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Common Uses of Citric Acid
April 01, 2019

Citric acid is one of the most common food additives and is also commonly found in cleaners and cosmetics. This organic acid occurs naturally in vegetables and fruits, with its highest concentration occurring in citrus fruits. Until the early 20th century, the production of citric acid for commercial applications involved extraction from citrus fruits such as lemons. When it was discovered that citric acid could be acquired more cheaply via fermentation, this became the standard production method. Today the mold Aspergillus niger is typically used for commercial production.

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Global Market Demand for Acetic Acid Projected to Remain Strong
March 12, 2019

The global market for acetic acid is projected to reach $16 billion USD by 2024 according to a new report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Demand growth will be driven largely by usage in the production of Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM), an essential component of many consumer and industrial products. Acetic acid use in Polyvinyl Acetate (PVAc) will also play a significant role, as increased production of synthetic fabrics and fibers adds to market demand. Complementing these primary growth drivers will be usage in the global food industry, which will see a compound annual growth rate of at least 4% during this period.

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Independent Chemical – Your Source for 1,3 Butylene Glycol
March 05, 2019

The global market for 1,3 Butylene Glycol (CAS 107-88-0) is projected to grow to $178.5 million by 2024, up from $127.8 million in 2017, according to a new study published by Research and Markets. Butylene glycol is a four-carbon alcohol widely used in cosmetics for moisture retention. It also sees use in food products for its antimicrobial properties and is used as a stabilizing agent in various pharmaceutical applications as well as in polymers and resins. Growth in the cosmetics industry, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, is expected to be the primary driver in demand growth over the next several years.

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Poliglicoleum®: A Powerful Solubilizer for the Cosmetic Industry
July 17, 2018

Solubilizers are widely used in cosmetic and personal care products to improve solubility of hydrophobic substances into water solutions. They play a very important role in keeping the product clear and preventing any separation of oil content from water.

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LANOLIDE EXTRA®: The Safe and Easy Synthetic Lanolin Substitute for Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Use
July 16, 2018

Lanolin is an animal-derived raw material of worldwide interest for the formulation of cosmetic and dermo-pharmaceutical finished products. However, purity, variable composition, and residual odor and pesticides are among the many issues faced by cosmetic and personal care formulators who use Lanolin.

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Most popular/abundant chemicals & chemical compounds in each U.S. state
February 28, 2018

There’s not question that chemicals are important part of life. They are in building materials, cosmetics, jewelry, household cleaning products, and more. The U.S.A. currently has over 320 million people across 50 states, and each state has their own chemicals and minerals to talk about. That’s where this handy list comes in.

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