According to Solvay, Jaguar C500 STD, a conditioning polymer, and Jaguar HP-8 COS SGI, a multifunctional polymer, will help formulators to produce beauty care solutions with superior benefits and desirable biodegradability claims thereby responding to both stringent global regulations and the changing expectations of consumers searching for more responsible, sustainable products.

Consumers are becoming more aware of how their actions impact the health of our planet,” explained Stephanie Neplaz, global marketing innovation director, hair care at Solvay. “This means they are looking for beauty products made with biodegradable ingredients that have a positive impact on their hair or skin as well as on the planet.

Sustainable sourcing

The guar beans used to create these polymers are sourced in India where Solvay is supporting sustainable guar sourcing through the Sustainable Guar Initiative program, which is part of the group’s sustainability agenda.

The Sustainable Guar Initiative aims to implement best farming practices to improve guar quality and supply security while enabling farmers to earn a better living, and to preserve precious groundwater, and empower local women.

We are constantly investing in innovation, technology, and developing our Jaguar portfolio,” said Jean-Guy Le Helloco, global vice president, home and personal care at Solvay. “And we have more innovations, such as next generation biodegradable polymers, on the horizon.