LEVERKUSEN -- The Baycusan® C product
line satisfies the key requirements that the cosmetics industry places
on "green" raw materials. For example, these ultrapure synthetic
polyurethane dispersions, developed by Bayer MaterialScience specifically
for the cosmetics industry, are based on water and contain neither preservatives
nor co-solvents. During their manufacture, process-related by-products,
such as waste materials, are kept to a minimum, while the chemical reactions
take place using energy-saving and efficient procedures under mild conditions.
Bayer MaterialScience will be putting the spotlight on the green credentials
of Baycusan® C at Stand G 70 in Hall 7.3 at In-Cosmetics, the world's
leading trade fair for cosmetic raw materials, which is being held this
year in Paris from April 13 to 15.
"We are able to offer Baycusan® C products without preservatives,
because they are manufactured and filled at our plant in CHEMPARK Dormagen
using a germ-free, ultraclean and high-quality process developed in-house,"
explains Dr. Steffen Hofacker, Head of Cosmetics at Bayer MaterialScience.
As a result, the raw materials give cosmetic companies freedom to design
their products as they see fit and to preserve them in line with the appropriate
statutory requirements. The Baycusan® C range includes a polyurea
powder as a sensory additive and four solvent-free polyurethane dispersions
with film-forming and conditioning properties. These raw materials can
be used to good effect in skin care products, decorative cosmetics, sunscreen
and hair styling products.
"Green" chemistry requirements, as defined by well-known cosmetic
companies and demanded of suppliers, also include detailed criteria for
waste reduction and energy efficiency. For example, the production of
waste materials during manufacture can best be avoided by using catalysts
to influence the reaction processes. This eliminates the need for large
excess quantities of source materials to control the process of chemical
synthesis, for example.
A further requirement is the avoidance or reduction of hazardous starting
materials in the production of cosmetic raw materials. All these criteria
are designed to conserve resources and reduce the potential for accidents.
"Baycusan® C meets all these requirements for green chemistry,"
About Bayer MaterialScience:
With 2009 sales of EUR 7.5 billion, Bayer MaterialScience is among the
world's largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on
the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of
innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life. The
main segments served are the automotive, electrical and electronics, construction
and the sports and leisure industries. At the end of 2009, Bayer MaterialScience
had 30 production sites and employed approximately 14,300 people around
the globe. Bayer MaterialScience is a Bayer Group company.
Source: Bayer MaterialScience