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Personal Care
September 14, 2009

Innovation You Can Feel!

Evonik presents two new silicones for skin and hair care

The business unit Consumer Specialties of Evonik will be presenting its portfolio of personal care products at this year’s SEPAWA in Wuerzburg, Germany, from October 14 through 16, 2009 at booth number 32 c, showing some innovative products and technologies for skin and hair care.

ABIL® Care XL 80:
Novel silicone based oil-in-water emulsifier
ABIL® Care XL 80 provides an outstanding combination of performance and aesthetics. Formulations based on this new emulsifier feel very velvety and silky and have a light, smooth after-feel on the skin. In addition, its innovative molecular architecture results in outstanding emulsifying and stabilizing properties. Creams, lotions and sprays containing all type of active ingredients or UV filters can easily be formulated with ABIL® Care XL 80. It is suitable for both hot and cold processing and a flexible and powerful tool for developing skin care emulsions with premium characteristics.

ABIL® T Quat 60:
Premium silicone conditioning agent
The new ABIL® T Quat 60 is a premium silicone conditioning agent with excellent substantivity to hair keratine, outstanding conditioning features and impressive heat protection properties for universal use in conditioning shampoos, hair rinses, balms, body washes and leave-in formulations. ABIL® T Quat 60 is highly suitable for clear formulations. In surfactant formulations, ABIL® T Quat 60 shows a significantly reduced thinning effect compared to standard silicone derivatives, provides a superior skin feel and improves the foam properties.

ANTIL® Soft SC:
Natural choice for a multifunctional thickening agent
ANTIL® Soft SC is a liquid thickening agent for rinse-off formulations that improves foam creaminess and reduces moisture loss of skin and hair after surfactant treatment. It shows excellent thickening and solubilising properties in various surfactant systems and works as a foam booster even in PEG-free formulations. ANTIL® Soft SC is very easy to process. It is PEG-free, based on natural raw materials and readily biodegradable, which complies to Ecocert standard.

Company information

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany which operates in three business areas: Chemicals, Energy and Real Estate. Evonik is a global leader in specialty chemicals, an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our strengths are creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability.
Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2008 about 41,000 employees generated sales of about €15.9 billion and an operat- ing profit EBITDA of about €2.2 billion.

Disclaimer

In so far as forecasts or expectations are expressed in this press release or where our statements concern the future, these forecasts, expectations or statements may involve known or unknown risks and uncertainties. Actual results or developments may vary, depending on changes in the operating environment. Neither Evonik Industries AG nor its group companies assume an obligation to update the forecasts, expectations or statements contained in this release.