Solvay launches biodegradable suspension agent

21-Jun-2021

Rheozan BLC is based on starch fermentation by bacterial strains that generate very uniform cellulose fibres

Solvay launches biodegradable suspension agent

Rheozan BLC is a new biodegradable rheology agent from Solvay which delivers high suspension power in both personal care and home care products without impacting viscosity.

Made via ‘grey biotechnology’, Rheozan BLC’s synthesis is based on starch fermentation by carefully selected bacterial strains that generate very uniform cellulose fibres.

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When added to personal care formulas, these nature-engineered fibres build a regular three-dimensional mesh, creating a highly effective suspension mechanism, to catch and stabilise visual cues like pigments, exfoliating particles, perfume capsules, air bubbles, opacifiers or emulsions, as well as insoluble agents such as zinc pyrithione or minerals.

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