CennloseTM cellulose ethers are water-soluble polymers derived from cellulose, the most abundant naturally available polymer. Cellulose unlike any other types of natural polymers, such as starch and gums, fails to dissolve in water. CennloseTM cellulose ethers when dissolved in water, offers a variety of functions such as thickening, surface activity, protective colloid, water retention, shape retention, etc. These functions can be used in a wide variety of industries.
Divnova offers the following range of cellulose ethers under the CennloseTM brand specifically for the Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry:
| Methyl Cellulose (MC)
| Methyl Hydroxyethyl Cellulose (MHEC)
| Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose (HHPC)
MC, MHEC and HPMC have good skin and mucous membrane compatibility. They have been used for many years in cosmetic preparations with no known risks. CennloseTM products perform important functions in cosmetics and oral care products:
- As a base material for denture fixatives they help ensure that dentures fit comfortably.
- As a stabilizer in ointments, creams and toothpaste they provide for the right consistency.
- They are in fact hydrocolloids that can perform all kinds of tasks – they can thicken, stabilize, emulsify, form films and bind water.
Apart from the thickening and stabilizing properties of CennloseTM range of cellulose ethers, their ability to control the rheology in the end products is a particularly valued quality. Our product range allow for matching the desired elasticity with the required cellulose ether viscosity. CennloseTM also provide very high adhesive strength and long-duration effectiveness among other product advantages:
- Flow point
- Standing strength
- Gloss effect
- Stability in formulations with low water content
- Salt compatibility
The processes applied for manufacturing CennloseTM make this precision-matching possible, which is why our brand of cellulosic products are in abundant use in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products.
On account of their high purity and physiological harmlessness, CennloseTM comply with the regulatory safety requirements relating to cosmetics.