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  • Official launch of the world’s first plastic free glitter!

      Well, after years of planning, the big day is finally here. Today, Monday, March 25th, we are delighted to announce that we have launched the world’s first plastic free glitter. A ground-breaking achievement, the product, Cosmetic Bioglitter® PURE, is based on natural materials, is biodegradable and decomposes like a leaf in the natural environment […]

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  • Bioglitter features on the BBC!

      We’ve been waiting a while to tell you all but last week, our Bioglitter® featured on BBC3 programme, Glow Up! For those of you that don’t know, Glow Up is a competition series which sees 10 aspiring make-up artists battle to be named Britain’s next make-up star. Tested in a range of real-world professional […]

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  • Double award for Bioglitter!

      Great news, we’ve scooped not one but two industry awards for Bioglitter® at one of Asia’s most prestigious industry awards. Our new plastic free glitter, Cosmetic Bioglitter® Pure, claimed the top prize in the green and sustainable category, at the PHCI Fountain Awards 2019. Not only that we picked up another award for our […]

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  • What does OK Biodegradable WATER Certification mean?

    OK biodegradable WATER by TÜV, Austria Products certified for OK Biodegradable WATER guarantee biodegradation in a natural, freshwater environment, and thus substantially contribute to the reduction of waste in rivers, lakes or any natural fresh water.   Criteria required to be satisfied to be awarded OK Biodegradable WATER certification status:- Passes ISO14851 Freshwater Biodegradability testing, taking the average […]

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  • Biobased Carbon Content Testing and Certification

    Biobased Carbon Content Testing and Certification Biobased Carbon Content provides a way of testing a product to determine the percentage of carbon from “natural” (plants etc) sources versus “synthetic” (petrochemical or coal, ie fossil-based) sources.   For reference, 100 % Biobased Carbon Content indicates that a material is entirely sourced from natural sources. Beta Analytic Inc was involved […]

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  • Bioglitter – Biodegradable glitter in the natural environment

    Bioglitter® – PROVEN Biodegradation in the natural environment. Biodegradability Testing and the Hierarchy of Biodegradability Testing Environments. The table below provides an illustration of the hierarchy of different levels of biodegradability testing available, relevant to different environments.  We feel that is essential that we test Bioglitter® in its finished form (ie with coating) to a challenging, […]

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  • Test if your glitter is a microplastic or mainly based in plastic.

    Test if your glitter is a microplastic or mainly based in plastic. This is a VERY BASIC SCREENING TEST to determine if your glitter is microplastic or MAINLY BASED on PLASTIC, such as PET, PVC, PLA or Cellulose Acetate (not biodegradable in natural environments, IE Microplastic).  If the glitter melts it is mainly based on plastic and is […]

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  • Multi Award Winning Bioglitter®

    Our Bioglitter® products have the Gold award for innovation at in-cosmetics global in two consecutive years. We are especially proud of this achievement as it represents a first for any cosmetic raw material manufacturer.  This year we were awarded the accolade of ‘Green & Sustainable Fountain Award Winner’ at the PCHI China. Bioglitter® SPARKLE – […]

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  • What is the ECHA Restriction Proposal for Microplastic?

    What is ECHA? ECHA is The European Chemicals Agency.  It is the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU’s groundbreaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health and the environment as well as for innovation and competitiveness.   What is ‘ECHA Restriction Proposal for Microplastic, Jan 2019’? ECHA’s Microplastic Proposal, Jan 2019 or […]

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  • What is cellulose and are all forms of Cellulose film the same?

    Cellulose is the substance that makes up most of a plant’s cell walls. Since it is made by all plants, it is probably the most abundant organic compound on Earth. Cellulose is a biodegradable polysaccharide. A polysaccharide is a type of carbohydrate. All forms of Cellulose film are NOT the same. There are several forms […]

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  • What is PLA (poly lactic acid) and why we DON’T use bio-plastics like PLA in Bioglitter®?

    PLA is a thermoplastic polyester bio-polymer.  It is produced by the chemical conversion of corn into dextrose, the dextrose is then fermented to lactic acid, which is then polymerised into polylactic acid, PLA for short. Bio-plastics such as PLA WILL NOT biodegrade in the natural environment, they need the man-made conditions (elevated temperatures and extremely […]

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  • Bioglitter® Raw Material Distributors

    Bioglitter® Distribution Around the World. We have an extensive distribution network supplying Bioglitter® products around the world targeting specific industries.  Click on the links below to be redirected to your relevant industry. Cosmetic & Personal Care Industry Distributors Decorative, Coating, Printing, Art&Craft, Household & Horticultural Industry Distributors Education and Children’s Craft Distribution.  We have one dedicated distributor who supplies Craft […]

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