Hair repair with acrylate-based homopolymer

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  • Conditioning polymer repairs damaged hair
  • Conditioning efficacy maintained even after five wash cycles
  • Winner of a 2015 China Personal Care & Cosmetics Innovation Award

The new conditioning polymer N-DurHance A-1000 of Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., has won a 2015 China Personal Care & Cosmetics Innovation Award.

Conditioning efficacy maintained even after five wash cycles

The acrylate-based homopolymer is said to repair damaged hair for extended periods, resulting in physiochemical properties normally found in virgin hair. Conditioning efficacy is maintained even after five wash cycles, whereas commercial conditioners lose their efficacy after one wash. The polymer is highly substantive to hair, with no measurable build-up and can improve consumer perception of web-comb and manageability.

Product delivers uniform hydrophobic layer on hair surface

“N-DurHance A-1000 works differently than other technologies to deliver a uniform hydrophobic layer on the hair surface, resulting in consumer benefits that actually improve through the course of several wash cycles,” said Michael Ling, technical service manager, Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Asia Pacific.

The award recognizes individuals and companies who have introduced new products, ideas, or technologies for efficient manufacturing, cost effectiveness and user convenience. More than 55 companies applied for this award and were reviewed by a panel of industry experts.



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