P2 Science Launches Alternative to D5 Volatile Silicone
Citropol® V5 is a new, patented biorenewable, biodegradable cosmetics ingredient
Woodbridge, CT – P2 Science, Inc. (P2) on September 10th, 2020 launched a brand new, unique, bioderived and patented alternative to volatile silicones, built on the Citropol® platform. In a webinar attended by hundreds of formulators and brand marketing executives from around the world, P2 introduced Citropol® V5 and shared some sensorial, physical and performance data. Citropol® V5, like all members of the new Citropol® platform, is made from wood and is also biodegradable and biocompatible.
Commercial manufacturing of the new product has already started at P2’s green chemistry manufacturing facility in Naugatuck, CT. Samples and product literature are available at the company’s website, and products can be ordered directly on the company’s e-store – also on the website.
“The market has, for many years, been looking for good alternatives to volatile D5 silicones in cosmetics. We are really pleased to be able to offer something with a performance profile that is superior to D5 in some key respects” said Neil Burns, CEO of P2. He added, “This product looks and feels like a silicone. It rubs to a smooth, silky finish on the skin. On hair, it’s tendency to build up is significantly less than D5. Consumers have told us that buildup is something they are anxious to avoid. V5 solves that huge problem for them.”
Patrick Foley, P2’s CSO noted, “This D5 alternative has been a dream of ours since we started researching this area several years ago. We are happy to see that dream realized in a commercial product.” Ryan Cheng, Business Development Director added, “The e-store is open on our website where our customers can order Citropol V5 for quick delivery with a few clicks.”
Citropol® V5 is the third commercial product to come out of P2’s proprietary Citropol® series. Last month, the company pledged to support the planting of a tree for every kg of Citropol® sold. P2 Science has a product launch schedule comprising of at least one new product per month until the end of 2020.
About P2 Science
P2 Science is renewable chemistry company, co-founded by Professor Paul Anastas, head of the Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. P2 has developed and patented green chemistry technologies for converting renewable feedstocks into high-value specialty products. Investors in P2 include BASF Venture Capital, Xeraya Capital, Elm Street Ventures, Connecticut Innovations, Ironwood Capital, HG Ventures and Chanel. The company started up its first manufacturing plant in September of 2018 which produces novel renewable aroma chemicals and cosmetic ingredients. For more information, see www.p2science.com