ARKEMA receives Halal certification for Orgasol® Cosmetics powders
Orgasol® Green Touch is a Polyamide 11, the first polyamide entirely based on a vegetable material. Its manufacturing process has been largely inspired by the key principles of Green Chemistry and is fully handled by Arkema.
Renewable feedstock: Orgasol® Green Touch is based on the castor plant (Ricinus Communis), a non-edible and robust crop that does not compete with food crops and grows mostly on poor soils in semi-arid areas.
- Non-fossil origin: 100% of the carbon atoms contained in the polymer come from the CO2 absorbed by the castor plant and are thus organic and renewable (ASTM D6866).
- Atom economy (89%): the synthesis has been designed to maximize the conversion of raw materials into fi nished products.
- E Factor (0.1%): the yield of the processes at every stage is optimized to reduce the generation of waste.
- CO2 footprint (-38%): the process allows a genuine reduction of greenhouse gas emissions compared to a polymer of fossil origin. (-2.7mT of CO2 for 1mT of polymer).
The environmental performance of polyamide 11 has been assessed through Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), according to the ISO 14040-14044 standards.
Arkema is a founding member of Pragati, the sustainable castor initiative. The goals of Pragati are to enhance castor productivity in India, where the majority of the world's supply originates.
Transforming texture experience
- Velvety, powder ﬁnish
- Even, anti-tack
- Spreading, glide
- Long wear
With its 10 micron particle size and long chain polyamide structure, Orgasol® Green Touch brings the sensory profile and the unique velvety feel of the Orgasol® series to naturally derived products.
It neutralizes the greasiness and stickiness of natural oils or UV protectors, imparts faster absorption and prevents a soaping effect.
It turns light creams and gels into luxurious textures with richness, softness and substantive after-feel.
In lipsticks, it imparts comfort and glide, leaving the lips radiant and even.
Achieving optical perfection
- Soft focus effect
- Even complexion
- Matte effect
Due to its intrinsic physical properties, Orgasol® Green Touch also delivers an instant optical blurring effect while bringing a natural finish through sebum absorption.
Enhancing compact powders
- Long wear
- Drop resistance
Orgasol® Green Touch acts as a binder and facilitates the use of high levels of pigments and fi llers while minimizing the addition of oils and waxes.