Akema S.r.l. is a leading manufacturer of allantoin & cosmetic preservatives located in Italy.
Founded in 1973 by the Grossi family, the company is distributed in more than 50 countries across the globe.
Glyoxylic acid is a highly reactive chemical intermediate having two functional groups: the aldehyde group and the carboxylic acid group. Strong organic acid (Ka=4.7x10-4), miscible in water & alcohol, insoluble in organic solvents. It is supplied as a 50% water solution.
Glyoxylic acid is an important C2 building block for many organic molecules of industrial importance, used in the production of agrochemicals, aromas, cosmeticingredients, pharmaceutical intermediates and polymers.
Glyoxylic acid finds application in personal care as neutralizing agent, it is widely used in hair straightening products in particular (shampoos, conditioners, lotions, creams) at levels of 0.5-10%.