The Knowledge Hub

   March 27, 2020
   Pramit Shah - Business Manager, ACE

Untangling the types and application of Fatty Alcohols

Raw materials for cosmetic industry may look like a confusing tangle of unrecognizable scientific names, but they don't have to be a mystery anymore…
Amongst many, one such is Fatty Alcohols. Fatty alcohols are among the most commonly used ingredients in personal care and home care formulations.
One might think on what exactly are fatty alcohols? Fatty alcohols are versatile chemicals derived...

   April 17, 2020
   Unnati Gala - Manager, CorpCom

New revolution of CSR – pertaining to the Indian context

 In today’s scenario, voluntary organisations and activists have been incentivized to leverage more control over social issues that had so far been lacking due to corporate negligence. Local communities are glad to learn that corporates are now compelled to do something good for their vicinity; perhaps the government is also pleased with the thought that millions of rupees are flowing into the system in the guise of community development.

From what we − as citi...

   July 18, 2020
   Shaunak Upadhyay - Head, Human Resource

Adding a new Career Dimension – Millennial Workforce

Organizations continuously grapple with the challenge of finding out ways and means by which they can keep the employees engaged at workplace and help in making their careers more “fulfilling”. While monetary rewards are a product of employees achievement against the pre-decided goals, these days career discussions have started taking centre stage.  It needs to be emphasized that being “Fulfilled” at workplace has added a new career dimension since it is more to do w...

   July 04, 2020
   Mohammad Talhah - Sr. Business Manager

TDI: Gasping for breath while sleeping comfortably?

Many of our readers shall not be familiar with the word Polyurethanes but they are materials used in our daily lives. It does not matter where you look; you are likely to find polyurethanes. Polyurethanes can be a found starting from your Home to Kitchen Appliances and in your cars too in the form of mattresses, couches, insulation, liquid coatings and paints, tough elastomers such as roller blade wheels, soft flexible foam toys, some elastic fibers, and many other places and applications.&...

   July 14, 2020
   Vikram Bacha - Sr. Business Manager

What’s The Difference between Curcumin and Turmeric?

Ever wonder what is the difference between curcumin and turmeric? Both of them often accompany each other. Curcumin happens to be the most active ingredient in turmeric, and the many significant health benefits of turmeric are attributed to the presence of curcumin.
Turmeric is one of the most extensively used spices in South Asian cooking. It can be used for its color, flavor, and aroma. There is no doubt in its beneficial properties since it has been a part of various ancient medicin...

   June 24, 2020
   Dhruval Upadhyay - Business Manager, MAX

An Outlook on Sunscreen Ingredients

When it comes to sun protection, the science is clear. Health experts agree that using sunscreen is important during outdoor summer activities to protect the skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. Too much sun exposure can cause sunburns, premature skin aging and skin cancer.
A sunscreen labelled “broad spectrum” provides UV protection across both the UVB and UVA range. Most of the sunscreen manufacturers consider SPF (Sun Protection Factor) while formulating sun...

   April 22, 2020
   Juhi Siroya - International Marketing

Sour Facts of Citric Acid

Citric acid is an organic acid that is a section of the aerobic living organisms and is found in abundance in various citrus fruits. This is used as an additive in processed foods since almost a century and provides a sour flavor along with acting as an emulsifying agent. It is found in various plants and fruits especially in citrus fruits. Lemon contains almost 8% of its dry weight of this acid. In terms of properties citric acid is crystalline at room temperature and has high solubility i...

   May 11, 2020
   Sohil Parikh - Sr. Manager, International Business

Detergent – The Present and Future

Detergent – In simplest form it is a group of Chemicals which are used for cleaning.

Hygiene – It is an inerasable part of life which we as humans are playing in our day to day life. Humans the most civilized creatures on globe consciously or unconsciously are maintaining hygiene conditions. We humans have a tendency to live and believe in healthful living. When we term hygiene than it is closely linked to personal hygiene and the most commonly names c...

   March 08, 2020
   Priya Patel - Business Manager, Int'nl Marketing

Benzaldehyde: Capturing the Right Essence

Benzaldehyde is simple chemical substance with bitter almond odor having a Benzene Ring attached to an Aldehyde group; however its simplicity is its key essence as it can react with variety of other molecules leading to formulation of complex and useful compounds.

Benzaldehyde is available in natural form and can also be manufactured synthetically.

In 1803, French Pharmacist Martres was the first person who extracted Benzaldehyde from bitter almonds. After ...

   April 27, 2020
   Jay Bhami - NPD


Since it was first registered in China last year, the Covid-19 coronavirus has spread across the world and has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. However, differences in testing mean that the number of cases may be underestimated for some countries. Till now more than 2,000,000 cases, more than 170,000 deaths occurred all over the globe. USA, Italy, Spain, France and many more countries were hit hard by this deadly virus. The virus originated in China, has now spread to a...