UV absorbing molecules for human and material photo protection applications, including as components of coating compositions, glass compositions, plastics compositions, film-forming compositions, paint compositions; components of or coatings for lenses and eyeglasses; surface coatings for automobiles, timber, masonry, metals, plastics and glass; and components of compositions for marine applications are our focus.
The value proposition for CSs new UV filter technology has been created after the completion of customer and consumer analysis studying customer (manufacturer) and consumer (end user) needs. The overarching value proposition for CS’s new UV filter technology can be summarised in the following key points:
- Broader sun protection than existing UV filters due to increased UVA and UVB absorption rates. CS provides UVB/UVA protection in one molecule.
- Higher sun protection — the new UV filters also protect against damaging visible UV rays.
- Longer sun protection due to better UV filter stability and water resistance when exposed to UV light.
- Nature inspired and organic sun protection which mimics the natural actions of sun protection of corals on the Great Barrier Reef.
- Safer sun protection due increased UV absorption, the abstinence of metal oxides and nano-technology
- Sensitive Skin: Due to the new filters being colourless and odourless which won’t require masking by fragrances and colours additives. Less filter concentrate due to higher absorption rates will reduce the skin allergy potential further.
- Innovative and unique due to new patent pending UV filter technology inspired by the natural sun protection of the Coral from the Great Barrier Reef (marketing USP).
- Value for money due to higher absorption rates, less filter concentration will be required.
- Easy usage due to better product solubility and filter stability.
- Efficacy testing to prove UV absorbance performance has been successfully performed:
Design, synthesis and characterisation of new molecules as improved UV-blocking agents and isolation of UV filters that perform better than current global benchmark filters identified and ready for commercialization
- Optimisation of existing prototypes to improve UV blocking performance in solution.
- Measurement of important UV spectral data (λmax (nm), λcrit (nm), εmax, E (1%, 1cm), UV transmittance) in solution.
- Observation of colour and odour associated with a highly pure material.
- Study of thermodynamic stability, e.g. by Differential Scanning Calorimetry.
- Study of performance of UV filters in lenses and ability of UV filters to withstand elevated temperatures and free radical polymerisation chemistry involved in standard lens curing processes
- Upscale viability analysis of lead prototypes assessed and confirmed