Nanotech 2007 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2007 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2

Polymer Nanotechnology Chapter 2

Controlled Surfaces and Novel Polymers for Personal Care: Self-Assembly of Polymers and Surface Modification

Authors: W.A. Mowers, M.C. Berg, N. Suddaby, D. Bercovici and D. Soane

Affilation: Soane Labs / Cosmetica, United States

Pages: 180 - 181

Keywords: cosmetics, self-assembly, polymer, pigments

Cosmetica develops and applies nanotechnology and advanced polymer chemistry to create novel products for the cosmetic industry. We achieve this goal by controlling the spontaneous self-assembly of polymers or colorants at surfaces. Current research projects include new hybrid special effects pigments, hair color, hair hold, sun protection and conditioner. Many of today’s commercial coloring products involve reactive precursor blends, which cause staining and other undesirable effects. In contrast, hybrid pigments can be deployed to impart both desired physical attributes and enhanced color. Self-assembly of polymers and biopolymers can also be used to produce hair styling formulations and conditioning agents. A diverse range of polymers with differing physical properties which synergistically combine to stabilize the form of hair impart both styling and conditioning effects. Finally, self-assembly of a network forming polymer delivered in an aqueous solution can be engineered to produce a fabric softener, offer UV blocking, and stain protection without the use of fluorine.

ISBN: 1-4200-6183-6
Pages: 838
Hardcopy: $139.95

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