FAQs

Our cosmetic microcapsules

  • Are your capsules biodegradable?
    We have tested the biodegradability using different encapsulated oils ranging from vitamins, essential oils and fragrances. We have observed differences in biodegradation ranging from 50-90% degradation after 2 months. As of Spring 2020, the studies are ongoing and we will keep our customers updated as we finish the tests.
     

  • Are you aware of the coming restriction of intentionally added microplastics?
    Yes we are 😊 The proposal for restriction still has to be fully defined and it still has to be determined how it will affect the cosmetic encapsulations sector. As of today, most of our capsules can be regarded as more than 90% natural and our synthetic process doesn’t use organic solvents and our capsules are obtained in a one pot process with low energy methods, making them highly sustainable compared to other competitors. We are fully committed with our environment and we strive to develop more sustainable products
     

  • Are your capsules globally accepted for cosmetic use?
    Yes, Our capsules can be sold in main regulated areas such as EU, USA, Canada, LATAM, Australia, China, Korea.

  • What is the optimal storage temperature? 
    We recommend to store our products between 15-25 celsius degrees. However, is the product stable at lower and higher temprature? The answer is yes. You can store our microencapsulated products in the refrigerator at ~4 celsius degrees. What if my warehousing is located at a tropical country? Then we recommend to store our products in the refrigerator.
     

  • What is the optimal mixing procedure with my cosmetic base? 
    Microcapsules are mechanically sensitive. Please avoid high speed mixing methods like cowles or ultraturrax. We recommend to add to formulation base or aqueous phase at a temperature below 40 celsius degrees with low propeller agitation or sweep agitation. Other than that, BE CREATIVE!

     

  • Any other storage tips? 
    Store in dry places which are not exposed to sunlight in its original container. After opening a container flush again an inert gas (nitrogen) before sealing to ensure long-term stability. 

  • What is your lead time and MOQ?
    Normally our lead time is 2 weeks but we recommend if you can plan your PO’s in advance to have stock of your materials. Our MOQ is normally 1 Kg.

     

  • What is your packaging size?
    We have 0.5, 1, 5, 10, 25 Kg epoxy coated metallic bottles.

     

  • Can I get different packaging sizes for a same PO?
    Yes you can. We taylor each of our customers’ POs.

  • I am looking for polymer capsules with tunable size and controlled release UV filters.
    Absolutely, part of our core business is to confidentially custom develop and manufacture encapsulation systems following our clients’ requirements. Why don’t we take a sit and discuss further?

  • I am looking for retinol capsules that are transparent to be used in a clear mist or serum. Do you have that?
    We do not, but in case you are interested, we do offer our technology ECOSTRATAR that allows the custom encapsulation of cosmetic active ingredients in transparent to semi transparent biodegradable capsules.

Our waterborne polyurethane dispersions (PUDs)

  • How can I place a bulk order? 
    Send us an email to samples@ecopoltech.com and explain your project and marketing plan, so that we can assist you properly.
     

  • How should I handle the product?
    First of all, refer to the MSDS and TDS. In these documents you'll find everything you need to know. If after doing so, you still need technical or safety advice feel free to contact us the way you prefer.
     

  • What is the optimal storage temperature? 
    We recommend to store our products between 15-25 celsius degrees. However, is the product stable at lower and higher temprature? The answer is yes. You can store our PUDs in the refrigerator at ~4 celsius degrees. What if my warehousing is located at a tropical country? Then we recommend to store our products in the refrigerator.
     

  • Any other storage tips? 
    Store in dry places which are not exposed to sunlight in its original container. After opening a container, if possible flush again an inert gas (nitrogen) before sealing to ensure long-term stability.