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ES-5600 Silicone Glycerol Emulsifier Takes First Prize in SEPAWA Innovation Award 2014 Competition
Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and
innovation, today announced that
Dow Corning® ES-5600
Silicone Glycerol Emulsifier won first prize in the SEPAWA Innovation Award
2014 competition at the SEPAWA Congress in Fulda, Germany. A panel of seven
members of the SEPAWA Scientific Advisory Board selected the industry-leading
water-in-oil emulsifier, which enables formulators to achieve exceptional
performance in polyethylene glycol (PEG)-free systems. The awards ceremony was
held at the Esperanto Hotel on Oct. 16. Cindy Delvallé and Kathelyne Everaere,
from Dow Corning's Beauty and Personal Care application engineering and
technical service group accepted the award on the company's behalf.
"Dow Corning ES-5600 Silicone Glycerol Emulsifier
addresses beauty care consumers' steadily growing demand for advanced, new,
multifunctional products that help streamline their busy lives," said
Delvallé. "Winning this award illustrates Dow Corning's unwavering
commitment to meeting global formulators' needs for versatile products that
offer a full range of benefits."
"Innovations are the key drivers of growth and competitiveness in our
industry," commented Prof. Klaus Peter Wittern, Ph.D., first president of
SEPAWA and member of the jury. "Only by innovating companies can sustain in
the global competition. We are thankful that we have companies here at the
SEPAWA Congress that face these challenges successfully and enable our members
and visitors to meet their formulation requirements for innovative
Dow Corning ES-5600 Silicone Glycerol Emulsifier was developed
to meet the needs of modern consumers seeking multifunctional products such as
BB and CC creams and high-SPF foundations, which are complex to formulate. The
emulsifier offers very broad compatibility, giving formulators the flexibility
to combine a wide variety of oil phases with pigments, sunscreen molecules and
active ingredients. It enables elegant, lightweight formulations and enhances
attractiveness by providing color intensity to foundations and improving the
performance of sunscreens.
The Dow Corning product is also a highly effective dispersant for
pigments and fine particles, delivering even skin tones and easy application.
As a sensory enhancer, the emulsifier provides smooth texture, comfortable wear
and low odor. It is formulated using diglycerol components instead of PEG
chains, making it appropriate for use in PEG-free as well as standard
Delvallé presented a paper entitled "New Diglycerol Water-in-Oil
Silicone Emulsifier: Dow Corning® ES-5600 Silicone Glycerol
Emulsifier" during the SEPAWA Congress.
About Beauty and Personal Care
Dow Corning's specialty silicone solutions help customers bring beauty
to life in new and exciting ways by enabling the development of products that
are unique and memorable, with an impact consumers can see and feel. Recent
innovations range from amino silicone elastomer emulsions that provide
differentiating hair styling and conditioning results to novel silicone resin
technologies that inspire skin care products with longer-lasting, more
beautiful wear. For more information, visit dowcorning.com/personalcare.
About Dow Corning
Dow Corning (dowcorning.com) provides performance-enhancing solutions
to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global
leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning
offers more than 7,000 products and services via the company's Dow Corning® and
XIAMETER® brands. 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.
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American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® initiative, a stringent set
of standards designed to advance the safe and secure management of chemical
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