MECHELEN, Belgium -- From 1st to 3rd April, Cargill will be presented at the 2014 edition of in-cosmetics, the leading European trade show for personal care ingredients, taking place in Hamburg, Germany.
This year, Cargill's stand (4K15) will highlight how Cargill "helps customers thrive" by helping them grow, prosper and achieve their success measures. Due to its unique position in the industry, Cargill is a reliable and knowledgeable supplier of cost-competitive and innovative solutions for the personal care market. Specifically, Cargill's broad portfolio of nature-derived ingredients, expertise in texture design and technical services can help customers reformulate their products more naturally, create innovative textures that set them apart from competition and meet consumers' rising expectations.
On the stand, visitors will be able to discover new solutions developed specifically for personal care applications from nature-derived ingredients, such as starches, carrageenans and alginates: "With consumers now seeking safer, skin-friendly products derived from natural and renewable resources, raw materials from the food industry appear as a source of reassuring ingredients," says Marie-Laure Roumiguière, Cargill's Personal Care Business Development Manager. "At Cargill we have over 100 years of expertise in food which, combined with our state-of-the-art personal care capabilities, makes us well-positioned to create delightful textures based on trustworthy ingredients, know-how and responsible manufacturing, just like any good food."
This year's highlight is a newcomer in the C*EmTex™ range: an emulsifying starch derived from waxy maize which can be processed even under cold conditions. This O/W (oil in water) emulsifier is biodegradable, easy to use and can yield different kinds of textures: the rich, high body structure ideal for an anti-aging cream formulation as well as the light and non-greasy texture required for body milk. Visitors will be able to experience both, through concepts available for testing on Cargill's stand.
On display will also be Cargill's agricultural origin ethanol for pharma and personal care applications, featured in a skin-friendly hand-sanitizing gel enriched with Satiaxane™ xanthan gum for a smoother texture. Cargill's pharma-grade ethanol is a neutral and stable ingredient with excellent organoleptics, fully compliant with the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph EUR) standards. Obtained from renewable natural resources, this highly purified ethanol is proposed in two grades (96% and 99.9%) and can be used as a sustainable ingredient in a wide range of cosmetic applications, such as perfumes, hair and skin care products, make-up and deodorants.
In the framework of the show's educational program, on April 1st, at 13.10 in Theatre 2,Cargill's Personal Care Application Specialist Claire Duflot will hold an Innovation Seminar on "Nature-derived textures: the way to sustainable success", illustrating how to address formulation challenges by leveraging innovative texturizing solutions that meet consumers' needs.
Cargill, Incorporated, is an American privately held, multinational corporation based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb. Founded in 1865, it is now the largest privately held corporation in the United States in terms of revenue. If it were a public company, it would rank, as of 2013, number 9 on the Fortune 500, behind Valero Energy and ahead of Ford Motor Company.
Some of Cargill's major businesses are trading, purchasing and distributing grain and other agricultural commodities, such as palm oil; trading in energy, steel and transport; the raising of livestock and production of feed; producing food ingredients such as starch and glucose syrup, vegetable oils and fats for application in processed foods and industrial use.