With our new Silicone Quaternium-22 microemulsion (trade name: ABIL® ME 45), we offer a very easy to use, multi-benefit silicone conditioning agent. The product is PEG- and preservative-free and gives excellent and intensive conditioning, which leads to extraordinary manageability and smoothness of hair, reviving even highly damaged hair. Furthermore, the Silicone Quaternium-22 microemulsion also protects hair from further impairment based on its remarkable heat protection properties and outstanding color wash fastness for dyed hair. In fact, color protection, which includes both color wash fastness and UV-protection, is a much sought-after claim for premium hair conditioners. It is well known that our Polysilicone-19 (trade name: ABIL® UV Quat 50) which contains UV-absorbing methoxycinnamic acid groups along its cationic siloxane copolymer structure provides remarkable protection of dyed hair against UV-fading and damaging by sunlight. In this study, we will now demonstrate evidence for the excellent color wash fastness protection of the Silicone Quaternium-22 microemulsion as a key additional benefit. As a result, the combination of Silicone Quaternium-22 microemulsion and Polysilicone-19 gives rise to both comprehensive color protection and premium hair conditioning, affording hair care formulations with both visible and tangible benefits for consumers.
Dr Peter Schwab, PhD
Head of the Rinse-off Application Technology
Peter Schwab studied chemistry at the Technische Universität Darmstadt and at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Josef Michl in 2000 for work on a molecular-size construction kit. From 2001-2003 he carried out postdoctoral work at the Università di Ferrara, Italy, developing novel electrochromic devices. He joined Degussa AG, now Evonik Industries AG, in 2003 where he started in the research department of the Business Unit "Oligomers & Silicones". After leading the new technology development group of the Business Unit "Consumer Specialties" located in Essen, Germany for several years, he was appointed Head of the Rinse-off Application Technology unit within the Business Line Personal Care in 2011.
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September 18th, 2013