Presentation of the first results of the INNOCHEM project

On 18-21 June 2017, in Sitges, near Barcelona, ​​Spain, a meeting took place with more than 300 scientists from 48 countries exploring colloids and interfacial phenomena. During the 7th International Colloid Conference the SaponLabs team presented the first results of its research in the industrial research phase within the INNOCHEM POIR.01.02.00-00-0005 / 16 research project: "Developing a series of natural shampoos without the addition of synthetic surfactants, Especially SLS and SLES ".

The main objective of the project, which is funded by the European Operational Program Intelligent Development with 1'012'795,50 PLN, is to develop a series of natural cosmetics, in particular shampoos, free of synthetic surfactants such as sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) and its ethoxylated analog - SLES. At the conference, the results of an analysis of the foam capacity by water extracts from various parts of the medical herb (Saponaria offcicinalis), both fresh and dried, were presdented. The results from these research phase will be very useful when creating natural shampoos that will not contain synthetic foaming agents, that will be replaced by aqueous extracts from plants. It should be emphasized that the research was conducted jointly with the Faculty of Chemistry of the Warsaw University of Technology, and its implementation was done with an active participation of students and doctoral candidates from the Faculty.

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