Auburn, Maine -- Enefco USA Inc. has filed a US patent for a process of applying Vitamin E as a surface coating on hydrophilic polyurethane cosmetic foam, a 19 July company statement said.
"Vitamin E hydrophilic polyurethane foam is in high demand in the cosmetic industry," Peter Klein, president and ceo at Enefco, said in the statement. "Our customers have been requesting a more cost-effective and consistent Vitamin E foam."
According to Enefco director of operations, John Condon, the company's process can apply variable surface concentrations of Vitamin E on any of the foam densities the firm makes.
"Once the cosmetic foam is thoroughly coated it passes through our system of rollers designed to aid the penetration of Vitamin E," he explained in the statement. "The new process does not change the consistent softness of our cosmetic foams," Condon emphasised, adding that they still maintain their supple, velveteen feel and texture.
Enefco has been operating for over 90 years. The company now makes non-latex hydrophilic PU cosmetic foam for use in skin-care products and in packaging material for sensitive equipment at its 75 000-sq.ft (6970-sq.m) manufacturing facility in Maine. (RD)