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    PRESS RELEASE Kempten, August 1st, 2008 No. PM0803-04

    New Boron Nitride Grades with Skin-

    Smoothing Effect

    ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG develops new Boron Nitride

    grades for skin care applications

    Kempten, August 1st, 2008 ESK has enhanced its raw

    material Boron Nitride for a variety of cosmetic applications. ?The new BORONEIGE grades for skin care products not only visibly reduce wrinkles, but also have a skin smoothing effect.

    Moreover, the easy-spreading substances provide very good

    coverage and skin lightening.

Inorganic fillers have multiple functions in decorative cosmetics. They

    interact with lipid vehicles in a way that can be fine-tuned, and so

    contribute, among other advantages, improving the spreading, wrinkle

    filling and hiding power, and shortening the drying times of the end

    product. Hexagonal Boron Nitride (BN) is an example of a synthetic

    filler with very high covering and skin lightening power, and easy

    spreading on the skin.

ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG of Kempten (Allgäu/South Germany)

    has now developed a range of Boron Nitride grades to meet the

    varied requirements of the cosmetics industry. One specially

    ?micronized BORONEIGE grade has been tested for use as an ingredient in skin care applications, where the focus is on its

    advantageous optical properties. Formulation trials and instrument-

    based evaluations have shown interesting results: ESK's very finely

    divided, high-purity Boron Nitride clearly produces a powerful soft

    focus effect. Moreover, its skin smoothing and anti-wrinkle effects can

    be measured in the lab.

     ?ESK has also expanded the BORONEIGE Boron Nitride range with

    the BORONEIGE? 301 and BORONEIGE? Superfine grades. Both

    products are ideal for skin care applications, producing a soft, velvety ?feel on the skin. The first BORONEIGE boron nitride grades for color

    cosmetics and also new grades for skin care applications have been

    presented to an interested audience of professionals at the In-

    Cosmetics 2008 international trade show in April in Amsterdam (NL),

    and NY SCC Suppliers’ Day 2008 in May, in Edison/New Jersey


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About ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG

ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG is one of the world’s leading manufacturers

    of advanced ceramic products for industrial applications and specialist in

    high-tech solutions in the field of surface engineering. Our product portfolio

    includes 18 registered trademarks and 10 specialized, applications-oriented

    ceramic materials used by customers from over 30 industries around the

    world. Furthermore, ESK is continually developing new applications for

    ceramic materials in cooperation with customers and international research

    institutes. The company was founded in 1922 and now employs over 700

    people at its headquarters in Kempten (Allgäu/South Germany) and its

    subsidiary in Bazet (France). Since 2004, ESK has been a wholly owned

    subsidiary of Ceradyne Inc., which is based in Costa Mesa, California (USA)

    and publicly listed on the US NASDAQ technology stock exchange.

    Ceradyne has over 2,500 employees at a total of 14 sites worldwide. Its

    sales in 2007 reached USD 756 million (approx. EUR 480 million).

    For further information, visit us at:


    ??Fig. 1: High purity BORONEIGE Boron Fig. 2: BORONEIGE Boron Nitride finds

    Nitride powder for skin care and color a range of interesting applications in

    cosmetic applications cosmetics

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Fig. 3: Typical SEM micrograph of

    a micronized Boron Nitride powder

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Press contacts

    ESK Ceramics GmbH & Co. KG Storymaker GmbH Roland Schmid Simone Anders

    Corporate Branding &


    Max-Schaidhauf-Straße 25 Derendinger Str. 50 87437 Kempten, Germany 72072 Tübingen, Germany

    Phone: +49 (0)831-5618-259 Phone: +49 (0)7071 - 93872-214 Fax: +49 (0)831-5618-8259 Fax: +49 (0)7071 - 93872-29 Email: Email:

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