Press release
Personal Care
November 15, 2012

Efficient Conditioning Agents for Enhanced Performance in Hair Care Products

Evonik offers two new Aminopropyl Dimethicone products for cost-efficient and effective hair conditioning. ABIL® Soft AF 200 has been optimized for high-performance conditioning out of shampoo formulations. ABIL® Soft AF 300 is designed for the application in conditioning rinses.

The two aminosilicones provide excellent hair conditioning properties with superior hair feel, softness and smoothness. ABIL® Soft AF 200 and 300 (INCI: Aminopropyl Dimethicone) also give remarkable manageability and combability to the hair.

The new products are almost colorless liquids with low odor. Their low viscosities make them easy to handle and to process. The excellent performance of the new products is closely related to an innovative synthetic route which leads to an optimal alignment of the functional groups along the polymer and to excellent purity. The content of cyclic silicones, D4 and D5, is very low, and due to the absence of secondary amines there is no risk of nitrosamine formation.

Company information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2011 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €14.5 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.8 billion.


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