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BASF at in-cosmetics Asia'14: to Showcase Tinosorb® A2B & Uvinul® Easy Sun Care Actives

Published on 2014-10-22. Author : SpecialChem

BANGKOK, Thailand -- BASF will showcase its newly launched ingredients in sun care applications at in-cosmetics Asia 2014. Various formulations will be shown to demonstrate the benefits of each product.

Tinosorb® A2B: A unique absorbance spectrum helps to increase SPF without unblancing the absorbance in UVA

Tinosorb® A2B - is an innovative organic aqueous dispersion of a micro-particulate broad-spectrum UV filter with UVB and UVAII coverage. Due to its superior UV absorption capabilities, it is one of the most innovative UV filters available on the market and provides high UV protection in the UVAII range. It is added to the water phase of cosmetic formulations contributing to the aqua light feel sunscreen consumers need. Its superior broad absorption capabilities and the scattering effect of particles gives significant SPF boosting effect, also the spectra is lifted in the UVA area resulting in a balance absorbance of both UVA and UVB. It can be used in skin care, sun care and body care.

Uvinul® Easy: Easy-handling UV filter premix to achieve the SPF of a sunscreen and provide broad spectrum protection

Easy-handling UV filter premix, as aqueous solutions, can be used to increase the SPF of sunscreens while maintaining sufficient UVA protection and fulfilling European UVA ratio. The easiest way to make a sunscreen we can imagine even with cold process would be by using a sunscreen concentrate that turns into a sunscreen by just adding water and thickener. BASF has indeed developed such a concentrate, called Uvinul® Easy. Any sunscreen between SPF6 and SPF50 can be readily manufactured.

For reference usage about Tinosorb® A2B and Uvinul® Easy, visit in-cosmetics Asia 2014 at booth K10, Hall 101-103, BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand, from November 4 to 6, 2014.

About BASF´s Care Chemicals division

The BASF division Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for hygiene, personal care, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. It is one of the global leading suppliers for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergents and cleaners industry and supports its customers with innovative and sustainable products, solutions and concepts. The division's high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients, pigments and UV filters. Superabsorbent polymers developed for the full spectrum of hygiene applications complete the range. It has production and development sites in all regions and is expanding its presence in emerging markets.

About BASF

BASF's portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As one of the world's leading chemical companies, it combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, it enables its customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Its products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. BASF had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year.

Source: BASF

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