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Microbead Alternatives

With regulations changing and building pressure from consumers, it is crucial that personal care product manufacturers find a safe and environmentally friendly alternative to microbeads.

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Lucideon’s microbead alternative technology offers a cost effective and environmentally-friendly solution to your microbeads challenge.  Our range of materials are free from plastics, entirely biodegradable and adaptable to consumer needs.

With our microbead alternative, the consumer gets the benefit of the beads when in-use, before it dissolves naturally leaving nothing behind except for ubiquitous ions.  The materials can be modified to dissolve after a few seconds, minutes or longer, depending on your intended use.  We can also modify our bead so that they can impart even more benefits, for example, releasing an active onto the skin as it dissolves.

Benefits:

  • Biodegradable (flexible degradation time)
  • Tailored size and feel
  • Addition of extra functions - color changes, release actives
  • Non-toxic
  • Stable in formulation
  • Designed for various applications including skin and oral care.

We are interested in a partnership for the development of our novel non-polymeric beads.  If you would be interested in learning more or working with us please speak to Aia Malik, healthcare product manager, aia.malik@lucideon.com or 01782 764389.

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    Microbeads - the Facts and the Future
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