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FSS Cashmere Protein PF
FSS Cashmere Protein PF


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Product Code: FSS20584PF

FSS Cashmere Protein PF:
2 oz
8 oz
1 kg (2.2 lbs)


FSS Cashmere Protein PF

Preserved with Leucidal Liquid

Cashmere is synonymous with luxury and comfort. Carefully collected from the soft bellies of pampered Kashmiri goats cashmere wool is woven into a variety of garments. Composed primarily of the protein keratin, Cashmere also makes an ideal functional ingredient for cosmetics targeted towards the luxury segment.

Cashmere fiber is broken down into random peptide sequence through a combination of acid and enzymatic hydrolysis. The resulting product has an average molecular weight of approximately 2,000. Composed entirely of amino acids the hydrolyzed fiber is highly hygroscopic; drawing moisture to itself from the environment. Because of its molecular weight and amino acid composition the hydrolyzed cashmere is also an avid film former.

Films of protein have been shown to smooth the cuticle of the hair. The resulting fibers show higher shine and improved combability, characteristics typically associated with an improvement in the condition of the hair. At recommended use levels these benefits can be perceived in salon tests.

Soluble protein hydrolysates in the 1000 – 3000 molecular weight range act as colloids in solution and as such they reduce the damage produced by typical surfactants. This property may be utilized to produce shampoos that are less tripping, or to improve the after-feel of body washes.

FSS Cashmere Protein PF is compatible in anionic, cationic, and amphoteric systems. It is also soluble in up to 75% ethanolic solutions. In systems thickened with salt sensitive rheological agents attention should be paid to the Ash content.

INCI Nomenclature:

Hydrolyzed Wool


Clear to Hazy Amber Liquid

Odor: Characteristic, Protein Note

Suggested Usage Levels:



Soluble in Water

Suggested Application:

Moisturize, Condition, Protect

pH: (Direct)

5.5 – 7.0

Storage: Protected from direct light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.

This product should be added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate.


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google.com/?id=i4oT9yX-KeMC&pg=PA514&dq=cashmere+weaving. Retrieved August 17, 2010.

2) Bruce Allan McGregor (2002). Australian Cashmere Attributes and Processing. Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. p. 10. http://


3) W. Newton (1836). The London Journal of Arts and Sciences and Repertory of Arts And Sciences and Repertort of Patent Inventions. Sherwood, Gilbert

and Piper. p. 423. http://books.google.com/?id=WRw1AAAAMAAJ&pg=PT2&dq=cashmere+weaving+england.

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