makes it ideal for permanent wave and relaxer products. It is compatible with a wide range of anionic, nonionic and cationic surfactants.

conditioneze™ 37 (E) and (M) polymer

Polyquaternium-37 (and) PPG-1 Trideceth-6; (E) – (and) Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate; (M) – (and) Paraffinum Liquidum

Conditioneze™ 37 polymer is a cationic acrylic homopolymer dispersed in propylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate (E) or mineral oil (M). This liquid dispersion has multifunctional usage as a conditioning agent and rheology modifier with application in cationic and nonionic products. It is ideally suited for use as a conditioning and thickening polymer in  hair conditioners, in addition to skin and sun lotions and creams. It opacifies formulations and is used as a stabilizing and suspending agent. It is cold-water processable and does not require neutralization. It is compatible with a wide range of nonionic and cationic surfactants.

conditioneze™ 7mp cationic solution

Polyquaternium-7

Conditioneze™ 7mp cationic solution is a cationic aqueous solution of diallyl dimethyl ammonium chloride (DADMAC) and acrylamide copolymer. This water-soluble polymer provides effective conditioning, is substantive and imparts good skin feel in personal care applications.

conditioneze™ nt-20 cationic solution

Polyquaternium-28

Conditioneze™ nt-20 cationic solution, a copolymer of vinylpyrrolidone and methacrylamidopropyl trimethylammonium chloride, is a conditioning additive for shampoo formulations. The polymer is substantive to hair and delivers excellent combability, rich lather and manageability. conditioneze™ nt-20 cationic solution delivers excellent lather properties and permits cold processing during formulation. An optiphen™ preservative preserved version is also available as conditioneze™ nt-20-O cationic solution. Recommended skin care applications include body care, face and body wash and facial care formulas.

copolymer series

VP/Dimethylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer

The Copolymer series [845, 845 O (Optiphen™ preservative preserved), 937 and 958] are film-forming resins and conditioning agents that provide good high humidity curl retention, low tack and mild substantivity to hair. These versatile styling polymers are water and alcohol compatible and can be formulated with carbomer into clear gels.

cotton bloom™ 5s biofunctional

Water (and) Glycerin (and) Hydrolyzed Cottonseed Extract (and) Trehalose (and) Glucose (and) Fructose (and) Sucrose (and) Inosit

Cotton bloom™ 5s biofunctional is composed of oligosaccharides designed to improve skin barrier and reduce the appearance of skin redness. Preservative system:  sodium benzoate Recommended use level: 0.5% - 1.5% (clinically tested at 1.5%)

custom cuts

Ashland is proud to offer a new service that allows us to custom cut any Gafchromic™ film to the size, shape, and specifications you need to complete your work quickly and accurately. When you order a custom cut film, you will get high quality films ready for use right out of the box. Below are some of the current custom cuts available. If you do not see the one you need, contact us to have it cut for you.   product  format product code EBT3 Ballcube II without the slit 2.5” x 2.5”, 20 pieces 932840 EBT3 3x3 3” x 3”, 30 pieces 907414 EBT3 15c 15cm x 15cm, 25 pieces 828202 EBT3 5cmx5cm 5cm x 5cm, 50 pieces 953127 EBT3 15cm V Disk 15cm, 20 pieces 945644 EBT3 STV 32 pieces 945648 EBT3 24mm disk 24mm, 48 pieces 944827 EBT3 145mmx145mm 145mm x 145mm, 500 pieces 945730 EBT3 145mmx40mm 145mm x 40mm, 500 pieces 945747 EBT3 6x6cm with 3 holes 6cm x 6cm, 100 pieces 953948 EBT3 10x10cm with 3 holes 10cm x 10cm, 25 pieces 953950 EBT3 RBY 20 pieces 953018 EBT3P 3x3  3”x3”, 30 pieces 945626 MD-V3 2.5x2.5 2.5” x 2.5”, 20 pieces 828212 MD-V3 1cmx1cm 1cm x 1cm, 500 pieces 953074 MD-V3 RCFOS Circular piece with cut edge 3.11”, 20 pieces 944780 MD-V3 2.612” Circle 2.612” diameter circle, 100 pieces 953075 HD-V2 RCFOS Circular piece with cut edge 3.11”, 20 pieces 944819 XRQA2 1.5x1.5 1.5” x 1.5”, 20 pieces 828226 XRQA2 4x2.5 4” x 2.5”, 20 pieces 828229 EBT-XD 1cmx1cm 1cm x 1cm, 500 pieces 944832 EBT-XD 1cmx1cm 1cm x 1cm, 20 pieces 953056 EBT-XD 2.612” Circle 2.612” diameter circle, 100 pieces 953058   Contact us today to learn more.      

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d'orientine™ s biofunctional

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (and) Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Seed Extract

D'orientine™ s biofunctional is a date palm kernel extract with clinically proven properties that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help protect skin from environmental sources of aging and wrinkling. Preservative system: preservative-free Recommended use level: 1% - 2.5% (clinically tested at 2.5%)

dermostatyl IS™ biofunctional

Water (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Hexapeptide-2

Dermostatyl IS™ biofunctional is an anti-aging peptide, inspired by epigenetic science related to collagen renewal and melanin regulation, to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and brighten skin tone.  Preservative system: preservative-free Recommended use level: 0.5% - 1% (clinically tested at 1%)

dynachondrine™isr biofunctional

Water (and) Glycerin (and) Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate

Dynachondrine™ isr biofunctional is a bioenergizing botanical extract inspired by scientific knowledge of mitochondrial sirtuin (SIRT3); designed to increase skin energy and reduce ROS. Preservative system: rokonsal™ bs preservative Recommended use level: 1%

dynagen™ biofunctional

Water (and) Glycerin (and) Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein

inspired by the Hair Keratin System™ concept for stronger and healthier looking hair Dynagen™ biofunctional is a biotechnology extract with keratin-boosting properties for stronger, fuller, thicker hair. from yeast saccharomyces cerevisiae rich in bioactive peptide fractions reduced hair damage key features and benefits consumer-perceivable benefit for stronger, thicker, healthier hair feel in vivo increase in keratin 14, keratin 17, keratin 71, ex vivo associated with stronger hair increase in trichohyalin associated with hair keratin structuring increase in collagen I ex vivo, a major scalp collagen increase in collagen IV ex vivo associated with hair anchorage increase in CD34 ex vivo associated with hair nutrition preservative system: sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate recommended use level: 0.5% - 1%  

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ederline™ s biofunctional

Hexyldecanol (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Pyrus Malus (Apple) Seed Extract

ederline™ s biofunctional is an apple seed extract with clinically proven wrinkle reduction properties that help to rejuvenate aged skin. preservative system: preservative-free recommended use level: 1% - 3% (clinically tested at 2.5%) Ederline™ oil s is COSMOS validated. Please contact info.vincience@ashland.com for more information on this specific oil soluble version.

effisin™ la natural multifunctional

Levulinic Acid (and) Aqua (Water)

effisin™ la natural is a multifunctional ingredient and suitable for natural cosmetics in either leave-on, rinse-off or wet wipe formulations. It has masking, skin-conditioning and antimicrobial properties.

effisin™ pg multifunctional

Pentylene Glycol

effisin™ pg, a synthetic quality, is a clear, liquid multifunctional ingredient with very low odor and soluble e.g. in water and cosmetic esters. It possesses an excellent safety profile with proven skin moisturizing properties.

effisin™ pg natural multifunctional

Pentylene Glycol

effisin™ pg natural, a COSMOS approved Pentylene Glycol from 100% natural origin, is a clear, liquid multifunctional ingredient with very low odor. It possesses an excellent safety profile with proven skin moisturizing properties.

elixiance™ biofunctional

Propanediol (and) Water/Aqua (and) Schinus molle extract

Natural and sustainable Peruvian Schinus molle extract wtih pollution-shielding, skin purifying and age-perfecting benefits. Preservative system: preservative-free Recommended use level: 1% - 1.5%

emulsynt™ emulsifier

Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate (and) PEG-8 Propylene Glycol Cocoate

Emulsynt™1055 emulsifier and ester is a blend of a primary and auxiliary emulsifier that is used in a wide variety of personal care formulas.  It is an effective water-in-oil emulsifier.  It has excellent auxilary effects as a stabilizer for oil-in-water emulsions.  It is particularly useful for water-in-oil phase inversion emulsion systems.  In color cosmetics, it could be used as an auxillary pigment binder in pressed powder because it delivers soft and smooth applications. applications color cosmetics

euxyl™ eco 910 preservative

Benzyl Alcohol (and) Cymbopogon Flexuosus Leaf Oil (and) Tocopherol

euxyl™ eco 910 is a liquid cosmetic preservative and suitable for natural cosmetics in either leave-on, rinse-off or wet wipe formulations up to neutral pH. It combines enhanced antimicrobial efficacy at an acceptable dosage with scenting properties.

euxyl™ k 100 preservative

Benzyl Alcohol (and) Methylchloroisothiazolinone/Methylisothiazolinone (and) Propylene Glycol (and) Triethylene Glycol

euxyl™ k 100 is a liquid preservative for personal care products. This blend has broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds. It is powerful even at low use concentrations, and also has good efficacy in the vapor phase.

euxyl™ k 120 preservative

Methylchloroisothiazolinone/Methylisothiazolinone

euxyl™ k 120 is a liquid preservative for personal care products. This blend has broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds. It is powerful even at low use concentrations, and also has good efficacy in the vapor phase. 

euxyl™ k 145 preservative

2-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1.3-Diol (and) Methylchloroisothiazolinone/Methylisothiazolinone

euxyl™ k 145 is a liquid preservative for personal care products. This blend has broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds, and shows especially strong activity against gram-negative bacteria. 

euxyl™ k 320 preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Methylparaben (and) Ethylparaben (and) Propylene Glycol

euxyl™ k 320 is a liquid preservative for personal care products. This blend has broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy, and is efficient against bacteria, yeasts and molds. It has good efficacy in the vapor phase, and is stable across a broad pH range. 

euxyl™ k 340 preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Methylparaben (and) Butylparaben (and) Ethylparaben (and) Propylparaben

euxyl™ k 340 is a liquid preservative for personal care products. This blend has strong, broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds. It contains no organic halogen compounds, and is stable across a broad pH range.  

euxyl™ k 350 preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Methylparaben (and) Ethylparaben (and) Propylene Glycol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin

euxyl™ k 350 is a liquid preservative for personal care products. This mild blend has balanced, broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds. It is stable across a broad pH and temperature range.

euxyl™ k 500 preservative

Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate

euxyl™ k 500 is liquid preservative for personal care products. This blend has balanced, broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy. In addition, its specific combination of active ingredients helps prevent its constituent organic acids from discoloring. 

euxyl™ k 510 preservative

DMDM Hydantoin (and) Methylchloroisothiazolinone/Methylisothiazolinone

euxyl™ k 510 is a liquid preservative for personal care products. This blend has strong, broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds. It has good efficacy in the vapor phase, and is powerful even at low use concentrations. 

euxyl™ k 700 preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Benzyl Alcohol (and) Potassium Sorbate (and) Aqua (Water) (and) Tocopherol

euxyl™ k 700 is a liquid preservative for personal care products. This mild blend has strong, broad-spectrum antimicrobial efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds, and also has good efficacy in the vapor phase.

euxyl™ k 701 preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic Acid (and) Ethylhexylglycerin

euxyl™ k 701 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy, and good efficacy in the vapor phase. It is a mild blend with an enhanced composition, including an antimicrobial booster.

euxyl™ k 702 preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic Acid (and) Aqua (Water) (and) Ethylhexylglycerin (and) Polyaminopropyl Biguanide

euxyl™ k 702 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy, and good efficacy in the vapor phase. It is a mild blend with an enhanced composition, including an antimicrobial booster.

euxyl™ k 703 preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic Acid

euxyl™ k 703 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds. This mild blend is stable across a broad pH range (up to 6), and has good efficacy in the vapor phase. 

euxyl™ k 712 preservative

Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate (and) Aqua (Water)

euxyl™ k 712 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds. This mild blend can be used for certified natural cosmetics, and has good efficacy in the vapor phase.   

euxyl™ k 720 preservative

Propylene Glycol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Caprylyl Glycol

euxyl™ k 720 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds. This mild blend is ideal for wet wipes and provides an added value as humectant. 

euxyl™ k 830 preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin (and) Octenidine HCl

euxyl™ k 830 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy. The addition of the OCX – Efficacy Enhancing System allows phenoxyethanol to better attack the cell membrane, improving its antimicrobial efficacy. 

euxyl™ k 900 preservative

Benzyl Alcohol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin (and) Tocopherol

euxyl™ k 900 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy. The addition of ethylhexylglycerin reduces the interfacial tension at the cell membrane of microorganisms and improves the antimicrobial activity. 

euxyl™ k 903 preservative

Benzyl Alcohol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic Acid (and) Tocopherol

euxyl™ k 903 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy against bacteria, yeasts and molds. This mild blend can be used for certified natural cosmetics, and has good efficacy in the vapor phase.  

euxyl™ k 940 preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Benzyl Alcohol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin (and) Tocopherol

euxyl™ k 940 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy. The addition of ethylhexylglycerin reduces the interfacial tension at the cell membrane of microorganisms and improves the antimicrobial activity. 

euxyl™ pe 9010 preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin

euxyl™ pe 9010 a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy. The addition of ethylhexylglycerin reduces the interfacial tension at the cell membrane of microorganisms and improves the antimicrobial activity. 

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fiberHance™ bm solution

Hydroxypropylgluconamide (and) Hydroxypropylammonium Gluconate

Everyone wants to have strong, healthy manageable hair but the effects of modern living can take their toll. Factors such as aging, increased use of modern appliances such as hot irons and blow-dryers, and the universal trend of coloring hair, all can contribute to damage and weakness to hair fibers. As such, the hair-strengthening market is growing rapidly as science seeks answers to combatting hair weakening, thinning and breaking. Historically, most solutions for weak hair have involved ingredients which act primarily at the surface with some limited penetration. These have included various forms of proteins, keratin derivatives and some natural oils and vitamins. FiberHance™ bm solution is a new, patented chemistry to be included in the arsenal of ingredients for hair strengthening, evolving from glucose based chemistry. It has a unique multifaceted mode of action which penetrates deep into the cortex to create new hydrogen and ionic bonds, which support the damaged internal keratin structure and strengthen and provide manageability back to the hair.

flexithix™ polymer

PVP

Flexithix™ polymer thickener works under extreme conditions.  This thickener is capable of providing stability across a wide pH range (2-13).  Flexithix™ rheology modifier is formulator-friendly because it does not require neutralization, is highly salt-tolerant, has little to no odor, provides a pleasant after-feel in formulation, and even works with glycolic acid and salicylic acid.  This thickener is very synergistic with acrylates thickeners.  When combined with acrylates thickeners in skin care and color cosmetic formulas, Flexithix™ polymer has the ability to create bouncy and silicone elastomer-like textures. applications color cosmetics leave-on skin care

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gaffix™ vc-713 polymer (copolymer vc-713)

Vinyl Caprolactam/VP/Dimethylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer

Gaffix™ vc-713 polymer (sold as copolymer vc-713 in Europe) is a terpolymer of vinyl caprolactam/vinylpyrrolidone/dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate developed for hair fixative and styling formulations. In hair fixatives, the polymer provides superior holding power at low solids level, even in high humidity environments. It has excellent compatibility with all types of aerosol propellants, including hydrocarbons, and requires no neutralization.

gafquat™ hs-100 polymer

Gafquat™ hs-100 polymer is a copolymer of methacrylamidopropyltrimethyl-ammonium chloride (MAPTAC) and vinylpyrrolidone, Gafquat HS-100 polymer gives transparent, glossy and tack-free flexible films. The amide linkage in the MAPTAC moiety imparts greater hydrolysis resistance. Typical of this cationic polymer family, Gafquat HS-100 polymer is substantive to negatively charged surfaces and compatible with anionic and amphoteric surfactants.

gafquat™ hsi conditioning solution

Polyquaternium-28 (and) Dimethicone

Gafquat™ hsi conditioning solution is a methacrylamidopropyl trimethylammonium chloride (MAPTAC) copolymer using a unique shell/core structure. Gafquat™ hsi conditioning solution combines the benefits of both film forming polymers and dimethicone in personal care products, while minimizing drawbacks associated with silicones (greasy feel, build-up).This allows for stable formulation of water-insoluble silicone in aqueous products, compatibility with anionic surfactants, foam stabilization, and good stability during storage.

gafquat™ one step styling and conditioning polymers

Polyquaternium-11 Gafquat™ 755 N polymer, Gafquat™ 440 polymer; Polyquaternium-28 Gafquat™ HS-100 polymer

gafquat™ 440, 755N, HS-100 polymers description Gafquat™ cationic conditioning copolymers are film formers with enhanced substantivity and are specially designed for use in hair care applications like hair mousses, leave-on detangling products and hair gels, to provide multifunctional benefits such as styling and conditioning. Gafquat™ series, developed by Ashland, provides hair styling with a smoother, more conditioned hair feel and helps to protect against thermal and mechanical damage caused by brushing and blow drying. key features styling and conditioning in one step flexible hold thermal protection from brush and blow dry styling applications resistance to high humidity excellent detangling effect easy wet combing enhances natural shine and luster no tack during dry down quaternized copolymer with enhanced substantivity gafquat™ 755 N is a high molecular weight product (20% solution) gafquat™ 440 is a medium molecular weight product (30% solution) gafquat™ hs-100 is a high molecular weight product (20% solution) formulation ideas Gafquat™ series polymer can be used in mousses, gels, serums, pomades, waxes, pastes, styling sprays, conditioning rinses, leave-in treatments, and detangling sprays. formulation benefits creates flexible films compatible with nonionic and cationic polymers water and alcohol compatible thickened with nonionic thickeners process dependent with anionic thickeners     

gafquat™ polymers

Gafquat™ polymers are vinylpyrrolidone/dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate copolymers which give transparent, glossy, tack free, flexible films. The polymers are substantive to negatively charged surfaces and compatible with anionic and amphoteric surfactants.

gantrez™ es polymer series

gantrez™ es polymer grade INCIs: gantrez™ es-215 polymer INCI: Ethyl Ester of PVM/MA copolymer gantrez™ es-225 polymer INCI: Ethyl Ester of PVM/MA copolymer gantrez™ es-335 polymer INCI: Isopropyl Ester of PVM/MA copolymer gantrez™ es-425 polymer INCI: Butyl Ester of PVM/MA copolymer gantrez™ es-435 polymer INCI: Butyl Ester of PVM/MA copolymer Gantrez™ polymers are multifunctional fixative and styling polymers designed for spray styling, specifically hairsprays. Gantrez™ es polymers enables the stylist or consumer to create artistic hair styles, special effects with curling/flat irons, lift and spray volume, and sculpted hair styles. Gantrez™ polymers are monoalkyl esters of poly (methyl vinyl ether/maleic anhydride). The polymethyl vinyl ether is a flexible film former while the maleic anhydride is a polar hard monomer which contributes to bonding strength.   technical information recommended neutralisation levels for gantrez™ polymers 10–15% anhydrous aerosol hairsprays 15–20% 80% VOC aerosol and 55% VOC pump hairsprays 30–40% hydroalcoholic formulations (gels, mousses, etc.) and products for application to wet hair Note: <10% for improved H/C compatibility; only works with fatty amine neutraliser compliant with global cosmetic regulations (Europe, US, Japan and China) use level: 0.5–7% solids

gantrez™ polymers

Gantrez™ polymers (a-425, es-225, es-335, es-425, es-435, sp-215) are a series of copolymers of monoalkyl esters of poly (methyl vinyl ether/maleic acid) with varying ester groups, supplied as clear, viscous solutions. The gantrez™ polymers form tough, clear glossy films. Films exhibit tack-free adhesion, have excellent substantivity, and moisture resistance.   Film properties and solubility can be modified by the type and degree of neutralization, allowing formulation across product lines from regular hold to super hold and from a natural, soft feel to a firmer, harder holding finish. Gantrez™ polymers are soluble in alcohols, esters, ketones and glycol ethers and have good compatibility with aerosol propellants. They can also be used in both low and high VOC formulations.

germaben™ II | germaben™ II-e preservative

Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Methylparaben (and) Propylparaben

germaben™ II, a clear, viscous liquid, is a convenient, ready-to-use complete antimicrobial preservative system with broad spectrum activity. It minimizes the problems associated with incorporating solid parabens. The solubilized combination of germaben™ II preservative with methylparaben and propylparaben is effective against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and against yeast and mold. germaben™ II-e is a clear, viscous liquid preservative system designed for emulsion systems with oil phases greater than 25%. It includes a total concentration of 20% parabens predissolved in propylene glycol for easy and convenient addition to cosmetic formulations.

germall™ 115 preservative

Imidazolidinyl Urea

germall™ 115 preservative is a white, free-flowing hygroscopic powder. It is very effective against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, including Pseudomonas species. It acts synergistically with other preservatives. With parabens, it provides a broad spectrum of activity against bacteria, yeast, and mold. This activity has made the germall™ 115-paraben combination one of the most widely used cosmetic preservative systems in the world.

germall™ II preservative

Diazolidinyl Urea

germall™ II preservative is a white, free-flowing hygroscopic powder. It provides a wide spectrum of antibacterial activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms, including Pseudomonas species. germall™ II preservative is easy to be incorporated and compatible with many other cosmetic ingredients. Approved for use in most countries, it is effective at low doses and can be used to bolster other preservatives.

germall™ plus preservative

Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

germall™ plus preservative is a white, free-flowing hygroscopic powder, a patented synergistic combination of germall™ II preservative (diazolidinyl urea) and iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (IPBC). germall™ plus is a highly effective, broad spectrum preservative for emulsions and aqueous formulations. It can be incorporated into a variety of leave-on and rinse-off cosmetic and personal care formulations for reliable preservation.

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harmoniance™ biofunctional

Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) Extract

Harmoniance™ biofunctional is a powerful botanical obtained from the whole, fresh, and living Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) plant. Using Zeta Fraction™ technology, the whole living Sacred Lotus plant, including flower, stem, leaf, and root is separated as fractions, thus preserving the original cellular architecture and capturing the plant's synergistic properties.  

heliostatine isr™ biofunctional

Water (and) Glycerin (and) Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract

Heliostatine isr™ biofunctional is a botanical extract with clinically proven tan enhancement effects for a healthy glow and radiance. preservative system: sodium benzoate recommended use level: 1% - 1.5% (clinically tested at 1.5%)

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infini’tea™ biofunctional

camellia sinensis leaf extract

ultra fresh tea serum for a peaceful and balanced skin inspired by neurocosmetics and yoga Recommended use level: 0.3 to 1% (in vivo test at 1%) Infini’tea™ biofunctional is a unique, ultra-fresh tea serum extracted from live Camellia sinensis tea leaves using Ashland’s proprietary zeta fraction™ technology. Infini’tea™ biofunctional provides formulators with a solution to restore a peaceful balance inspired by neurocosmetics and the ceremonial ritual of tea to restore the homeostasis of young, fresh and relaxed looking skin. key benefits and features COSMOS validated natural meets ISO 16128-2:2017 100% natural origin content standardneurocosmetic solution to calm and sooth the skin cosmetic solution inspired by yoga, sun do and meditation first detox concept for monosodium glutamate excitotoxin helps limit the damage of UV helps decrease ex vivo the expression of melanin reduces the appearance of redness and fine lines; increases skin luminosity fresh, natural, pure and minimally processed tea serum from patented zeta fraction™ technology unique composition with superior level of L-theanine and anti oxidants than green and black tea tea leaves sourced and manufactured utilizing low environment impact practices dual approach to skin relaxation Ashland has explored 2 pathways inspired by neurocosmetic science, to research the calming and soothing properties of infini’tea: the competition of theanine against the glutamate excitotoxin the skin expression of BDNF. Infini’tea™ is up to 10 times more concentrated in theanine than green or black tea. Theanine is known to act as an antagonist to glutamate found in industrial food, an excitotoxin that has been described to be responsible of worsening skin problems such as eczema. BDNF, the Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor is shown to decrease in different inflammatory states of the skin such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. The application of infini’tea, similarly to the practice of yoga helps to increase the expression of this factor in the skin.       

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klucel™ 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 aqueous thickening and stabilizing properties characteristic of other water-soluble cellulose polymers available from Ashland. Klucel™ HPC films are flexible without plasticizers and non-tacky at high humidity.

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laminixyl is™ biofunctional

Water (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Heptapeptide-8

Laminixyl is™ biofunctional is a laminin-5 peptide designed to help preserve skin integrity and the dermal-epidermal junction. preservative system: preservative-free. recommended use level: 0.5% (clinically tested at 0.5%)

lipigenine™ sp biofunctional

Water (and) Glycerin (and) Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract

Lipigenine™ sp biofunctional is a flax seed extract designed to help advance physical and biochemical skin barrier functions. Lipigenine™ sp biofunctional is Ashland natural solution for a healthy skin microbiome. Lipigenine™ sp can help boost skin Anti Microbial Peptides (AMP), increasing skin’s natural defenses against bacteria at the surface of the skin. Likewise, Lipigenine sp can increase epidermal lipids, creating a more resistant skin barrier with less damage after bacterial or detergent stress. Lipigenine™ sp is recommended in cosmetic products including hand sanitizers to achieve a healthy looking skin.     

liquagard™ preservative

Butylene Glycol (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

liquagard™ is a patent-pending liquid preservative blend of the highest grade of pure iodopropynyl butylcarbamate in a solvent, butylene glycol. It is an extremely effective fungicide at low concentrations. This product can also be used in combination with other preservatives such as germall™ 115, germall™ II, or the optiphen™ range to provide broad-spectrum preservation. liquagard™ preservative is compatible with broad range of raw materials including surfactants and proteins.

liquagard™ s-1 preservative | rokonsal™ s-1 preservative

Methylchloroisothiazolinone/Methylisothiazolinone

liquagard™ s-1 preservative is a colorless to yellow aqueous solution that consists of methylchloroisothiazolinone/methylisothiazolinone with magnesium salts as stabilizers. It gives clear aqueous solutions at any dilution. rokonsal™ s-1 preservative has proven to be a cost-effective preserving system for rinse-off-products like shampoos, shower-gels, foam baths, and other rinse-off cosmetic applications and is effective up to pH 8, max. The product is also marketed under the trade name rokonsal™ s-1.

liquapar™ me preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Methylparaben (and) Ethylparaben (and) Caprylyl Glycol

liquapar™ me preservative is a clear, yellowish solution supplied for global use. It is based on short chain parabens. Due to the contained multifunctional ingredient, It provides similar efficiency to traditional paraben combinations, and it is effective over a broad pH range. This product is highly recommended for leave-on/rinse-off hair care and skin careapplications. It also can be used in wet wipe applications. 

liquapar™ mep preservative | rokonsal™ mep preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Methylparaben (and) Ethylparaben (and) Propylparaben

liquapar™ mep preservative is a clear, yellowish solution supplied for global use. It has broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, yeast and mold, and it is effective over a broad pH range. This product is highly recommended for use in wet wipe applications as well as rinse-off and leave-on hair care and skin care applications. The product is also marketed under the trade name rokonsal™ mep.

liquapar™ oil preservative

Isopropylparaben (and) Isobutylparaben (and) Butylparaben

liquapar™ oil preservative is a 100% active, clear, stable, liquid blend of isopropyl, isobutyl, and n-butyl esters of parahydroxybenzoic acid. This unique combination of parabens is a very effective preservative against Gram-positive bacteria, yeast, and mold. The higher alkyl esters present in liquapar™ oil preservative are not only more active but also more stable and resistant to hydrolysis than traditional lower alkyl powder parabens. liquapar™ oil preservative minimizes problems of grittiness or crystallization often associated with the use of individual powder parabens, and it can be readily incorporated into many types of cosmetic formulations without heating.

liquapar™ optima preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Methylparaben (and) Isopropylparaben (and) Isobutylparaben (and) Butylparaben

liquapar™ optima is a liquid preservative system. It is an optimized blend of phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, isopropylparaben, isobutylparaben, and butylparaben. This unique blend of parabens is primarily antifungal, and when combined with phenoxyethanol, the complete system has broad spectrum antimicrobial activity. These components partition within a formula according to their water or oil affinity to provide total antimicrobial coverage of the water phase, oil phase, oil soluble components, and emulsion interfaces. liquapar™ optima preservative is effective against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and mold. 

liquid germall™ plus preservative

Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

liquid germall™ plus preservative is a patented synergistic combination of germall™ II preservative (diazolidinyl urea) and iodopropynyl butylcarbamate (IPBC) in propylene glycol. germall™ plus is a highly effective, broad spectrum preservative for emulsions and aqueous formulations. It can be incorporated into a variety of leave-on and rinse-off cosmetic and personal care formulations for broad preservation.

lubrajel* hydrogels

Lubrajel* hydrogels offer wide ranges of enhancing technologies to make products feel more elegant, deliver a multitude of functions and aid ease of formulation.  Lubrajel hydrogels are hydrophilic and consist of water, humectants and a polymer as a thickening agent. The solvent and humectant molecules are bound to the polymeric network, resulting in a structured system with increased viscosity.  As a rheology modifier, lubrajel hydrogels come in several versions with varying viscosities, from the highly viscous lubrajel dv hydrogel used in emulsion stabilization and suspension of compatible materials such as titanium dioxide to lubrajel oil hydrogel, an oil-like, low viscosity gel. They are also effective at stabilizing emulsions in various personal care applications. Note: Lubrajel hydrogels are manufactured for Ashland Inc. by Guardian Laboratories, a division of United-Guardian, Inc. The products are marketed and sold exclusively by Ashland Specialty Ingredients in the Americas and selected parts of Europe and Asia; not available through Ashland in the UK, France and Italy. *Lubrajel is a registered trademark of United-Guardian, Inc.

lubrajel* marine

Water (and) Glycerin (and) Sodium PCA (and) Erythritol (and) Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) (and) Xanthan Gum

Lubrajel* marine is a unique solution for dry skin that provides moisture thanks to its naturally-derived glycerin content and cross-linked polysaccharide. Ideal for moisturizing skin care formulations, lubrajel* marine is preserved with benzoic acid and sorbic acid. Lubrajel* marine revives and refreshes consumer senses with its unique effect on texture feel, and it is clinically proven to provide skin moisture in 8 hours. With the COSMOS and sustainable lubrajel* marine hydrogel, Ashland brings formulators a natural tool to create novel texture with excellent slip and freshness, and provide rapid moisture. Lubrajel* marine hydrogel is a multifunctional sensory enhancer that gives a silky, matte powdery after feel. *Lubrajel is a registered trademark of United-Guardian, Inc.

lubrasil* microemulsions

Lubrasil microemulsions are clathrates of glyceryl acrylate and polyacrylic acid that enclose water molecules. Hydrophilic gels consisting of a solvent, humectants and a polymer, as a thickening agent, this range of products delivers moisturizing benefits and unique sensory attributes including enhanced lubricity. Lubrasil* microemulsions add the smooth feel of silicone with the incorporation of dimethicone in a microemulsion. These silicone-containing formulations are multifunctional. As an emollient, film former and water-resistant additive, the product range delivers advanced lubricity, moisturization and feel. Note: Lubrasil* microemulsions are manufactured for Ashland Inc. by Guardian Laboratories, a division of United-Guardian, Inc. The products are marketed and sold exclusively by Ashland in the Americas and selected parts of Europe and Asia; not available through Ashland in the UK, France and Italy.  *Lubrasil is a registered trademark of United-Guardian, Inc.

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marine hydrolyzed collagen a™

water (and) hydrolyzed collagen

Marine hydrolysed collagen a™ biofunctional is composed of marine collagen fractions for scalp and hair applications. Upcycled from fish skin, marine hydrolysed collagen a™ has a positive impact on overall sustainability. Marine hydrolysed collagen a™ has proven benefits on keratin 14, a keratin associated with hair strength, in scalp biopsies. Studies on Asian hair show benefits on repairing damaged hair, and an increase in hair softness. Suitable for shampoos and conditioners, hair treatments, mascaras and beards treatments. preservative system: sorbic acid, benzoic acid recommended use level: 1% for scalp treatment to 5% for hair conditioning       

marine hydrolyzed collagen lmw™

Water (and) Hydrolyzed Collagen

Marine hydrolysed collagen a™ biofunctional is composed of marine collagen fractions for scalp and hair applications. Upcycled from fish skin, marine hydrolysed collagen a™ has a positive impact on overall sustainability. Marine hydrolysed collagen a™ has proven benefits on keratin 14, a keratin associated with hair strength, in scalp biopsies. Studies on Asian hair show benefits on repairing damaged hair, and an increase in hair softness. Suitable for shampoos and conditioners, hair treatments, mascaras and beards treatments. marine collagen oligopeptides preservative system: pehnoxyethanol, sodium benzoate recommended use level: 0.25% - 1%

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n-durHance™ a-1000 conditioning polymer

Polyacrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride

N-durHance™ a-1000 conditioning polymer provides conditioning properties in a variety of conditioning formulations including both leave on and rinse off conditioners and hair masks along with conditioning shampoos.

n-hance™ 4572 conditioning polymer

The use of Ashland's synthetic cationic polymers helps formulators to improve deposition of oil soluble materials to the skin from a rinse-off formulation. The ability to reduce the load of these expensive actives up to 50% along with low use levels aid in the creation of cost effective formulas.  All are compatible wit a wide range of anionic, nonionci and cationic surfactants.

n-hance™ cationic guar

Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

N-hance™ cationic guars are cationic polymers that provide the dual benefits of conditioning and thickening. The cationic charge makes the product substantive to anionic surfaces such as skin and hair. Many of the products in the n-hance™ cationic guar product line have a high molecular weight, water-soluble backbone and are effective viscosifiers in aqueous solutions and surfactant-based systems.

n-hance™ sp-100 conditioning polymer

Acrylamidopropyl Trimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer

N-hance™ sp-100 conditioning polymer is used as a substantive conditioning polymer in rinse-off surfactant systems, such as shampoos, to reduce tangling and improve the wet and dry comb properties of hair after shampooing. It is especially useful for delivering a highly conditioned feel to wet and dry hair. n-hance™ SP-100 can also be added to bath and shower gels to improve skin feel after bathing or showering. N-hance sp-100 conditioning polymer also functions as a deposition polymer in two-in-one shampoo and body wash systems by forming a coacervate with anionic surfactants, promoting the deposition of silicone, other emollients, or anti-microbial agents such as zinc or selenium onto hair and skin. Typical use levels are from 0.1 wt% to 0.25 wt%.

natriance™ ageless biofunctional

(proposed): Water (and) Glycerin (and) Sodium PCA (and) Erythritol (and) Hydrolyzed Collagen (and) Carrageenan (and) Xanthan Gum (and) Hexapeptide-9

Ashland utilizes a multi-functional approach to healthier and younger-looking skin. Natriance™ ageless biofunctional provides rapid moisture to the skin and reduces the depth of wrinkles and fine lines by increasing the expression of 4 key types of collagen (4C) present in the dermis and dermal-epidermal junction membrane area. Natriance™ ageless biofunctional is naturally sourced and biodegradable. It is well suited for formulations that resonate with the sustainable and clean beauty trends. Only at 5% of Natriance™ Ageless biofunctional loading in water, the extremely simple ampoule formulation provides a light and pleasantly fresh sensorial texture. key features and benefits increase skin collagen IV & XVII expression increase skin collagen I & III expression increase skin hydration significantly decrease skin TEWL significantly less wrinkle depth and better skin smoothness excellent spreadability, boosts moisture and fresh feel improve skin brightening, smoothness technical Information natural origin (ISO 16128-2:2017 ): >98% compliant with most global cosmetic regulations: including USA, EU, China, Japan, etc. recommended dosage:1% - 5% appearance: translucent viscous liquid solubility: water soluble preservative: benzoic acid (and) sorbic acid formulation guideline: add below 40°C into water phase For more information or to request a sample submit the form or send an email to PersonalCareAsia@ashland.com.

natriance™ brightener extract

Water (Aqua) (and) Glycerin (and) Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein

to brighten and illuminate the skin end benefit:  Natriance™ brightener extract helps skin reveal its own radiance, create a natural glow and sublimate skin tone for a brighter and more luminous appearance. applications: body and face care hand care anti-aging creams brightening/whitening formulations day and night formulations recommended use level: 1% to 3% – (0.3% recommended use level for USA)     

natriance™ renovate extract

Water (Aqua) (and) Glycerin (and) Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract

to help skin gently transform its surface and reduce flaws end benefit: Natriance™ renovate extract helps skin renovate its surface and transform the texture into a visibly renewed skin with less squames and flaws. With a gentle, natural renewal from the inside, the skin surface is re-texturized. applications: body and face care flawless effect creams skin perfecter products recommended use level:  2%     

natriance™ self-hydrate extract

Water (Aqua) (and) Propanediol (and) Pea (Pisum sativum) Extract

To teach skin self-moisturization end benefit: Natriance™ self-hydrate extract helps educate skin to draw water from the inside. By enhancing essential water molecules, hydrasources are restored resulting in skin that is visibly more quenched. applications: body and face care day and night creams moisturizing products for men and women recommended use level:  1% to 2%     

natriance™ solar defense extract

Water (Aqua) (and) Propanediol (and) Hydrolyzed Soy Protein

to adapt skin to preserve sun defense capital and beauty end benefit: Natriance™ solar defense extract helps preserve the skin’s defense against exposure to sunlight. It helps skin adapt more readily to solar exposure and limit exposure-related damage, preserving its healthy appearance and beauty. applications: body and face care day and protective products sun care products formulations against premature aging and photo-aging recommended use level:  1% to 2%     

natriance™ wrinkle-less extract

Water (Aqua) (and) Glycerin (and) Hydrolyzed Corn Protein

To erase signs of time and keep wrinkles away end benefit:  Natriance™ wrinkle-less extract helps skin reduce one of the most visible signs of aging – wrinkles. Skin may appear smoother, refreshed and firmer. applications: body and face care day and night creams anti-aging products for men and women recommended use level: 1% to 2%     

natrosol™ hec

Hydroxyethylcellulose

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 suppliers who have implemented zero deforestation business practices, adhering to standards set forth by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), by the Program for the Endorsement Certification (PEFC.), or both Our cotton linters are sourced from suppliers who have received third party certifications including the Global Recycled Standard (GRS 4.0) and SCS Recycled Content Standard, certifying that their cotton linters are 100% recycled content.

natrosol™ plus 330 and polysurf™ 67 cetyl modified hydroxyethylcellulose

Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose (HMHEC)

Hydrophobically modified hydroxyethylcellulose (HMHEC) is made in a two-step reaction. The first is the standard reaction of alkali-cellulose with ethylene oxide to produce HEC. The second step is a cetyl substitution, which provides the hydrophobic end groups. The resultant nonionic polymer is purified and dried. HMHEC for personal care and cosmetic applications is sold as natrosol™ plus 330 cs and polysurf™ 67 cs.  HMHEC polymers are unique in that they function as associative thickeners, meaning they not only thicken aqueous systems via chain entanglement and conventional hydrogen bonding, but also via hydrophobe interactions. In solution, hydrophobe groups seek out other hydrophobes, including oils and pigments, forming weak interactions and effectively creating a three-dimensional polymer network. The hydrophobic modification imparts many unique properties to HMHEC polymers including pseudoplastic shear thinning behavior, high salt tolerance and long-term stability over a very wide pH range (3.5-11). Furthermore, HMHEC also behaves as a polymeric co-emulsifier and can be used to stabilize O/W emulsions without the use of conventional high HLB, water-soluble surfactants, thus removing the major component leading to skin irritation and enabling a much milder formulation.

neomatrix™ biofunctional

Water/Aqua (and) Glycerin (and) sh- Pentapeptide-6 Triflouroacetate

Neomatrix™ biofunctional is inspired by wound healing science and stratifin epidermal biomessenger that is linked with dermal remodeling and wrinkle repair. preservative system: sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate recommended use level: 1% (clinically tested at 1%)

nightessence™ biofunctional

Butylene Glycol (and) Water (Aqua) (and) Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract

Ashland has unlocked the secret of our skin at night so you can awaken like Sleeping Beauty from your slumber, with skin re-set for the day ahead. Ashland nightessence™ biofunctional enhances the naturally occurring nocturnal process that helps skin boost molecules such as timezyme and melatonin. Building on the current beauty sleep trend, this new biofunctional is tailored to optimize skin’s nighttime needs. It helps restore it overnight, so skin looks rested, renewed and illuminated by morning. Nightessence™ biofunctional was eco-consciously designed from field-to-skin. Our premium lavender is grown sustainably, respecting nature in its cultivation and harvesting techniques on the mountain slopes in Provence, France. The flowers are extracted using Ashland’s proprietary Plant Small RNA technology™ (PSR) to offer a novel type of lavender essence to the cosmetic market.  rich in plant small RNAs and 23 phytonutrients such as AHAs and polyphenols eco-consciously designed from field-to-skin inspired by the beauty sleep trend enhances essential nocturnal processes and molecules for a night repair, night detox and cleanse , and night renew clinically tested on night workers key features and benefitshelps skin boost essential nocturnal molecules associated with night repair, night detox and cleanse, and night renew timezyme the good night enzyme melatonin, the clean sleep molecule nocturnin, moonlighting cleansing enzyme night repair of daily damages limits dark DNA damage (dark sun effect) night detox & cleanse for visible skin renew detox: reduces formation of oxidant species induced by visible light renew: epidermis appears thicker and restored in a 3D model stressed by visible light (data available) cleanse: mRNA quality control & removal by nocturnin overnight skin reset evaluation on Caucasian and Asian skin — visible effect on night workers’ skin a rapid effect in just one night with long term results in 3 and 4 weeks skin looks rested, renewed, illuminated with less dark circles after 28 days of application of a cream containing nightessence™ biofunctional at 1 percent hair night reset nightessence™ biofunctional at 0.5 percent increased, in vitro in hair follicle, melatonin expression described to promote hair anagen phase (in vitro data available)     

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oleanoline™ IS biofunctional

Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil (and) Olea Europea (Olive) Leaf Extract

Oleanoline™ IS biofunctional is an olive leaf extract that detoxifies and clarifies skin and is clinically proven to improve the appearance of irritated skin. preservative system: preservative-free recommended use level: 1% - 5% (clinically tested at 2% and 5%)

omnirez™ 2000 polymer

Ethyl Ester of PVM/MA Copolymer

Omnirez™ 2000 polymer, ethyl ester of PVM/MA copolymer, is suitable for use in low VOC (55 percent) and anhydrous products. Omnirez™ 2000 polymer forms tough, clear, glossy films and delivers long-term hold to hair in high humidity conditions. The polymer allows for good sprayability and has good propellant compatibility. The performance of omnirez™ 2000 polymer can be optimized by selecting the appropriate additives, neutralizers, packaging and valving.

optimage™ microgel

Water (Aqua) (and) Polyquaternium-28 (and) PVM/MA Copolymer

Optimage sf microgel provides both rapid and long-lasting improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It achieves this due to its unique gel-matrix composition, which has an affinity to skin and adapts to wrinkle topology. This microgel is a patent-pending technology that is soft, silicone-free, pre-dispersed, and robust in formulation. This technology can be used in both anti-aging and "selfie-ready" skin care formulas. applications leave-on skin care

optiphen™ p preservative platform

Optimizing the delivery of non-alcohol preservatives is essential to the viability of next-generation preservative systems. The optiphen™ p preservative platform is the first preservative technology platform without alcoholic antimicrobials, based on an optimized delivery system. The delivery system serves to maximize preservative efficacy without interfering with or destabilizing cosmetic formulations such as emulsions. All of the preservative products offered within the optiphen™ p platform address today's demands for cost-efficient preservatives that follow natural ingredient trends. The optiphen™ p preservative platform contains two products: optiphen™ dp preservative [INCI: Propylene Carbonate (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic Acid (and) Propanediol]optiphen™ dlp preservative [INCI: Propylene Carbonate (and) Dehydroacetic Acid] applications: hair care:  leave-on, rinse-off skin care:  leave-on, rinse-off, wet wipes pH:  optiphen™ dp - up to 6.0.  optiphen™ dlp up to 6.4 recommended use levels:  0.3% - 2.0%

optiphen™ 200 preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol

optiphen™ 200 preservative contains the antimicrobial active phenoxyethanol. An additional booster increases the broad spectrum activity against micro-organisms. It can be used in a variety of cosmetic formulations. The excellent pH compatibility allows use in acidic and slightly alkaline formulations. It is applicable for use in a variety of rinse off personal care preparations such as shampoos and conditioners. It is also well suited for high-quality care-cosmetics like creams, emulsions, wet wipe systems and gels.

optiphen™ 300 preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol

optiphen™ 300 preservative is a colorless to light yellow aqueous solution that contains the antimicrobial active phenoxyethanol. An additional booster increases the broad spectrum activity against micro-organisms. It can be used in a variety of cosmetic formulations. The excellent pH compatibility allows use in acidic and slightly alkaline formulations. It is applicable for use in a variety of rinse off personal care preparations such as shampoos and conditioners. It is also suitable for cosmetics like creams, emulsions, lotions, and gels.

optiphen™ bd preservative

Benzyl Alcohol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic Acid

optiphen™ bd preservative is based on a combination of benzoic acid and dehydroacetic acid in benzyl alcohol. Ashland's nature-identical preservatives are ideal solutions for products aimed at the Eco-aware consumer. optiphen™ bd preservative is ECOCERT-, NATRUE-, COSMOS - and BDIH-compliant. The synthetic version of naturally occurring substances with excellent efficacy has proven to be an effective preservative system. This product is well suited for a veriety of natural personal care prodcts, if they conform to the necessary pH- conditions.

optiphen™ bs preservative | rokonsal™ bs preservative

Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate (and) Aqua (Water)

optiphen™ bs is a broad spectrum liquid preservative system and effective against Gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mold. optiphen™ bs preservative was designed specifically for personal care formulations with a pH up to 5.4 It is based on a combination of nature-identical substances: sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate. Ashland's nature-identical preservatives are ideal solutions for products aimed at the Eco-aware consumer. rokonsal™ bs preservative is ECOCERT-, NATRUE-, COSMOS - and BDIH-compliant. The product is also marketed under the trade name rokonsal™ bs.  

optiphen™ bsb-n preservative | rokonsal™ bsb-n preservative

Benzyl Alcohol (and) Glycerin (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Sorbic Acid

optiphen™ bsb-n preservative is a combination of benzoic and sorbic acids in benzyl alcohol. Ashland's nature-identical preservatives are ideal solutions for products aimed at the Eco-aware consumer. This product is validated by ECOCERT according to the COSMOS-standard. Due to the organic acids, optiphen™ bsb-n preservative may be classified as a mild preservative. It is effective against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, yeasts and molds at acid pH values. The product is also marketed under the trade name rokonsal™ bsb-n.

optiphen™ bsb-w preservative

Benzyl Alcohol (and) Aqua (Water) (and) Sodium Benzoate (and) Potassium Sorbate

optiphen™ bsb–w preservative consists of a combination of sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate in benzyl alcohol. Ashland's nature-identical preservatives are ideal solutions for products aimed at the Eco-aware consumer. optiphen™ bsb–w preservative is ECOCERT-, NATRUE-, COSMOS - and BDIH-compliant. The synthetic versions of naturally occurring substances with excellent efficacy has proven to be an effective preservative system. This product is well suited for a variety of natural personal care products, if they conform to the necessary pH- conditions.

optiphen™ bsp preservative | rokonsal™ bsp preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Propylene Glycol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Sorbic Acid

optiphen™ bsp preservative is a combination of benzoic and sorbic acids in phenoxyethanol. Due to the organic acids, optiphen™ bsp may be classified as a mild preservative, provided the pH of the final product is not higher than 5.4. It is effective against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, yeasts and mold. The product is also marketed under the trade name rokonsal™ bsp.

optiphen™ dlp preservative

Propylene Carbonate (and) Dehydroacetic Acid

Ashland's optiphen™ p platform is the next generation technology platform without alcoholic antimicrobials, based on an optimized delivery system which serves to ostensibly maximize preservative efficacy without interfering or destabilizing cosmetic formulations. All of the preservative products offered within the optiphen™ p platform address today’s demands for cost-efficient preservatives that follow natural ingredient trends. optiphen™ dlp preservative is based on a nature identical active and provides excellent antifungal boosting at lower use levels. When used at higher dosages full protection can be achieved.

optiphen™ dp preservative

Propylene Carbonate (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic Acid (and) Propanediol

Ashland's optiphen™ p platform is the next generation technology platform without alcoholic antimicrobials, based on an optimized delivery system which serves to ostensibly maximize preservative efficacy without interfering or destabilizing cosmetic formulations. All of the preservative products offered within the optiphen™ p platform address today’s demands for cost-efficient preservatives that follow natural ingredient trends. optiphen™ dp preservative is based on nature identical actives and offers broad spectrum protection. optiphen™ dp is the first preservative launched in the optiphen™ p technology platform. It provides comprehensive antimicrobial protection in aqueous and emulsion-type personal care formulations and incorporates an optimized delivery system to maximize the actives efficacy usually without interfering or destabilizing cosmetic formulations, such as emulsions.

optiphen™ gp preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Propanediol (and) Propylene Carbonate (and) Caprylhydroxamic Acid (and) O-cymen-5-ol

optiphen™ gp preservative is effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mold. It offers excellent heat stability, works across a wide pH window and is easily solubilized in water. optiphen™ gp preservative is readily biodegradable and solves the growing consumer interest in natural and nature-derive ingredients, as it provides a content of 37% natural origin, applying the ISO 16128-2:2017(E) standard. The product has been tested on delicate Asian skin, which tend to be more sensitive  and it combines no skin irritation and good compatibility in a wide range of personal care products like water facial masks, fragrance free products and  transparent formulations. 

optiphen™ hd multifunctional

1,2-Hexanediol

optiphen™ hd is a global multifunctional additive. The 1,2-alkanediol can be combined with very low doses of preservatives to effectively preserve personal care formulations acting as potentiator. Based on 1,2-hexanediol it can be used in a variety of cosmetic formulations. optiphen™ hd multifunctional is well known and widely used in personal care applications due to its perfect water solubility, its balanced way of boosting preservative activity and imparting emolliancy while being effective over a very wide pH range.

optiphen™ mit plus preservative

Aqua (Water) (and) Methylisothiazolinone (and) Phenethyl Alcohol (and) PPG-2 Methyl Ether

optiphen™ mit plus is a unique globally approved preservative blend based on 5.0% methylisothiazolinone in combination with a booster component, phenethyl alcohol. This combination widens the activity profile and provides broad spectrum protection against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and mold. Products that are sensitive to yeast and mold may need an additional fungicide.

optiphen™ mit preservative

Aqua (Water) (and) Methylisothiazolinone

optiphen™ mit is a preservative based on 9.9% methylisothiazolinone in water, which can be used in products that are typically considered difficult to preserve with conventional preservatives. Many biocidal ingredients are destroyed by conditions such as high temperature or alkaline environments and are ultimately deactivated. This product is well suited to protect even those products.

optiphen™ nd preservative | rokonsal™ nd preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Benzoic Acid (and) Dehydroacetic Acid

optiphen™ nd preservative is a clear, yellowish solution provided for global use. It covers a microbiostatic spectrum of activity against bacteria, mold and yeast. It is effective up to pH of 6.4. The product is highly recommended for use in skin care both in leave-on and rinse-off formulations and wet wipe systems. The product is also marketed under the trade name rokonsal™ nd.

optiphen™ od multifunctional

Caprylyl Glycol

optiphen™ od is a global multifunctional additive. The 1,2-alkanediol can be combined with very low doses of preservatives to effectively preserve personal care formulations acting as potentiator. Based on 1,2-octanediol it can be used in a variety of cosmetic formulations. optiphen™ od multifunctional is well known and widely used in personal care applications due to its balanced way of boosting preservative activity and imparting emolliancy while being effective over a very wide pH range.

optiphen™ plus preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid

optiphen™ plus is a unique liquid preservative formulation featuring an innovative blend of phenoxyethanol and sorbic acid in an emollient base of caprylyl glycol. It is ideal for slightly acidic personal care products requiring broad spectrum protection. The combination of all three ingredients offers effective protection against bacteria, yeast, and mold growth while imparting emolliency.

optiphen™ po preservative

Phenoxyethanol

optiphen™ po preservative contains the antimicrobial active phenoxyethanol. It is a well known active with good market reputation and global approval. The excellent pH compatibility allows its use in acidic and even alkaline formulations as well as a variety of other cosmetic formulations. It can be used alone and functions synergistically with other preservatives. optiphen™ po preservative is applicable for use in a variety of rinse off personal care preparations such as shampoos and conditioners. It is also well-suited for care-cosmetics like creams, emulsions, lotions, wet wipes, and gels.

optiphen™ preservative

Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol

optiphen™ is a unique liquid preservative formulation which consists of phenoxyethanol and an emollient base. The combination of these ingredients provides optimized protection against microbial growth from bacteria and yeast while giving the finished product exceptional feel. optiphen™ preservative works in a wide pH range and offers excellent heat compatibility making it to a preferred option for formulators.

orchid complex os

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride and Cymbidium Grandiflorum (Orchid) Flower Extract

improve formulation spreadability and deliver a smooth after feel to the skin with orchid complex os Orchid complex os extract is the infusion of carefully cultivated Cymbidium orchids in a vegetable emollient base. Orchid complex os extract is a naturally-derived light emollient that enhances product spreadability and delivers a smooth after-feel to the skin with no oily residue. These properties and its naturally-derived origin make orchid complex os extract an ingredient of choice for products such as creams, lotions, body butters and bath products that are intended to convey a natural and mild appeal. Orchid complex os extract is also recommended for color cosmetics because it is light and non-greasy and does not leave any residue on the skin. Orchid complex os extract enhances the formulation application properties, making the product glide on the skin easily and improves its spreadability. These attributes are important benefits for pigmented products, which can be draggy and difficult to spread. typical properties appearance at 25°C: clear, pale yellow to yellow liquid COSMOS* validated nature-derived: 98% natural origin meets ISO 16128-2:2017, 50% - 99% natural origin content standard formulation guidelines orchid complex os should be added to the oil phase of the formula recommended use level: 2 to 30%       

orsirtine™ isr biofunctional

Water (and) Glycerin (and) Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract

Orsirtine™ isr biofunctional is a breakthrough anti-aging technology, inspired by the science sirtuins and skin longevity. Positioned for anti-aging facial products, it helps promote long-term skin benefits and natural protection from environmental aggression. preservative system: potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate recommended use level: 1% (clinically tested at 3%)

oxygenated glycerol triesters D™ biofunctional

Oxidized Corn Oil

Oxygenated glycerol triesters d™ biofunctional is clinically shown to help improve scalp condition; helps provide comfort and soothing properties. super-oxygenated corn oil soothing properties preservative system: preservative-free recommended use level: 2% to pure (clincially tested at 2% and 3%)

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peptide q10™ biofunctional

Water (and) Propanediol (and) Pentapeptide-34 Trifluoroacetate

Peptide q10™ biofunctional is a bioengineered anti-aging peptide designed to help boost the endogenous synthesis of coenzyme q10 and enhance the skin’s natural antioxidant defense. preservative system: sodium benzoate recommended use level: 0.5% - 1% (clinically tested at 0.5%)

peptide vinci™ 02 IS biofunctional

Water (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Hexapeptide-3

Peptide vinci™ 02 IS biofunctional is a peptide designed to promote skin natural regeneration; has also been clinically proven to help give the appearance of plump lips. preservative system: preservative-free recommended use level: 0.25% - 1% (clinically testest at 0.25% with 0.5% ATPeptide IS)

pg4g sp™ biofunctional

Water (and) Artemia Extract

Gp4g sp™ biofunctional is a unique aquatic energizing and protecting plankton extract that helps the skin absorb environmental aging shocks. preservative system: phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate recommended use level: 1% - 2% (clinically tested at 2%)

phyteq™ raspberry i multifunctional

Raspberry Ketone

phyteq™ raspberry i multifunctional is a nature identical multifunctional preservative booster based on raspberry ketone. As a preservative potentiator it helps to protect the cosmetic against spoilage. Additional skin benefits make it an excellent choice for skin care products, as it acts as a strong antioxidant and free radical scavenger that helps to protect the elasticity of the skin.

phyteq™ raspberry n multifunctional

Raspberry Ketone

phyteq™ raspberry n multifunctional is a 100% natural and COSMOS validated multifunctional preservative booster, based on raspberry ketone. As a preservative potentiator it helps to protect the cosmetic against spoilage. Additional skin benefits make it an excellent choice for skin care products, as it acts as a strong antioxidant and free radical scavenger that helps to protect the elasticity of the skin. Its anti-inflammation properties can help to improve skin biology. In oral care applications it protects mucous membranes for healty gum. phyteq™ raspberry n multifunctional is a natural antimicrobial revealed with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). 

phytoRNx baobab™ biofunctional

Water (and) Glycerin (and) Hydrolyzed Adansonia Digitata Extract

Baobab seed extract rich in plant small RNAs and associated with improved epigenetic homeostasis in aging skin. preservative system: phenoxyethanol recommended use level: 1% - 3% (clinically tested at 1%)

phytocohesine™ psp biofunctional

Sodium Beta-Sitosteryl Sulfate (and) Beta-Sitosterol

Phytocohesine™ psp biofunctional visibly improves skin appearance by targeting stratum corneum cohesion, epidermal differentiation and skin barrier; helps preserve skin from chemical and UV insults. preservative system: preservative-free recommended use level: 0.1% - 1% (clinically tested at 1%)

phytoneomatrix™ biofunctional

Water (and) Glycerin (and) Hydrolyzed Soybean Extract

(see Neomatrix) preservative system: sodium benzoate at 0.5% recommended use level: 1% (clinically tested at 1%)

phytoquintescine isr™ biofunctional

Water (and) Glycerin (and) Hydrolyzed Triticum Monococcum Seed Extract

Phytoquintescine isr™ biofunctional is an antioxidant, anti-stress, anti-aging extract designed to help protect skin from environmental stresses as well as to help preserve skin resiliency. preservative system: sodim benzoate recommended use level: 0.5% - 1/5%

procataline™ g2 biofunctional

a botanical extract to help shield hair and scalp from urban stress A new version of procataline™ biofunctional with superior antioxidant defenses against air pollution. Procataline™ g2 biofunctional is extracted from pea(Pisum Sativum) and chia (Salvia Hispanica) seeds and is rich in peptides, amino acids, polysaccharides, polyphenols and minerals. It is associated with hair detox, scalp purifying and soothing properties offering a complete hair & scalp solution for city dwellers. description a new version of procataline with superior antioxidant defenses against air pollution extracted from pea (Pisum Sativum) and chia (Salvia Hispanica) seeds rich in peptides, amino acids, polysaccharides, polyphenols and minerals associated with hair detox, scalp purifying and soothing properties a complete hair & scalp solution for city dwellers procataline™ G2 biofunctional key features and benefits 1. sheltering hair from air pollutants helps chelate heavy metals (iron, copper, aluminum, etc.) helps reduce tryptophan damage when hair is exposed to certain air pollutants 2. sheltering hair roots from air pollutants visibly helps increase the antioxidant defenses (catalase enzyme) in scalp cells visibly reduces the pollution marker AhR/CYP1A1 and the IL1-R1 response triggered by exposure to certain air pollutants helps limit the visible decrease in VEGFA microcirculation marker induced by exposure to certain air pollutants helps limit the visible impact of air pollutants on the stem cells marker Sox9 3. sheltering scalp from air pollutants visibly reduces stratum corneum oxidative damage helps increase scalp hydration and barrier function contributes to balance scalp oiliness helps decrease scalp flakes and irritation associated with reduced visible scalp redness     

prolipid™ 161 lamellar gel

Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Behenyl Alcohol (and) Hydroxyethyl Cetearamidopropyldimonium Chloride

Prolipid™ 161 lamellar gel is a structurizing ingredient composed of vegetal-based amphiphilic compounds that enhances formulation texture and stability. The cetearyl and behenyl alcohols function as an emulsion stabilizer, binder, viscosity-increasing agent and opacifying agent. The hydroxyethyl cetearamidopropyldimonium chloride is the quaternary compound providing antistatic properties and super-conditioning benefits. Prolipid™ 161 lamellar gel has superior conditioning benefits in both leave-on and rinse-off products. It is suitable for treatment applications targeting damaged and chemically treated hair. In rinse-out applications, it delivers a soft feel and allows for effortless wet and dry combing.

prolipid™ lamellar gels

Prolipid™ lamellar gels are designed to exert a “second skin” effect, mimicking the unique lamellar organization of stratum corneum lipids. In addition, they enhance the performance of cosmetic formulations and can be used to develop stable lamellar gel networks with a wide range of rheologies and sensory attributes depending on the type of auxiliary ingredients present.

prolixir s20™ biofunctional

Water (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Dimer Tripeptide-43

Prolixir s20™ biofunctional is designed to help achieve successful aging through a sustained proteasome efficacy and less protein damage. A botanical version extracted from rice Oryza sativa is available under the trade name prolixir- ice™ biofunctional. Oryza sativa is listed on the Chinese list of recognized ingredients in 2003 (Ministry of Health). preservative system: phenoxyethanol, sodium benzoate recommended use level: 1% (clincially tested at 1%)

prolixir-ice™ biofunctional

Water (and) Glycerin (and) Hydrolyzed Rice Protein

preservative system: sodium benzoate COSMOS-validated recommended use level: 1% helps detoxify young and stressed skin helps maintain natural defense of older skin provides visible benefits by decreasing the appearance of skin wrinkles and improving skin tonicity and beauty     

protectagen™ biofunctional

Water (Aqua) (and) Glycerin (and) Hydrolyzed Rice Protein

inspired by the “hair stemness system™” concept to mitigate stress and preserve hair growth capital Protectagen™ biofunctional is a rice extract designed to help preserve stem cells and hairgrowth capital. rich in bioactive peptides helps mitigate sun damage helps preserve hair roots’ vitality a natural solution, COSMOS*-validated preservative system: sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate. recommended use level: 0.5% - 1%

puraloe™ aloe vera

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder

Aloe vera is an iconic botanical resource long recognized for its benefits in skin soothing, hydration, and after-sun care. 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 pesticide-free operation. Ashland's 100x and 200x powders are additive-free, solvent-free, and extensively certified, including Organic*, IASC**, Kosher, Halal, and GRAS***. *Aloe is certified Organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI), a USDA-accredited certifying agent**IASC (International Aloe Science Council)***Self Affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) applications leave-on skin care sun care

pvp k-series

PVP

Polyvinylpyrrolidone is a hygroscopic, amorphous polymer supplied as a white, free-flowing powder or a clear aqueous solution. Available in several molecular weight grades, they are characterized by K-value, and used in a great variety of applications. Polyvinylpyrrolidone can be plasticized with water and most common organic plasticizers. It is considered to be physiologically inert:  Applications take advantage of one or more properties inherent in the polymer, typically due to the lactam ring. High polarity and the resultant propensity to form complexes with hydrogen donors, such as phenols and carboxylic acids, as well as anionic dyes and inorganic salts. Dispersancy, where components in a mixture are uniformly distributed through the use of polyvinylpyrrolidone. Hydrophilicity, where the substantial water solubility of polyvinylpyrrolidone is its dominant feature and frequently a factor along with other properties valuable to numerous applications. Adhesion, taking advantage of the higher molecular weight polyvinylpyrrolidones formulating in aqueous media, then evaporating sufficient water to generate a solid product for the desired application. Cohesivity, where cohesive strength is achieved through a variety of dry blending and granulation techniques. Polyvinylpyrrolidone is cross-linkable to a water insoluble, swellable material either in the course of vinylpyrrolidone polymerization, by addition of an appropriate multifunctional comonomer or by post-reaction, typically through hydrogen abstraction chemistry.

pvp/va polymers

Pvp/va polymers produce transparent, flexible, oxygen permeable films which adhere to glass, plastics and metals.  Polyvinylpyrrolidone/vinyl acetate (pvp/va) resins are linear, random copolymers produced by the free-radical polymerization of the monomers in ratios varying from 70/30 to 30/70 vinyl acetate to vinylpyrrolidone. Pvp/va copolymers are available as white powders or clear solutions in ethanol, isopropanol and water. Polymers in the four ranges of vinylpyrrolidone content (30, 50, 60 and 70 percent), are produced in ethanol or isopropanol. The pvp/va copolymers with 60 and 70 percent vinylpyrrolidone content are available as solids or as 50 percent aqueous solutions.

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quintescine™ IS biofunctional

Water (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Dipeptide-4

Quintescine™ IS biofunctional is a glutathione-biomimetic antioxidant peptide designed to help preserve against glycation damage. It helps protect skin from environmental stresses and prevents loss of skin resiliency. preservation system: preservative-free recommended use level: 0.25% - 2.5% (clinically tested at 2.5%)

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rapithix™ polymers

Sodium Polyacrylate

Rapithix™ polymers are rheology modifiers especially designed for use in cold-mix processes. These products are easy to use, shear-tolerant, shear-thinning and effective at low use levels. The performance characteristics and benefits of the polymers allow formulators to develop a range of efficacious and appealing personal care products.

rokonsal™ ks-4 preservative

Propylene Glycol (and) Benzyl Alcohol (and) Methylchloroisothiazolinone/Methylisothiazolinone

rokonsal™ ks-4 preservative is a clear, yellowish solution supplied for global use. It has a broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, yeast, and mold. It is fast-acting, and it is effective up to 8 pH, max. This product is recommended for use in rinse-off hair care and skin care applications. 

rokonsal™ lj-1 preservative

Benzyl Alcohol (and) 2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane- 1,3-Diol (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate (and) Deceth-8 (and) PPG-2 Methyl Ether

rokonsal™ lj-1  preservative is a clear, yellowish solution supplied for global use. It has broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, yeast and mold. It is fast-acting and effective up to 7 pH max. This product is recommended for use in rinse-off hair care and skin care applications including wet wipes.

rokonsal™ se-2 preservative

2-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1.3 Diol (and) Ethylparaben (and) Cetrimonium Bromide (and) PPG-2 Methylether

rokonsal™ se-2 preservative is a clear cost-efficient liquid technology, providing broad-spectrum activity against bacteria, fungi and yeast. It is also fast-acting and effective up to 7 pH max.  rokonsal™ se-2 preservative is compatible with many other cosmetic ingredients and highly recommended for use in both rinse-off and leave-on hair care and skin care applications, including wet wipe applications.

rosaliss™ biofunctional

haute couture for your skin A rose of “100 petals” extract obtained by plant small RNA technology (PSR™) for flawless skin self-repair & healthy perfection key benefits: a 100% natural extract from Rosa Centifolia flower, sourced locally in Provence offering significant reductions in the environmental footprint by manufacturing Rosaliss™ an ancient & legendary flower of “eternal beauty” the rose of famous perfume Chanel n°5, true perfumery heritage, symbol of women elegance & femininity an outstanding efficacy using the proprietary & patented plant small RNA Technology, with a natural and sustainable profile inspired by research in regenerative medicine and the amphibian, the axolotl, model for unlimited regeneration and scar-free healing associated with an increase in skin’s capital to self-repair and protection of microbiome from sun damage video:      

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s&m bronopol rch preservative

2-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1.3-Diol

s&m bronopol rch preservative comprises a single active ingredient. It has excellent bactericidal efficacy and shows strong activity against gram-negative bacteria. This crystalline powder is a powerful preservative even at low use concentrations. 

s&m methylparaben preservative

Methylparaben

s&m methylparaben preservative comprises a single active ingredient and has broad-spectrum efficacy. This crystalline powder is stable in the presence of water (i.e. against hydrolysis) and across a broad pH and temperature range.

s&m phenoxyethanol rch preservative

Phenoxyethanol

s&m phenoxyethanol rch comprises a single active ingredient. It has good bactericidal efficacy, and is effective even in the vapor phase. This liquid is stable in the presence of water (i.e. against hydrolysis) and across a broad pH and temperature range.

s&m propylparaben preservative

Propylparaben

s&m propylparaben preservative comprises a single active ingredient and has broad-spectrum efficacy. This crystalline powder is a powerful preservative even at low use concentrations, and is stable across a broad pH and temperature range. 

santalwood™ biofunctional

Octyldodecanol (and) Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Wood Extract

inspired by forest therapy to defy skin aging Santalwood™ biofunctional is a natural extract obtained from Santalum album. It is the first biofunctional to be developed by Ashland with Artificial Intelligence (AI). It adds to the allure of skin by transforming skin’s appearance from dull and lifeless to vibrant and glowing. Obtained by supercritical CO2 extraction from upcycled wood chips, this unique and patented biofunctional leverages the forest therapy trend, a trend also known as shinrin-yoku in Japan. Forests emit large amounts of odorant molecules, identified as “forest VOCs”, that can deliver several health benefits. Santalwood™ biofunctional captures selective forest VOCs from the sandalwood and enhances skin OR2AT4 olfactory receptors shown to decrease with age and air pollution. Santalwood™ biofunctional is oil soluble and can be formulated into a wide range of beauty products for well aging. key features and benefits brings the well aging and regenerating benefits of sandalwood through OR2AT4 olfactory receptors increases cell longevity and reduces cell senescence enhances skin ceramide synthase and filaggrin in dry skin condition mitigates air pollution damage in ex vivo skin and in aged skin models clinically tested on skin regeneration, skin firmness, skin luminosity and skin wrinkles clinically proven to reduce the skin olfactory signature of aging (S-VOCs specific to aging) bringing A.I. to cosmetic science Bioinformatic intelligence was used to predict the potential skin biological activity based on 17 components of Santalwood™ biofunctional. Bioinformatics predicted multiples biological pathways, including skin olfactory receptors OR2AT4, skin barrier regeneration, and on cell longevity and skin health, among many other potential activities.       

seastem™ biofunctional

the ocean's magical harvest, Giant Sea Kelp Ashland launched seastem™ biofunctional with Zeta Fraction™ technology to regenerate skin and protect against the negative effects of environmental pollutants. Using proprietary Zeta Fraction™ technology, Ashland captures the benefit of the whole living plant and refines the usability of the Giant Kelp, the largest seaweed and fastest growing organism on the planet. The Giant Kelp is sustainably sourced and eco-harvested from the wild off the coast of California. The process is solvent-free, consumes minimal energy and creates virtually no waste. Regeneration, nutrition and barrier functions are the three properties of the Giant Kelp seaweed. “Our skin in day-to-day life is bombarded from pollution and other stress factors. seastem™, with inspiration from the ocean, allows Ashland to help protect our skin’s stem cells from this pollution, creating a defense that aids with hydration and supports the renewal of our skin barrier, which helps us develop age defying formulations,” said Joel Mantelin, vice president, biofunctionals business development, Ashland. key features supports the epidermal stem cells to help optimize the skin’s natural ability to self-renew seastem™ shelters skin from the harmful effects of exposure to certain types of indoor and outdoor pollution encourages remineralization of the skin with essential nutrients for hydration and barrier renewal     

sensidin™ do skin multifunctional

Propylene Glycol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin (and) Octenidine HCl

sensidin™ do comprises a liquid deodorising active ingredient. The synergistic combination provides good efficacy in deodorants at low use concentrations. This blend reliably inhibits the growth and multiplication of odor-causing bacteria on the skin. 

sensiva™ pa 20 aromatic

Phenethyl Alcohol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin (and) Tocopherol

sensiva™ pa 20 is a liquid multifunctional additive for personal care products. This blend of nature-identical ingredients combines excellent skin-care properties with the antimicrobial properties of phenethyl alcohol.  

sensiva™ pa 30 aromatic

Propanediol (and) Phenethyl Alcohol (and) Undecyl Alcohol (and) Tocopherol

sensiva™ pa 30 is a liquid multifunctional additive for personal care products. Its combination of naturally-derived and nature-identical ingredients makes it an excellent choice for nature-inspired cosmetic products. 

sensiva™ pa 40 aromatic

Phenylpropanol (and) Propanediol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Tocopherol

sensiva™ pa 40 is a liquid multifunctional additive for personal care products. This blend combines natural and nature-identical ingredients. A mild floral scent can mask potentially unpleasant odors of other ingredients. 

sensiva™ sc 10 multifunctional

Caprylyl Glycol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin

sensiva™ sc 10 is a liquid multifunctional additive for personal care products. As a mild humectant and skin emollient, this blend improves the skin-feel of cosmetic formulations. Additionally, it acts as a booster for antimicrobials. 

sensiva™ sc 50 multifunctional

Ethylhexylglycerin

sensiva™ sc 50 is a liquid multifunctional additive for personal care products with very effective deodorising activity. As an emollient, it improves the skin-feel of cosmetic formulations. Additionally, it acts as a booster for antimicrobials. 

serenityl™ biofunctional

Marsdenia Cundurango Bark Extract (and) Caprylic/capric Triglycerides

Serenityl™ biofunctional is a sustainably and ethically-sourced extract from the condurango vine, a Colombian plant. The condurango name comes from condur-angu, a condor vine used by the large condor eagles as anti-venom against snake bites. Condurango is a bitter herb known worldwide for its detoxifying properties. It is commonly used in nutraceuticals and homeopathy. Serenityl™ biofunctional is an oil-soluble extract from the condurango bark. The bark is rich in cinnamate derivatives, which are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. Stress is universally ranked as a key negative influence on wellbeing. Many relate their stressful lives with negative changes to their skin appearance. Additionally, increased exposure to pollution has resulted in health-conscious consumers looking for anti-stress solutions. Serenityl™ biofunctional offers a skin detoxination, oxygenation and wellness solution that is both a sustainable and effective.    

signaline™ s biofunctional

Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil (and) Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract

Signaline™ s biofunctional is a botanical cellular activation signal amplifier for a youthful and more efficient skin function. preservative system: preservative-free recommended use level: 0.25% - 0.5%

styleze™ cc-10 polymer

VP/DMAPA Acrylates Copolymer

Styleze™ cc-10 polymer, a copolymer of vinylpyrrolidone and dimethylaminopropyl methacrylamide, is a unique, patented polymer that delivers excellent hold and conditioning benefits to hair. Styleze™ cc-10 polymer imparts long-lasting hold and improved stiffness, even in high humidity conditions and at low use levels. Its pseudocationic nature makes it substantive to hair, providing conditioning and bodying effects as well as delivering improved shine, better manageability and a cleaner feel. Styleze™ cc-10 polymer can also be used as a thermal protectant in hair care products.

styleze™ es-1 polymer

guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride

A naturally-derived polymer that delivers voluminous style for bouncy, defined waves, curls. This COSMOS* validated biodegradable solution provides improved style durability and 48-hour humidity resistance and is perfect for mousse formulations. consumer benefits bouncy, defined curls that last all day voluminous style performance benefits enhanced curl formation (definition/shape) & curl integrity improved high humidity hold (48 hours) improved foam bloom and stabilization improved style durability sustainability % natural per ISO 16128-1 & 16128-2 = 89 readily biodegradable (OECD 301D) COSMOS-validated     

styleze™ w polymers

Polyquaternium-55

Styleze™ w polymers are random terpolymers of vinyl pyrrolidone, dimethylaminopropyl methacrylamide and methacryloylaminopropyl lauryl dimethyl ammonium chloride. These film-forming polymers promote and stabilize foam through their ability to reduce surface tension, have excellent adhesion to high energy substrates and form flexible, elastic, low-tack and heat-resistant films. Additional solution viscosity improvements can be achieved by the addition of salts.

styleze™ xt3 polymer

Water (and) Polyimide-1 (and) PVM/MA Copolymer (and) Caprylyl Glycol

Styleze™xt3 polymer effectively controls unruly hair and maintains desired hair shape over multiple washes. Long-lasting anti-frizz effect reduces the effort and time taken to style hair. Along with providing brilliant shine, the polymer also protects against heat styling damage. This patent-pending technology offers such semi-permanent style benefits on a range of hair types, enhancing the hair’s natural texture while maintaining the integrity of the hair itself.

suberlift™ biofunctional

Dipropylene Glycol (and) Quercus Suber Bark Extract

Suberlift™ biofunctional is a clinically proven oil soluble botanical instant smoothing tensor that helps provide lift and firming to skin. preservative system: preservative-free recommended use level: 3% (clincially tested at 3%)

suprastim™ biofunctional

verve, vivacity and oomph. superfruit to energize and revive. Fueled by natural skincare powerhouse Vitamin C, suprastim™ enables cells to balance their natural energy flows, which helps mitigate the signs of skin fatigue and restore a more luminous glow. The source is the Amazonian superfruit Camu-Camu, a superfruit renowned for its high Vitamin C content. Associated with a reduction in stress markers such as cortisol, Vitamin C can help combat the acceleration of the signs of aging. Suprastim™ is obtained using a natural eco-extraction process. Results showed less visible signs of skin fatigue in 3D models mimicking skin fatigue. key features boasts an antioxidant capacity 5x that of green tea eco-extracted from an Amazonian superfruit with high Vitamin C content a fresh perspective on skin fatigue with unique 3D skin models, and a new insight into bioenergetics    

survixyl IS™ biofunctional

Water (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Pentapeptide-31

Survixyl IS™ biofunctional helps boost the Stemness Recovery Complex™ to preserve the niche environment of epidermal stem cells and optimize epidermal self-rejuvenation. A botanical version extracted from rice Oryza sativa is available under the trade name Survixyl RZ™ biofunctional. Oryza sativa is listed on the Chinese list of recognized ingredients in 2003 (Ministry of Health). preservative system: sodium benzoate recommended use level: 0.5% - 1.5% (clincially tested at 1%)  

survixyl rz™ biofunctional

Water (and) Glycerin (and) Hydrolyzed Rice Protein

preservative system: sodium benzoate COSMOS-validated recommended use level: 0.5 to 1.5% helps boost the Stemness Recovery Complex™ (in vitro, ex vivo) helps preserve cells under conditions of stress (in vitro, ex vivo, in vivo- in vivo data from clinical studies demonstrate improved appearance in skin and self-rejuvenation     

suttocide™ a preservative

Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate

suttocide™ a preservative is sold as a 50% aqueous solution of sodium hydroxymethylglycinate. The solution is a clear alkaline liquid with a mild characteristic odor, water soluble at any ratio. This single preservative is cost-effective and provides broad spectrum protection against Gram-positive bacteria, Gram-negative bacteria, yeast and mold. It is suggested for use in skin care products, like liquid and bar soaps, emulsion based products and baby wipes. This product can be used to neutralize anionic thickening polymers, such as carbomer, Stabileze™ and Aculyns.

syleze™ csp polymer

cassia hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride

nature-derived styling polymer that delivers strong hold, humidity resistance and high stiffness As consumers continue to demand natural ingredients in their beauty products, hair styling formulators seek ingredients derived from nature. In styling, natural solutions can be challenging, as they often do not provide the performance of their synthetic counterparts or impart negative aesthetics, such as residue left on the hair that can flake. Styleze™ csp polymer is a nature-derived styling polymer that delivers strong hold, humidity resistance and high stiffness from styling products. Based on cassia seeds, styleze™ csp leaves low to no residue on the hair versus other natural styling polymers. physical form: powderuse level: 0.5%-2% w/w key features nature-derived (69% natural origin content) provides high stiffness that adds texture signal from styling gels creates strong hold delivers 24-hr humidity resistance (outperforms PVP) leaves low to no residue (outperforms other nature-derived polymers) delivers clear-in-hand gels offers good compatibility with other cationic and non-ionic polymers easy to remove (by combing or washing) listed on China IECIC-CFDA (2015) nature-derived according to ISO 16128-2:2017 applications styling gels creams and waxes pomades, putties mousses serums     

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telosense™ biofunctional

Water (and) Glycerin (and) Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein (and) Hydrolyzed Soy Protein

Inspired by telomere science, telosense™ biofunctional, complex of hydrolzed yeast and soya proteins, is designed to reduce the signs of aging. It has been shown in vitro to help maintain the TRF2 protein. preservative system: sodium benzoate recommended use level: 0.5% - 1% (clinically tested at 1%)

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ucpeptide™ v biofunctional

Water (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Pentapeptide-25

Ucpeptide™ v biofunctional is an innovative peptide to help improve the appearance of cellulite. preservative system: preservative-free recommended use level: 1%

ultrathix™ polymer

Acrylic Acid/VP Crosspolymer

Ultrathix p-100 polymer thickener is a multi-functional rheology modifier.  This thickener allows formulators to create quick-break textures due to its shear-thinning rheology and refreshing sensory perception. In skin care formulas, this thickener offers emulsion stabilization, reduces tack, and improves aethetics of hydroalcoholic sprays, and enhances skin feel properites. The unique ability of this thickener to supend pigments, especially titanium dioxide, makes it ideal to use in foundations, mascaras and other color and sunscreen applications to enhance stability and esthtetics. applications color cosmetics leave-on skin care

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vegetal ceramides bgg™ biofunctional

Butylene Glycol (and) Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract

Vegetal ceramides bgg™ biofunctional is a rice extract clinically proven to improve skin moisturization. preservative system: preservative-free recommended use level:1%

vital et™ biofunctional

Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates

a multifunctional solution for skin multilevel rescue Vital et™ is a unique bioavailable vitamin E derivative with anti-inflammaging and skin rescue properties against the acute and chronic stress caused by sun, acne and shaving. preservative system: phenoxyethanol, dehydroacetic acid, benzoic acid recommended use level: 1% description a vitamin E derivative designed for its increased bioavailability in the skin tocopheryl phosphate, a natural and the most potent form of Vitamin E found in the skin helps reinforce the skin’s defensive powers at tissue, cellular, and genomic levels against several stresses: uv, mechanical, bacterial associated with better sun defenses, after-sun recovery, calming effect on redness & itchiness a multifunctional solution with age defying properties key features and benefitssun defenses prepare skin for sun exposure: visibly reduces uv-induced redness with a pre-treatment (clinical) sun burn rescue & after-sun recovery photoaging: decrease sun burn cell formation age defying rescue inflammaging: help skin fight low chronic inflammation induced by chronic uv stress leading to premature aging in a 3D model senescence: helps maintain collagen production in a senescent environment ex vivo DNA damage: helps limit cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD) formation under uv stress soothingacne-related stress: visible decrease in spot redness and shape in 6 days helps decrease acne-related inflammation markers shaving & after-shave: visibly help skin recover after shaving visibly decrease skin discomfort (dryness,redness, burning, itching) after 4 weeks of use

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x-tend™ 226 ester

Phenethyl Benzoate

X-tend™ 226 ester provides a high solubilizing capacity for solid organic sunscreen materials such as oxybenzone and avobenzone. In addition, it increases the critical wavelength and the UVA/UVB ratio of some formulations. Ideal for sunscreens and daily wear products, this light ester offers excellent skin feel and can counteract the oily feel of some UV filters to improve the overall aesthetics of skin care and sun care formulas.

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zenix™ phosphate ester surfactant

Oleth-5 phosphate

Zenix™ phosphate ester surfactant is a free-acid form of an ethoxylated alcohol phosphate ester. It is designed to be used as a co-surfactant in conditioning shampoos for bleached or virgin hair. In combination with cationic guar, this phosphate ester improves wet and dry detangling properties and reduces friction, imparting a smooth and silky feel to dry hair. Zenix™ phosphate ester surfactant allows flexibility to product a clear shampoo when it is used in combination with conditioning polymers such as n-hance™ ccg 45 cationic guar. Silicone-free formulations using this product can be made without a suspending agent and that saves production time, decreases formulation cost and decreases the potential for interaction between the cationic conditioning agent and the anionic suspending agent. Typical use levels range from 2 to 4 percent. Zenix™ phosphate ester surfactant does not contain alkyl phenol ethoxylates (APEOs).