Delivering perfume to a fabric when washing the laundry is not easy because, they are volatile substances and are easily rinsed during washing cycle. A further difficulty arises from the widespread use of clothes dryers in which washed fabrics are tumbled at relatively high temperatures. Even perfumes with a degree of substantivity for fabrics will volatilize to a large extent in a dryer with the result that the finished laundry only has a very faint odor which rapidly dissipates. Yet by encapsulating the perfume in a water-insoluble shell, the perfume is protected throughout the laundry operation.
A significant number of microcapsules are entrained in or otherwise become associated with the fabric during the washing process and remain intact through the remainder of the laundry procedure. The perfume is actually released mainly when the microcapsules rupture. This can occur to some extent during the drying step and ironing but mainly it occurs when clothes are being used.
MikroCaps offers a microencapsulation service for the encapsulation of fragrances supplied by other producers that will suit different systems and demands.
Many cosmetics and personal care products contain active substances that require encapsulation for increased stability. Microencapsulation provides an important tool for cosmetic industry, enabling protection and controlled release of several active agents, like fragrances, essential and natural oils, antioxidants, vitamins, etc. MikroCaps offers formaldehyde-free encapsulation of actives for various applications according to international cosmetics regulations.
PROJECT TITLE: BIOCAP – BIODEGRADABLE ENCAPSULATED FRAGRANCES FOR COSMETIC PRODUCTS AND DETERGENTS
The objective of this project is to develop innovative biodegradable encapsulated fragrances, which would be applied to various cosmetic products and detergents instead of the conventional encapsulated fragrances that are not biodegradable in the natural environment.
The total cost of the project: EUR 1,052,869; Co-financing in the amount of: EUR 299,977.
The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the EU under the European Regional Development Fund (www.eu-skladi.si)