The technology seeker is an established personal care company that is looking to replace the nonbiodegradable ingredients in their sunscreen products (e.g. acrylates). Consumers and regulatory bodies are concerned about the environmental impact of sunscreens, particularly on marine ecosystems. In response to this, personal care companies are developing “reef-friendly”, non-toxic products, formulated with ingredients that are readily biodegradable and often bio-sourced.
The client is looking for personal care ingredient suppliers as part of their program of new product development. They have a broad portfolio of brands and products and offer routes to market for companies developing sustainable ingredients. The client prefers a supply agreement. They may also offer their in-house R&D services and help with manufacturing scale-up and regulatory support for the ideal partner.
The technology seeker is searching globally for companies and suppliers developing and manufacturing biodegradable SPF-boosting, film-forming ingredients for ethanol-based sunscreens, e.g., filmforming polymers. The proposed ingredient should be commercialised or could be commercialised in the next 18 months. Ideal solutions are bio-sourced but do not compromise the quality and performance of the finished product. Ingredients will be suitable for products launched on the European market.
Solutions may include, but are not limited to: