Beauty and Personal Care Solutions
News and Upcoming Events
Dow Corning and Elevance Announce Partnership to Market Naturally Derived Ingredients in Personal Care Applications
Midland, Michigan — Dow Corning Corporation and Elevance Renewable
Sciences, Inc. are pleased to announce that the two companies have signed joint
development and marketing agreements to create and market a unique line of
naturally derived ingredients for the personal care market. The companies
believe that this line of performance ingredients will rapidly grow to become a
major part of the estimated $2 billion to $3 billion natural and organic
personal care market, one of the fastest growing segments in the personal care
“Dow Corning has been looking to create alliances with key strategic
partners with innovative technology like Elevance to further enhance our
position in the personal care market,” said Stephen Gosney, Global Beauty Care
Industry Director for Dow Corning. “We believe the combination of silicon
technology with Elevance’s natural-based products provides the market with
functional and performance benefits for a wide variety of
The agreements formalize a partnership that launched novel products into the
personal care market in the spring of this year. Today’s announcement also
represents another significant step in Dow Corning’s focus to move beyond
silicon by providing an expanded line of natural and naturally derived
ingredients that offer customers enhanced performance benefits and Elevance’s
commitment to advancing novel, natural-based products through partnerships with
“Dow Corning’s proven understanding of the personal care market, as well as
their innovative silicon technology, make this an ideal partnership,” said
K’Lynne Johnson, CEO of Elevance. “Elevance is very pleased to be
entering this rapidly growing market with one of the industry’s premier
The partnership combines Elevance’s patented, Nobel Prize-winning metathesis
technology — which has the ability to use multiple renewable feedstocks to
create high-performing, environmentally friendly solutions — and Dow Corning’s
position as a premier solution provider in silicon-based technology. Together
the companies will develop new ingredients that Dow Corning will offer to the
personal care market.
The companies have already developed two products:
DOW CORNING® HY-3050 Soy
Wax, designed for use as a naturally derived structuring agent, and DOW CORNING® HY-3051 Soy Wax
Blend, a blend of HY-3050 Soy Wax and hydrogenated soybean oil that serves
as a naturally derived alternative to petrolatum. Both products are used in
skin care, color cosmetics, hair care and underarm products.
These products are currently available for commercial sale in locales around
the United States and Latin America and are available for sampling in Canada
and Europe. The companies intend to expand commercialization of these products
more globally later this year.
About Dow Corning
Dow Corning provides performanceenhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs
of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicon-based
technology and innovation, offering more than 7,000 products and services, Dow
Corning is equally owned by The Dow Chemical Company and Corning, Incorporated.
More than half of Dow Corning’s annual sales are outside the United States. For
more information, visit www.dowcorning.com.
About Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc.
Based in Lisle, Ill., Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. creates a wide range of
specialty chemicals from natural oils. Using a Nobel Prize winning technology
called olefin metathesis; the company creates high performance waxes,
functional oils, anti-microbials, lubricants, additives and other chemicals. To
learn more about the company, visit www.elevance.com.
For Dow Corning media inquiries, contact Jeff Smith, APCO
+1 (202) 778-2012,
For Elevance media inquiries, contact Dustee Tucker, Public Strategies,
+1 (571) 242-6650, firstname.lastname@example.org.