Based on its recent analysis of the natural fatty acid ester derivatives market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes CREMER OLEO GmbH & Co. KG with the 2012 Europe Product Line Strategy Award for its exclusive product line—Cremerlin®PURA.
"The innovative Cremerlin®PURA range of products are natural, preservative-free, virtually odorless, colorless, and represent a unique patented formulation of organic triglycerides sourced from vegetable oil," noted Frost & Sullivan Vice President Shomik Majumdar. "They are ideal replacements for petroleum-based petrolatum in a wide range of personal care applications."
The product line has four offerings—100 percent vegetable cream base, 100 percent palm oil-free vegetable cream base, organic cream base, and palm oil-free organic cream base—that are 100 percent vegetable sourced. Sustainability in terms of raw materials and superiority in terms of biodegrability are their hallmarks. All these products are suitable for almost every personal care application, including skin and hair care.
Most cream bases currently available in the market are sourced from mineral oil derivatives. In contrast, Cremerlin®PURA products are a pure vegetable origin blend of triglycerides that can be used in all kind of emulsions.
The product line has a pH range of 3.0 to 8.5, facilitating easy formulation in different personal care products. Cremerlin®PURA has a low iodine value (<2gl/100g) and a low acid value (1mgKOH/g) leading to its highly stable oxidative nature. These products are highly compatible with all skin types, are allergen-free and are smooth and easy to apply.
"For instance, they can be used as a lighter cream-base ingredient that gives a smooth and velvet feel without clogging the pores of the skin, making it suitable for face and skin care as well as for decorative cosmetics like eye shadow and compact powder," remarked Senior Research Analyst, Nandhini Rajagopal. "They can also be formulated as a lipid replenishing agent in hair and skin care products."
The Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) value of Cremerlin®PURA is 68.9 per cent, which is similar to the TEWL values of petrolatum (TEWL of 75 percent). As a result, the end-products formulated with Cremerlin®PURA are highly effective.
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About Cremer Oleo GmbH & Co. KG
From the CREMER's headquarters in Hamburg, CREMER OLEO coordinates the global marketing, production and logistic activities of its subsidiaries and branches located around the globe.
CREMER OLEO´s core activities include the worldwide sourcing of oleo chemical raw materials, processing, warehousing and supplying customers in various industries with products customized to their needs. CREMER OLEO is committed to exceptionally high standards of quality, sustainable production, appropriate storage facilities and on time delivery.
Sustained research, the development and manufacture of innovative plant-based products at the production sites in Wittenberge, Rodleben and Witten: that is the basis of high-quality raw materials for customers in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, food, and homecare. The powerful green product range includes distilled fatty acids, fatty alcohols, glycerin, esters, soap noodles, as well as vegetable oils and care ingredients.
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