All microplastics are polymers – but not all polymers are microplastics
A majority of people are striving to act and live more environmentally friendly. Just like in any aspect of today’s consumers’ lives, people demand sustainable products in cosmetics. They’re expected to be safe to use – not only on one’s skin or hair, but also not to pose any environmental risk.
Liquid polyurethane: environmentally- and performance-wise so much to offer
Meeting the challenge: high performance and biodegradable products
Liquid polymers such as polyurethanes are used in the cosmetics industry for hair styling products, in color cosmetics or in sun protection products. Like all other cosmetic ingredients, these polymers end up in water: either with waste water into a sewage treatment plant or – in some cases – directly in the natural water circle. The cosmetics industry is therefore facing major challenges due to consumers' changed environmental awareness and the growing demand for biodegradable products that simultaneously provide optimal properties. Our liquid PU film formers offer both: outstanding performance and biodegradability, thus resulting in a more ecologically friendly solution for cosmetic producers and a more sustainable choice for cosmetics consumers.
- Biodegradable: Some polyurethanes can reach biodegradation rates of 60% within 28 days (OECD 301).
- Sustainable: Baycusan® liquid polyurethane film formers are non-persistent, they do not accumulate in the environment.
- High performance: Baycusan® liquid polyurethane film formers can offer both: performance and improved environmental compatibility.