BASF expands biopolymer portfolio with Hydagen Clean


The konjac gum-based rheology modifier is COSMOS approved

BASF has added a new product to its biopolymer line-up. Hydagen Clean is a cold processable rheology modifier, obtained from the tuber of the konjac plant, native to southwest China.

The COSMOS-approved texturising biopolymer is said to be suitable for aqueous systems like gels, fluids and serums, as well as for novel formats like patches, jellies and peel-off formulations thanks to its film-forming and gelation properties.

Due to its low microbial count and rapid dissolution in cold and hot water, Hydagen Clean is said to be easy to use.

It is suitable for skin microbiome-friendly formulations and has been shown to have an immediate cooling effect when used in eye patch formulations.

“The launch of Hydagen Clean is an important step in strengthening the BASF biopolymer portfolio and our wider commitment to sustainability,” said Jason McAlpine, Vice President Business Management for Personal Care Europe at BASF.

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“Our biopolymers not only enable our customers to meet a growing consumer demand, but also help them to comply with upcoming regulatory changes.”

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