Cosmetics & Personal Care

Novamont Disrupts Cosmetics Industry

Novamont develops biodegradable materials for cosmetic applications that have similar performance as traditional microplastics.

The new line is called CELUS-BI and will reduce marine plastic pollution. Tonnes of non-biodegradable microplastics or plastic dust end up in the oceans as the results of personal care products such as microplastics with an exfoliating function from shower gels and various “rinse-off” cleansing products.

Novamont‘s most advanced product range is the CELUS-BI® FEEL developed in close collaboration with Italian company ROELMI HPC that has experience in sustainable cosmetics.

CELUS-BI® FEEL is suitable for applications where dispersion in water is highly likely  such a sun screen. CELUS-BI® FEEL is a texturising agent with excellent sebum control and high compatibility with active substances, vegetable oils and fragrances.

The production capacity available for CELUS-BI® FEEL could cover the microplastics of the European cosmetics industry.

Novamont CEO, Catia Bastioli said:

“The solution to the problem of microbeads in cosmetics that CELUS-BI® FEEL and CELUS-BI® SPHERA represent is a concrete demonstration that the integrated supply chain created by Novamont over the years, and which is still evolving, is a rich source of opportunities in many sectors, both upstream and downstream. Collaboration with partners like Roelmi, that are open to innovation, competent and sensitive to issues such as sustainability, is essential. Starting from products developed jointly, it will be possible to create new alliances with companies that share our commitment to the environment and local areas in order to speed up sustainable transformation of the sector.”



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