Natural, organic & environmental

Home care developments

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Incorporated recently announced that Ecocert, the global certifying body for sustainable products, has verified its Integra 44 microbiocide conforms to the body’s standards for use in natural laundry detergents. Integra 44 offers broad-spectrum antimicrobial protection in a range of consumer and industrial liquid cleaning formulations. The microbiocide formed from glycine may be used by manufacturers seeking to obtain a natural cleaning product label designation.

Award-winning technology

Defensil-PlusAcclaimed as the new ‘first-aid kit for inflamed skin’, Defensil-Plus from Rahn has been awarded a BSB European Innovation Prize for the most innovative product in the category Natural Products. Rahn Cosmetic Actives is represented in South Africa by Siyeza Fine Chemicals.

L’Oréal awarded for commitment to ethical practice

World's most ethical companies by EthisphereLeading beauty company L’Oréal was recognised by international organisation the Ethisphere Institute as one of the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ for 2013. This is the fourth time L’Oréal has made the list.

The Ethisphere Institute is a leading organisation dedicated to the advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, governance, anti-corruption and sustainability. Its ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ recognition highlights companies that outperform industry peers in ethical behavior.

Reusable cold chain pharma packs 'greener'

The study_used_the_Credo_Cube_reusable_shipperIn a study of the environmental impact of packaging for temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products, results showed that reusable packaging is not only greener, but can also be cost-saving.

Inspired by nature

PCR SavannahWith the increasing demand for natural raw materials in cosmetics, the recent launch of sensiva PA 30 presents a sustainable choice for antimicrobial stabilisation composed of natural and nature-identical ingredients.

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