OleoCraftTM Polymers Create Eye-catching Clear Ssticks and Balms to Sprayable Gels and Emulsions

Create eye-catching clear sticks and balms to sprayable gels and emulsions with Croda’s OleoCraft™ Polymers

During in-cosmetics 2014 in Hamburg, Croda was delighted to launch its OleoCraft range, a group of oil structuring polymers that create impressive films on the skin, lip and eyelash, delivering water and wear resistance benefits in colour cosmetic and sun care applications.

The OleoCraft polymer range consists of low colour and low odour high performance thermoplastic solids, proven to form crystal clear, thermo-reversible gels. The products cover a range of high to low polarity oils providing compatibility to a wide range of cosmetic ingredients. The OleoCraft polymers can be used to create novel formats, from eye-catching clear sticks and balms to sprayable gels and emulsions with real consumer benefits.

Originally acquired though Croda’s purchase of the polyamide technology from global Florida-based Specialty Chemicals business, Arizona Chemical, in May 2013 and formally under the trade name Sylvaclear, the production of these products has been transferred to Croda’s Mevisa manufacturing plant in Spain and honed to offer a range of four exceptional products; OleoCraft LP-20; OleoCraft MP-30; OleoCraft HP-31 and OleoCraft MP-32.

The potential consumer benefits that can be achieved through using Croda’s OleoCraft range include:

•Creation of novel formats, from eye-catching clear sticks and balms to sprayable gels and emulsions
•Produce water and wear resistant polymer films for fantastic long-lasting and water repellency benefits
•Boost SPF in sunscreens
•Enhance gloss and increase pigment dispersion
•Provide emulsion stabilisation
•Compatible with a wide range of cosmetic oils

About Croda
Croda is the name behind the high performance ingredients and technologies in some of the biggest, most successful brands in the world: creating, making and selling speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere. They have a network of more than 4,200 employees working together globally as one team across manufacturing sites and offices in 35 countries. In the wide ranging business sectors that they serve, Croda focuses on developing and delivering innovative, sustainable ingredients for: Coatings and Polymers, Crop Care, Geo Technologies, Health Care, Home Care, Industrial Chemicals, Lubricants, Personal Care and Polymer Additives.
About Personal Care
Croda Personal Care is dedicated to working with its customers to meet evolving consumer needs with new and innovative products while maintaining a commitment to sustainability and social responsibility through initiatives that include the use of certified sustainable palm oil and other renewable raw materials. The company’s expertise in formulation development, claims substantiation, market analysis and regulatory support provides customers immediate access to essential services for successful product development. Part of a global network, Croda Personal Care offers a wide and diverse product portfolio including a full line of natural, botanical ingredients from its Crodarom division and a full range of skin care actives from its Sederma division.