Growth Opportunities for Polymers in Personal Care

Growth Opportunities for Polymers in Personal Care

  • December 2020 •
  • 74 pages •
  • Report ID: 6024109 •
  • Format: PDF
Polymers play an important role as an emulsifier, rheology modifier, thickener, conditioning agent, and delivery system, among others in the personal care industry. The majority of the polymers dominating the personal care industry are of synthetic origin; however, due to stringent regulations on synthetic polymers especially microbeads proposed by government of different countries across the globe have pushed manufacturers to move their focus towards bio-based or renewable and natural sourced polymers.Polymers like starch, cellulose, Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) have witnessed increased research and development activities in personal care product formulation and packaging applications.Bio feedstocks derived from plant origins like sugar for developing biopolymers or chemicals have seen significant innovations. Manufacturers are collaborating with startups and research universities to bring novel chemistries and formulations to the market. In addition, partnerships, acquisitions, and funding research projects are also being witnessed for new product development to cater to customer demand.