Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

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


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Kao Corporation | Date: 2016-11-21

Provided are a gene involved in the regulation of the amount of melanin in keratinocytes, and the control of the color of skin or hair, the gene being selected from the group consisting of ATG7 gene, RAB11A gene, CLIP-170 gene, Rubicon gene and RAB7B gene, and a molecule encoded by the gene.


Patent
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.


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: 2017-05-03

The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a steel sheet that realize a small load in wastewater treatment and a reduced energy cost for drying the steel sheet or the like after cleaning. The method of manufacturing a steel sheet, comprising: a cleaning step (1) of cleaning a steel sheet after cold rolling, a rinsing step (2) of rinsing the steel sheet, and a drying step (3) of drying the steel sheet; wherein the rinsing step (2) includes one or more rinsing treatments, a rinsing agent used in a final rinsing treatment contains component (a); the concentration of the component (a) is 150 mg/kg or less, the cation concentration P_(c) of an inorganic salt is 2.0 mmol/kg or more and 18.0 mmol/kg or less, and the sulfate ion concentration in the rinsing agent is 0.75 mmol/kg or less.


Provided are a liquid seasoning in which degradation of taste and flavor due to storage is suppressed, and a method of producing the same. The method of producing a liquid seasoning comprises the following steps (1), (2), and (3): (1) at a temperature of 80C or less, adding an aqueous solution of at least one selected from the group consisting of ascorbic acid, hydroxy acid, and salts thereof to a fat or oil and stirring the mixture; (2) bringing the fat or oil after the step (1) into contact with water vapor under reduced pressure; and (3) bringing the fat or oil obtained in the step (2) as an oil phase component into contact with an aqueous phase.


Patent
Kao Corporation | Date: 2017-05-10

The present invention provides a process for producing a colored fine particle dispersion suitably used in a water-based ink for ink-jet printing which can be produced by an emulsion polymerization method even when using a pigment having a quinacridone skeleton, is excellent in storage stability, and can provide printed characters or images having excellent rub fastness when printed on a recording medium; the colored fine particle dispersion; and a process for producing a water-based ink for ink-jet printing which includes the colored fine particle dispersion. The present invention relates to [1] a process for producing a colored fine particle dispersion including the step of subjecting a dispersion including a pigment, a polymerizable monomer, a surfactant, a polymerization initiator and water to emulsion polymerization, the pigment being a pigment having a quinacridone skeleton; the surfactant being an anionic or nonionic surfactant; and the polymerization initiator including an anionic or nonionic azo-based compound, [2] a colored fine particle dispersion including colored fine particles having an average particle size of not less than 10 nm and not more than 300 nm, and [3] a process for producing a water-based ink for ink-jet printing, including the step of mixing the obtained colored fine particle dispersion and an organic solvent B.


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: 2017-05-03

A solid composition comprising the following components (A) and (B) : (A) from 20 to 65 mass% of a fat globule membrane component; and (B) from 0.2 to 4 mass% of a water-soluble dietary fiber having a weight average molecular weight of 10,000 or more.


Patent
Kao Corporation | Date: 2017-05-03

The present invention relates to an adhesive sheet for cooling which preferably maintains a cooling effect utilizing the heat of vaporization of water and can exert a persistent high cooling effect. The adhesive sheet for cooling a hydrous polymer gel (A) and a fiber sheet (B) laminated thereon:the hydrous polymer gel (A) having a moisture content of 65% by mass or more and 95 % by mass or less,the fiber sheet (B) having a thickness of 0.001 mm or more and 1 mm or less, a basis weight of 3 g/m^(2) or more and 70 g/m^(2) or less, and a water absorbency test value of from 1 to 16,000 seconds;wherein the adhesive sheet has an amount of moisture of 585 g/m^(2) or more and 1,700 g/m^(2) or less.


The process of the invention provides for a preventive hair treatment with buffering agent, in particular glyoxylic acid in combination with mechanical straightening with hair straightening iron at temperature of approximately 200 C.+/50 C.

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