GC3 Seeks Input on Silicones

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Beauty product manufacturers should complete a short survey by August 5.

he Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) is working to advance the development of more sustainable alternatives to silicone chemistry currently used in skin care, hair care, and cosmetic products. To ensure the work is a current reflection of market needs and priorities, GC3 is asking manufacturers of cosmetics, skin care and hair care products to complete a simple 2-question survey.

The Green Chemistry Council is a multi-stakeholder collaborative focused on driving adoption of green chemistry across all sectors and supply chains. Members include large and small chemical manufacturers, formulators, brands and retailers. GC3 runs several projects and programs to advance green chemistry through the supply chain. One effort is the GC3 Silicones Collaborative Innovation Project designed to engage the supply chain in clarifying and defining the needs and priorities of more sustainable replacements to current silicone chemistry.

The GC3 Silicones Project is developing a specifications document to inform the development of new ingredients by both new and existing solution providers. Due to the complexity of the effort, the focus is narrowed to skin care, hair care and cosmetic products for this initial effort. GC3 anticipates expanding to other sectors in the future if there is member interest.

GC3 is seeking as broad a representation from cosmetics and personal care product companies as possible, so respondents need not be GC3 members. Any company that responds to the survey will receive access to the results. All results will be blinded and compiled by GC3, and company name will not be attributed to responses. Surveys should be completed by August 5 for blinding and compilation.

For more information about the GC3 Silicones Collaborative Innovation project, contact Julie Manley