WOOSTER - The Personal Care Products Council, PCPC, has completed the review of ABSMaterials' Osorb® and assigned an INCI (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients) name to Osorb: Dimethicone/Phenyl Silsesquioxane/Phenyl Bis-Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer. The Personal Care Products Council is the voice on scientific, legal, regulatory, legislative and international issues for the personal care product industry. Registration of product by the Council into the INCI registry is a milestone for the company. Information on cosmetic-grade Osorb will be published in the International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, the web-based dictionary wINCI, and the Personal Care Council's On-Line INFOBASE.
Osorb has several unique qualities which make it a highly attractive ingredient for personal care, pet care and home care application. First, Osorb has unmatched ability to absorb oil/sebum/odors from hair or skin while remaining dry to the touch. Second, Osorb when finely ground is both dry and pleasantly smooth to the touch. Third, Cosmetic-grade Osorb is highly controllable, ABS can make Osorb match almost any color desired for beauty or home application, and Osorb can also be pre-loaded with fragrances for continuous and pleasant release of perfume ingredients while absorbing oils, sebum and unwanted odors.
ABSMaterials has been working with leading developers of personal care, home care and pet care products to incorporate Osorb into advances in well known household brands. It is working with market leaders and looks forward to a range of new and versatile products that will enhance the effectiveness of many products already popular with consumers. The completion of review by PCPC and issue of an INCI name allows its materials to be incorporated into literally thousands of potential products which use these governing bodies as standard for safety and effectiveness.
ABSMaterials was founded in December 2008 by Dr. Paul L. Edmiston and Stephen Spoonamore to commercialize Osorb®, a swellable organosilica that removes organic compounds from water. Since then, ABSMaterials has continued to receive numerous awards and grants for our innovative research and groundbreaking solutions.