Green chemistry: challenges and advances in the field of polymers
Research & development
Green chemistry was conceived in the 1990s. The objective for the chemists Anastas and Warner was to reduce the risks generated for the users during the chemical practices but also to reduce the harmful impact on the environment of the used products and their waste.
Orientation formulas in cosmetics
PolymerExpert is a supplier of ingredients for the cosmetic industry. In order to offer a complete service to its customers, the company has equipped itself in 2016 with an application laboratory in which cosmetic formulation specialists develop orientation formulas on a daily basis. Adrien Faure formulation expert at PolymerExpert tells us the secrets of a good orientation formula.
Lubricious polymer coatings for medtech applications
Research & development
The medical device industry which produces a large number of products (from surgical gloves to artificial joints to imaging devices), driven by innovation and new technologies, has become one of the largest markets in the healthcare sector.[1] The explosion in the sophistication and application of devices makes it possible to help improve human health in ways unimaginable just a few years ago.
How can a material repair itself?
Research & development
The design of materials capable of repairing themselves, either spontaneously or under the effect of a stimulus, makes it possible to improve their lifespan and their reliability while reducing maintenance costs. This approach, which is eco-responsible, reduces the consumption of polymer materials and the production of waste. This technology can be applied in many fields to restore the original appearance and properties of materials. PolymerExpert designs custom-made healing materials to best suit your needs.
How to rationalize your ingredient portfolio?
More and more cosmetic brands are now opting for transparency towards the customer and choosing versatile ingredients to build minimalist formulas. Thus, to successfully engage in responsible and sustainable approaches, brands need to rationalize their ingredient portfolio. Adrien Faure, cosmetics expert at PolymerExpert, gives an update on the optimal choice of raw materials for the formulator.
Emulsion polymerization: an environmentally-friendly way to produce polymers
Research & development
A wide variety of products in diverse fields of application can take advantage of free radical emulsion polymerization. They go from paints, coatings and adhesives to cosmetics, sealants, drug delivery systems, textiles and automotive products.1 This versatile technique allows the production of aqueous dispersions of polymer particles stabilized by a colloid stabilizer that present innumerous advantages.
Batch release at PolymerExpert: a requirement for product quality.
PolymerExpert designs custom specialty polymers for its customers. Whether in the medical, cosmetic or industrial fields, our productions are subject to batch release to ensure product conformity and quality.