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Cognis GmbH.

Rheinpromenade 1

40789 Monheim am Rhein

Tel: +49-2173-4995-0

Email: care-chemicals.global-marketing@cognis.com

WWW.COGNIS.COM

Company Description

Cognis, now part of the BASF Group, is a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients, with a particular focus on the areas of wellness and sustainability. The company employs about 5,500 people, and it operates production sites and service centers in 30 countries.

Cognis Care Chemicals is one of the leading providers of products, formulation know-how and concepts for personal, home care and Industrial + Institutional markets. It has more than 160 years of experience in manufacturing natural, renewable based chemistry, and over 70 percent of the raw materials it uses are based on this feedstock. Supported by Laboratoires Serobiologique's 60-vear-experience in research and sales of natural-based active ingredients, Cognis Care Chemicals is also one of the leading global suppliers of active ingredients to the cosmetics industry.

Green Chemical Solutions[TM]

To meet best customer demands Cognis developed already beginning of 2007 its Green Chemical Solutions[TM] classification system. One part of it - Portfolio Easy Guide - categorizes Cognis raw materials into different levels of "naturalness". In the second step, the system focuses on the naturalness of complete formulations and their performance shown by the Green Formulation Grid. Four different levels of "greenness" of the formulation are measured against three levels of performance, always rated by the consumers' expectations. Additionally, the Regulation Easy Guide tells customers which regulatory and certification standards are existing so far and to which extent the various Cognis ingredients comply with selected certifications.

Key Personnel

Ulrich Issberner

Marketing Director Personal Care

Rita Koster

Marketing Director Home Care and l&I

Selected New Products

Cetiol[R] C5 - is a readily biodegradable emollient recommended for use in BDIH and NaTrue formulations. The Ecocert-approved ingredient is derived from 100% natural, renewable feedstock and has a very high spreadability. Sensoiy assessments have shown that the sensorial profile of this emollient comes very close to the one of cyclomethicone - additionally it provides the formulation a pleasant and light skin feel. This makes it ideal for facial, body and hair care products as well as decorative cosmetics.

Cosmedia TRIPLE C - is a PEG/EO-free cationic rheology control additive, representing a novel generation of cationic inverse emulsion polymers for the preparation of hair conditioners and skin care formulations. Cosmedia TRIPLE C promotes excellent sensorial skin and hair sensorics and improves both wet and dry hair combability. Compared to conventional cationic inverse emulsion polymers, Cosmedia 'TRIPLE C offers improved electrolyte tolerance and viscosity' behavior in hair and skin care concepts.

Elestan[TM] - a leaf extract from the African Manilkara tree that helps restore the resilience of the skin ensuring its optimal tonicity. Elestan[TM] targets the restructuring of skin matrix via a dual protective action on both collagen and elastin networks.lt protects elastic fibers from excessive degradation by clastases, has an anti-glycation activity. In addition, it stimulates the synthesis both of elastin and of essential elastin-related proteins, helping to preserve a fully-functional elastic fiber network. Elestan[TM] is available in a preservative free version, which has been organic certified by Ecocert *. * Raw material certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to the Ecocert Standard for Natural and Organic Cosmetics available at http://cosmetics.ecocert.com: 100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin, 50 % of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming.

Dehydem Supra - a novel, efficient defoamer for industrial and institutional cleaning applications that is easy to fonnulate in water-based solutions and additionally provides a visible cleaning benefit. It is also suitable for low temperature applications and offers several possibilities to enhance the green development in such aspects as ccotoxicity, saving energy and reducing complexity in cleaning applications. Dehydenr Supra is the professional partner for a multitude of industrial & institutional cleaning tasks: Smart and effective foam control while providing versatility for a wide range of formulations.

Major Markets

Personal Care, Home Care, I&I

Major Products

Active Ingredients; Antioxidants; Alkviglycosides; Cationics; Consistency Waxes; Co-Surfactants; Defoamers; Delivery Systems; Disinfectants; Emollients; Emulsifiers / Solubilisers; Emulsions; Bases; Encapsulations; Hair Conditioning Specialities; Lipid Layer Enhancers; Low Foaming Surfactants; Pearl Shine Concentrates; Pearlizer Waxes; Performance Wax Dispersions/Opacitiers; Polymers; Proteins; Surfactants; Surfactant Compounds; Thickeners and Viscosity Factors
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