Evonik opens increased silica production facilities in Japan

Evonik and DSL executives commemorate the launch of its expanded facilities in Ako, JapanOn 27 October, Evonik inaugurated its expanded facilities in Ako, Japan, where it will produce the Sipernat and Carplex lines of specialty silicas. The investment represents an increase of approximately 50 per cent in the company’s Japanese production capacity for specialty silicas, which it manufactures through DSL. Evonik will maintain its 51 percent share in DSL as part of the joint venture with Shionogi & Co.

Escalol S UV, Ashland’s ‘sunsational’ ingredient for sun care

Consumers demand aesthetically pleasing sunscreens with desirable texturesAshland Specialty Ingredients (Ashland) presented the merits of Escalol S, a UV filter, as an important ingredient in highly efficient sun care products at the Florida Society of Cosmetic Chemists (FLSCC) meeting. The symposium took place in September, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Sirona Biochem receives skin lightening patent for SGLT2 inhibitor

Patents are granted to protect the intellectual property of innovative organisationsSirona Biochem is pleased to announce that its patent entitled Family of aryl, heteroaryl, o-aryl and o-heteroaryl carbasugars has been granted by the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (composed of 19 African countries) and the patent office of South Africa.  The patent is also in the process of being granted by the European Patent Office and the patent office of Singapore. The process is proceeding without any known obstacles in the final regions.

Symrise launches freshly pressed plant juices

Consumers associate green smoothies with fresh, natural and healthy benefitsSymrise has launched a series of freshly pressed plant juices within its Actipone range. Produced manually without the use of any solvents, the juice varieties are fully traceable and certified organic.

Harnessing historic science

vitanolSilab, which is represented in South Africa by Meganede, turned its attention to one of the world’s most researched skin care ingredients, retinol, to launch Vitanol at in-cosmetics. According to Silab, the use of retinol in skin care products has often shown problems related to instability and skin irritation. In response to these challenges, Vitanol, the company’s Retinol-like ingredient, is said to be both stable and safe.

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