About Lubrizol Life Science Health - Oral Care

Our high performance Carbopol® polymer excipients have been used extensively in oral care applications for decades. Initially used in aqueous toothpaste formulations as a thickener and co-binder, our polymers are now used in a variety of oral gels, pastes, denture care products, and mouth rinses, including those with natural ingredients, whitening capabilities, and long-acting or retention properties. 

The toughness and chemical resistance of our medical grade thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) enable applications such as invisible aligners/braces, retainers and mouthguards.  In addition, our flexible yet strong TPU grades are ideal for orthodontic elastics as well as other oral devices.

Giving Consumers What they Want: Long-Lasting Oral Care

LLS Health conducted a survey about oral care preferences and found that long-lasting effect is one of the 4 most important factors for consumers when choosing oral care, alongside essential performance benefits. Download our infographic.

Markets

Oral Care

Dental & Orthodontic Devices

Providing multiple medical-grade thermoplastic polyurethanes, including Isoplast®, Pellethane®, and Tecothane, ideal for oral devices.
Denture care

Denture Care

Catering to both the Denture Care sub segments viz; Denture Adhesive and Denture Cleaner product lines. We manufacture high-performance Carbopol polymers and TAED bleach activators that are used in Denture Adhesives and Denture Cleaner formulations respectively.
Mouth rinse

Mouth Rinse

Offering multifunctional, muco-adhesive polymers for both hydroalcoholic and non-alcoholic oral rinse applications. Our polymers enable partners to create products that meet market needs and differentiate via consumer-friendly properties.
Toothpaste

Toothpaste & Gels

Efficient thickeners/co-binders, our polymers are used in a variety of oral gel and toothpaste formulations to impart capabilities such as rheology modification for  improved aesthetics, mucoadhesion, and manufacturer benefits.  

Applications

Oralcare

Devices

Our medical-grade TPUs impart unique performance in dental devices such as, dental aligners, mouth and night guards, retainers, and orthodontic elastics.
Mouth rinse

Solutions & Suspensions

We offer multifunctional, bioadhesive polymers for oral solutions and suspensions such as mouth rinses.
Toothpaste

Toothpastes & Gels

We manufacture high-performance polymers that have added value to oral toothpastes and gel formulations for more than fifty years.

Products

Mouthwash

Actives/Natural Ingredients

We have a broad offering of active and botanical ingredients with oral care benefits, such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties.
Dental aligner

Medical Polymers

Our medical grade thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) offer a range of properties to deliver differentiated performance when used in orthodontic applications. 
Toothpaste

Inactive Ingredients

Our high performance Carbopol® polymers and Noveon® polycarbophil have been used extensively in oral care applications for decades.
Whitening strip

TAED

We manufacture tetraacetylethylenediamine (TAED) as a bleach activator for denture cleaners with superior antibacterial / antifungal performance.