Chemistry and Technology of the Cosmetics and Toiletries Industry

  • D. F. Williams
  • W. H. Schmitt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. E. Spiess
    Pages 1-35
  3. J. J. Shipp
    Pages 36-103
  4. W. H. Schmitt
    Pages 104-148
  5. J. Cunningham
    Pages 149-182
  6. J. L. Knowlton
    Pages 183-200
  7. J. F. L. Chester
    Pages 201-224
  8. M. Pader
    Pages 225-271
  9. A. Dallimore
    Pages 272-289
  10. M. J. Willcox
    Pages 290-309
  11. R. Giovanniello
    Pages 310-343
  12. E. G. Murphy, P. J. Wilson
    Pages 344-361
  13. W. E. Dupuy
    Pages 362-377
  14. D. F. Williams
    Pages 378-384
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 385-395

About this book


This second edition has been designed to monitor the progress in develop­ ment over the past few years and to build on the information given in the first edition. It has been extensively revised and updated. My thanks go to all who have contributed to this work. D.F.W. May 1996 Preface to the first edition This book is the result of a group of development scientists feeling that there was an urgent need for a reference work that would assist chemists in understanding the science involved in the development of new products. The approach is to inform in a way that allows and encourages the reader to develop his or her own creativity in working with marketing colleagues on the introduction of new products. Organised on a product category basis, emphasis is placed on formulation, selection of raw materials, and the technology of producing the products discussed. Performance considerations, safety, product liability and all aspects of quality are covered. Regulations governing the production and sale of cosmetic products internationally are described, and sources for updated information provided. Throughout the book, reference is made to consumer pressure and environmental issues-concerns which the development scientist and his or her marketing counterpart ignore at their own, and their employer's peril. In recent years, many cosmetic fragrances and toiletry products have been converted from aerosols to mechanically press uri sed products or sprays, and these are described along with foam products such as hair conditioning mousses.


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Editors and affiliations

  • D. F. Williams
    • 1
  • W. H. Schmitt
    • 2
  1. 1.Givaudan-Roure UKWhyteleafe, SurreyUK
  2. 2.Research and DevelopmentChesebrough Ponds USA Co.TrumbullUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7194-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1555-8
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