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FUNCTIONAL POLYURETHANES FOR PERSONAL CARE APPLICATIONS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244169D
Publication Date: 2015-Nov-18

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Carole Lepilleur: AUTHOR

Abstract

Polyurethane 62 is a water dispersible polymer that can be used as multi functional polymer ingredient in personal care health care household institutional and industrial product applications and the like Polyurethane 62 can be employed as emulsifiers spreading aids and carriers for enhancing the efficacy deposition and delivery of chemically and physiologically active ingredients and cosmetic materials and as a vehicle for improving the psychosensory and aesthetic properties of a formulation in which it is included

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FUNCTIONAL POLYURETHANES FOR PERSONAL CARE APPLICATIONS


[0001] Polyurethane-62 can be used as multi-functional polymer ingredients in personal care, health care, household, institutional and industrial product applications and the like. The Polyurethane-62 can be employed as emulsifiers, spreading aids and carriers for enhancing the efficacy, deposition and delivery of chemically and physiologically active ingredients and cosmetic materials, and as a vehicle for improving the psychosensory and aesthetic properties of a formulation in which they are included. The term "personal care products" as used herein includes, without limitation, cosmetics, toiletries, cosmeceuticals, beauty aids, personal hygiene and cleansing products that are applied to the skin, hair, scalp, and nails of humans and animals. The term "health care products" as used herein includes, without limitation, pharmaceuticals, pharmacosmetics, oral care products (mouth, teeth), eye care products, ear care products and over-the-counter products and appliances, such as patches, plasters, dressings and the like. The term also includes medical devices that are externally applied to or into the body of humans and animals for ameliorating a health related or medical condition. The term "body" includes the keratinous (hair, nails) and non-keratinous skin areas of the entire body (face, trunk, limbs, hands and feet), the tissues of body openings and the eyes. The term "skin" includes the scalp and mucous membranes. The term "household care products" as used herein includes, without limitation, products being employed in a household for surface protection and/or cleaning including biocidal cleaning products for maintaining sanitary conditions in the kitchen and bathroom and laundry products for fabric cleaning and the like. The term "institutional and industrial products" as used herein includes, without limitation, products employed for protection and/or cleaning or maintaining sanitary conditions in industrial and institutional environments, including hospitals and health care facilities, and the like.

[0002] The amount of Polyurethane-62 that can be employed depends upon the purpose for which it is included in the formulation and can be readily determined by person skilled in the formulation arts. Thus, as long as the physicochemical and functional properties of the compositions containing the Polyurethane-62 are achieved, a useful amount of the polymer, active weight percent, on a total composition weight basis, typically can vary in the range of about 0.01% to about 50%, but is not limited thereto. In a given composition or application,


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therefore, the Polyurethane-62 composition can, but need not, serve more than one function, such as thickener and conditioner, film-former and carrier, and the like, as described in more detail below.

[0003] Compositions containing the Polyurethane-62 can be packaged and dispensed from containers, such as jars, bottl...