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How to use Cellulose fibrils with foam forming surfactants

By Rebecca Blell 29. May 2019

Surfactants are present in most consumer products. The most familiar examples are shampoos, hand wash products and cleaning products in general. Switching to sulfate free surfactants improves the environmental profile, but can be a challenge. Let me show you a way to this.

I will demonstrate that one can use cellulose fibrils to thicken and stabilize formulations with foam forming surfactants. The most important point to remember when preparing such formulations is to avoid foam formation during the incorporation step of surfactants with the cellulose fibrils.

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Temaer: Surfactants, compatibility, Home Care & Personal Care

How to compare rheology additives: The example of nanocellulose/cellulose fibrils and HASE

By Mats Hjørnevik 23. October 2018

For decades, producers of fluid materials have used HASE as the fundamental technology to control flow. How can new technologies complement this work horse of rheology modification? This week I am trying to uncover the key aspects of the HASE technology and give you ideas on the HASE technology in relation to the world I am familiar with: nanocellulose and cellulose fibrils. 

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Temaer: MFC, compatibility, New materials, Cellulose Fibrils

How to avoid unstable formulations

By Rebecca Blell 21. August 2018

Many reasons can lead to unstable formulations when you first start testing a new formulation or a new ingredient. Some are due to non-optimized use of ingredients such as stabilizers and others are due to formulation processing or incompatibilities. Sounds familiar? We might have good news for you.

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Temaer: Stability, compatibility, Cellulose Fibrils

[VIDEO] Topic Tuesday: Cellulose fibrils compatibility with solvents

By Mats Hjørnevik 28. November 2017

Once again, welcome to Topic Tuesday, brought to you by the Exilva Blog. Topic Tuesday is dedicated to one specific topic, providing you with information on cellulose fibrils straight from the top of our head. Today we will introduce you to cellulose fibrils' compatibility and performance with various solvents

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Temaer: Video, Topic Tuesday, compatibility, waterborne, solvents