Product Innovation Press Releases

Come visit Grant Industries at PCHi in Shanghai, China February, 2012

Come visit Grant Industries at PCHi in Shanghai, China, February 27th-29th, 2012. PCHi provides a one-stop platform for peer-to-peer information exchange on emerging market trends, technological innovations, new scientific developments, and updates on international regulations. For more information, visit stand N39 or contact us at

Gransolve DMI; Low Odor Active Delivery May, 2011

Grant Industries, Inc. (Elmwood Park, N.J. USA) is pleased to announce the launch of Gransolve DMI, a highly pure, low odor version of dimethyl isosorbide. This solvent is sustainably derived from renewable corn sugar and is easily formulated to stabilize and deliver active ingredients into the skin for outstanding efficacy and performance attributes. It is available for use in personal care, sun care and topical pharmaceutical applications (FDA approved up to 15% in topical OTC preparations). Gransolve DMI is a nonionic solvent and remains stable over most pH ranges found in cosmetics, while maintaining formula liquidity by retarding crystal growth of otherwise insoluble materials. The solvent polarity is well matched to the epidermis and boosts the penetration of actives into the upper layers of the skin. Gransolve DMI is an ideal ingredient for use in elegant hair, skin and sun care products especially in anti-acne and self-tanning products.

For this unique product alone, Grant announces the selection of Univar USA to play a primary role in promoting sales of Gransolve DMI. "Univar was selected for this special assignment because of their large scale distribution presence and proven track record in marketing similar products," said John Gormley, a Director in Grant's Personal Care Team. "Univar has also committed to develop new applications for dimethyl isosorbide in their new Personal Care applications lab being constructed in North Carolina."

"We are very pleased to enter into this alliance with Grant Industries," said Paul Cyr, Director - Personal Care and Household & Industrial Cleaning for Univar. "Gransolve DMI is a great strategic fit for Univar, as we are increasing our partnerships with suppliers of sustainable products to meet customer demand in the personal care industry."

Grant Industries is a leading global provider of specialty materials for personal care, known for award-winning products and cutting-edge research. Their dedication to product performance and customer support makes Grant the ideal source for new ideas and ingredients to improve cosmetic products. Additional information on the company and their products is available at:

About Univar:
Univar is one of the world's leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 2,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 80,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products. Univar operates a network of more than 170 distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe, and China. In 2010, Univar reported sales of $7.9 billion. For more information, visit:

New Addition to Gransil GVL Series

Introducing the newest addition to the Gransil GVL Series; Gransil GVL-HV, a high viscosity elastomer dispersion in the vegetable derived Coconut Alkanes. Gransil GVL-HV provides enhanced aesthetics to formulations and is an excellent alternative to D5 Cyclopentasiloxane based elastomers. For more information please contact your Grant Industries representative.

Grant Industries Expands Silicone-In-Water Dispersion Line
(Featuring Cold Process Compatible, Energy Saving Technology)

Grant Industries, Inc. (Elmwood Park, NJ) has expanded its line of silicone-in-water dispersions to offer a wider variety of solvent categories. Specifically designed for formulation ease, Gransil SiW's combine elastomer, solvent, and emulsifier into one stable product, ultimately reducing the workload of the formulator. These high value products can simply be combined to an aqueous phase or added to an existing emulsion for improved skin feel. Using a minimalistic approach, our proprietary process does away with most sensory drawbacks associated with traditional emulsifier based formulations. Gransil SiW's are cold mix compatible for added energy and cost savings, and allow for silicones and actives to be mixed in creative ways. New solvent options include the 100% Ecocert approved vegetable alkanes in Gransil SiW-GVL.