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What is Beeswax?
November 19, 2019

Independent Chemical offers several beeswax blends for cosmetics, personal care, and pharmaceutical applications. So what is beeswax? Quite simply, beeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees that sees a variety of uses in popular consumer products.

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Product Overview: Alkylene 306 & Alkylene 408 Multi-Use Surfactants
November 11, 2019

Alkylene 306 and Alkylene 408 are multi-use surfactants supplied by Independent Chemical Corporation. These products act as detergents, wetting agents, emulsifiers, foaming agents, and dispersants.

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Use of Aluminum Salts in Antiperspirants
October 30, 2019

Independent Chemical Corporation provides commonly used aluminum salts including Aluminum Sesquichlorohydrate (CAS 11097-68-0; 11089-92-2) and Aluminum Chloride (CAS 7446-70-0). In addition to their various industrial uses in manufacturing and water treatment, these two salts are often found as the active ingredient in antiperspirants.

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Sodium Tripolyphosphate’s Many Uses
October 23, 2019

Sodium tripolyphosphate (STPP), also known as sodium triphosphate, is the sodium salt of triphosphoric acid. It is frequently used as a food preservative and as a water softener in commercial detergents. STPP has a number of other industrial applications as well.

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Kathon CG: An Effective Broad Spectrum Preservative
October 15, 2019

Kathon CG is a broad-spectrum preservative for rinse-off personal care products such as shampoos, conditioners, liquid soaps, body washes, and shower gels. It is an outstanding antimicrobial agent that is effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, yeast, and mold.

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Applications of Manganese Nitrate
October 08, 2019

Manganese nitrate is a white crystalline hygroscopic solid with acidic odor that is used mainly as a colorant for ceramics and porcelain and as a catalyst in the production of manganese dioxide. The use of manganese dioxide in fertilizers and animal foods provides much of the demand for manganese nitrate. It also finds limited application in zinc carbon batteries.

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