14 May 2008 18:25 [Source: ICIS news]
EDISON, New Jersey (ICIS news)--Dow Chemical has formed a joint venture with Advanced Nanotechnology of Perth, Australia, for the marketing of Dow’s first sun care ingredient in North and Latin America, a company executive said on Wednesday.
Through its Amerchol business, Dow will market ZinClear IM zinc oxide dispersions, which provide both ultraviolet (UV) A and UVB protection in sunscreen and daily wear cosmetic products. The technology was launched for the ?xml:namespace>
“Zinc oxide is a natural mineral that has long been used in sunscreens, for more than 100 years, but consumers don’t like its opaque white color on the skin,” said Elias-Costrini.
“With ZinClear IM products, formulators will be able to use high concentration of zinc oxide in sunscreen in a transparent formulation,” she added.
Dow Amerchol is looking to expand its sun care product portfolio and already has several products in the pipeline, said Elias-Costrini.
At the Suppliers’ Day show, the company also featured its newly launched delivery system, SatinFX, which enables both hydrophobic and hydrophilic actives to be encapsulated in a variety of skin care products.
The two-day cosmetic ingredients show ends on Wednesday.
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