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Kao Corporation is a chemical and cosmetics company headquartered in Nihonbashi-Kayabacho, Chūō, Tokyo, Japan. Wikipedia.

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Kao Corporation | Date: 2017-01-25

Provided is a cycloartenol-containing composition which can be used as a material for food and beverage, cosmetics, or the like, and has high biological activities. The cycloartenol-containing composition has a cycloartenol content of more than 37% by mass, a 24-methylenecycloartanol content of more than 5% by mass, and a sum content of cycloartenol and 24-methylenecycloartanol of more than 76% by mass, relative to the total mass of sterols.


Patent
Kao Corporation | Date: 2017-02-15

The present invention is an efficacy-enhancing agent composition for amino acid-based agrochemicals, which contains 3 kinds of specific quaternary ammonium salts having an ester group in a specific mass ratio.


Anticaking compositions for solid fertilizers comprising quaternary ester ammonium compounds, the use thereof, methods of preparing solid fertilizers resistant to caking and solid fertilizers obtained thereby.


Patent
Kao Corporation | Date: 2017-02-01

A method for evaluating or selecting an agent for suppressing GIP level elevation, comprising the following steps (A) to (D): (A) contacting a test substance with a mammal-derived tissue or cell capable of expressing an FABP4 gene or FABP5 gene, or an FABP4 protein or FABP5 protein; (B) measuring an expression level of the FABP4 gene or FABP5 gene, an expression level of the FABP4 protein or FABP5 protein, or an activity of the FABP4 protein or FABP5 protein in the mammal-derived tissue or cell; (C) comparing the expression level or activity measured in the above (B) with an expression level of an FABP4 gene or FABP5 gene, an expression level of an FABP4 protein or FABP5 protein, or an activity of an FABP4 protein or FABP5 protein in a control group; and (D) evaluating or selecting a test substance which reduces the expression level of the FABP4 gene or FABP5 gene, the expression level of the FABP4 protein or FABP5 protein, or the activity of the FABP4 protein or FABP5 protein as an agent suppressing GIP level elevation based on results of the above (C).


Patent
Kao Corporation | Date: 2017-01-25

The present invention relates to cellulose composite microfibers obtained by adsorbing a surfactant onto cellulose microfibers having a carboxyl group content of 0.1 to 3 mmol/g. Further aspects of the present invention are directed to a cellulose microfiber dispersion containing the cellulose composite microfibers and an organic solvent, a method for the preparation thereof, and a composite material comprising the same and a moldable resin.


Patent
Kao Corporation | Date: 2017-04-26

A method for cooling a liquid containing a volatile component and a surfactant by supplying the liquid to an atmosphere having a pressure which is lower than or equal to the saturated vapor pressure of the volatile component and thereby vaporizing at least a portion of the volatile component, wherein a flying time of the liquid defined as a value obtained by dividing a flying distance of the liquid by an initial speed of the liquid represented by: the liquid initial speed = a volume flow rate of the liquid during supply/a supply area of the liquid is 0.030 sec or more (I).


Patent
Kao Corporation | Date: 2017-04-12

A hair dye composition comprising the following components (A), (B) and (C) and having pH (25C) of 7.5 or more and 12 or less:(A): one or more azo dyes selected from the group consisting of the following (A-1), (A-2) and (A-3):(C): 0.1 mass% or more and 8 mass% or less of at least one alkali metal salt of an acid selected from the group consisting of hydrochloric acid, carbonic acid and sulfuric acid.


Patent
Kao Corporation | Date: 2017-04-12

A hair dye composition comprising the following components (A) and (B), in which the mass ratio of the component (B) to the component (A), (B)/(A), in a whole composition is 1 or more and 100 or less and the pH (25C) during application is 7.5 to 12:(A): one or more azo dyes selected from the group consisting of the following (A-1), (A-2) and (A-3)


Patent
Kao Corporation | Date: 2017-04-19

The present invention relates to a dentifrice composition which removes a fine stain and a stain adhering to the surface of teeth sufficiently, enhances the whitening effect on teeth and the gloss-imparting effect on teeth, also increases the amount of fluorine adsorption to teeth, and decreases the feeling of astringency. The oral composition of the present invention comprises the following component (A): phytic acid or an alkali metal salt thereof in an amount of 0.04% by mass or more and 1% by mass or less in terms of phytic acid; and component (B): monofluorophosphoric acid or an alkali metal salt thereof in an amount of 500 ppm or more and 1500 ppm or less in terms of fluorine atoms, wherein a mass ratio of the component (A) to the component (B), ((A)/(B)), is 0.1 or more and 1.4 or less, and a fluoride ion-supplying compound (F) selected from the group consisting of sodium fluoride, potassium fluoride and ammonium fluoride, a polyvalent metal cation, and a polyphosphoric acid or a salt thereof are comprised in a limited amount, and the pH thereof is from 5.5 to 6.5.


Patent
Kao Corporation | Date: 2017-04-12

A hair dye composition comprising the following components (A) and (B), in which the mass ratio of the component (B) to the component (A), (B)/(A), in a whole composition is 1 or more and 100 or less and the pH (25C) during application is 7.5 to 12:(A): one or more azo dyes selected from the group consisting of the following (A-1), (A-2) and (A-3):

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