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Clariant’s New Partnership to Develop Superior Natural Rheology Modifiers

Published on 2021-04-21. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Natural/ Organic     Skin Care    

Clariant_Polygal_AGClariant and Polygal AG have joined forces to expand personal care formulators’ access to high-performing natural and readily biodegradable solutions for sensory and rheology modification.

The new partnership focuses on developing superior natural rheology modifiers to support brands in embracing consumer calls for skin care products with a smaller carbon footprint and good biodegradability.

Overcome Formulation Drawbacks


Polygal AG has wide-ranging, world-leading expertise in research and utilization of vegetable hydrocolloids and natural polymers in industrial and food applications.

Our comprehensive portfolio successfully supports customers in keeping up with consumer trends. We are thrilled that through our partnership with Clariant and their expertise in skin care formulation, we will help their teams explore and overcome barriers to the use of renewable, biodegradable raw materials in cosmetics,” commented Simon Diezi, technical director of Polygal AG.

With Polygal, we are looking forward to challenging common obstacles to formulating with naturals. Strengthening Clariant’s naturals portfolio over the coming years with plant-derived, readily biodegradable ingredients that combine excellent performance with superior sustainability. We want to equip formulators with both the inspiration and the tools to make the switch from synthetic formulation staples to naturals an easier step to take,” commented Fabio Caravieri, global marketing segment leader personal care at Clariant.

Expands Plantasens® Naturals Portfolio


The new partnership has already answered its first formulation challenge. Clariant expands its Plantasens® naturals portfolio with ethical labels compatible Plantasens® Biogum Tara, addressing the need for a better-performing natural rheology modifier. The new 100 percent Renewable Carbon Index (RCI) and readily biodegradable rheology modifier, based on food industry ingredient Tara Gum, succeeds in elevating the consistency and texture effect possibilities of natural skin care formulations.

It outperforms popular natural benchmarks through its thickening power and light, non-stringy texture to overcome traditional drawbacks of formulating with natural rheology modifiers. Plantasens® Biogum Tara avoids the otherwise typical low viscosity, stringiness and unpleasant feel, achieving a superior smoothness in look, and a pleasant touch and application feel for natural leave-on skin care creams, lotions and masks.

Plantasens® Biogum Tara supports formulators with a high-performing solution that not only meets the naturals trend but also ingredient reduction too, doing more with less. It is proven to thicken quickly at significantly lower dosage concentrations than with other natural rheology modifiers – up to five times higher viscosity at 1 percent use level compared directly to Xantham Gum – and formulation stability over a wide pH range is not compromised.

Through its formulation, end product performance and extensive ethical label compatibility, natural rheology modifier Plantasens® Biogum Tara offers a package of formulation support for brands embracing conscious consumption and transitioning to bio-based, lower carbon footprint, readily biodegradable products for consumers.


Source: Clariant
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