|Four Chemists from Lubrizol Noveon® Consumer Specialties Honored with Des Goddard Award|
CLEVELAND, December 1, 2011 – The Lubrizol Corporation’s Noveon® Consumer Specialties announces that four of its chemists have been chosen to receive the prestigious Des Goddard Award. The annual award, which is presented by The Board of Directors of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, recognizes the most innovative paper on the topic of polymer science related to cosmetics or personal care presented at either the Annual Scientific Seminar or Meeting. Carole Lepilleur, Wing Li, Duane Krzysik and the recently retired John Mullay are receiving the award for their paper titled, “Cationic Cassia Polymers as Efficient Naturally Derived Polymers for Providing Enhanced Deposition from Shampoo Systems.”
The paper, which was presented at the Society’s 2011 Annual Scientific Seminar, examines the use of cationic cassia polymers as new and efficient aids to increase the amount of silicone deposited on hair during the shampoo cycle via the formation of coacervates. When formed during shampoo dilution, coacervates can effectively deposit silicone and other ingredients onto hair fibers. Cassia gum is a natural, vegetable-based carbohydrate extracted from the endosperm of the seed of cassia plants, which grow wild in tropical zones around the world.
Lepilleur will accept a scroll and $2,500 on behalf of the authors at the Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase of the Society in December in New York City.
To view the entire scientific paper, visit www.lubrizol.com/personalcare.
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