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Kobo Products, The Powder & Dispersion Specialist

Since 1987 Kobo has provided innovative, technology-based raw materials to the cosmetic industry. The product range includes Surface Treated Pigments, Microspheres, Suncare and Color Dispersions, Silicone Fluids, Specialties, Natural Ingredients, Effect Pigments, Boron Nitride and Delivery Systems. Kobo has five locations, USA (Corporate Headquarters), France, Japan, Brazil and UK and is represented globally by independent agents.
To request information, data and samples, please use our electronic order form or contact us.
Main Phone Number: 908 - 757 - 0033
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What's NEW at Kobo?

  • Bonus Episode: in-cosmetics® Global Sneak Peek - Click on the link to listen to the podcast on your favorite platform.
  • Let's Talc About It - Podcast Episode 28 - Click on the link to listen to the podcast on your favorite platform.
  • Pigmentary ZnO: For customers who prefer to avoid using Titanium Dioxide as a pigment, we have developped a new Zinc Oxide, a particularly opaque grade, available surface-treated.
  • Talc Replacements: mineral blends with similar texture profile, tactility, pressability, pickup and payoff as talc. They can be used in Clean Beauty formulas.
  • BLACK JB is a deep black iron oxide
  • Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate Treatment (PGQ): Natural Origin Polyglyceryl-2 Tetraisostearate Treatment, derrived from low polarity oil. Renders treated pigments easy to disperse and stable in oils and esters. Recommended for high pigment loading formularions.
  • Cellulose Scrubbing Beads: CELLULOBEADS MP-series are biodegradable cellulose scrubbing beads of low specific gravity, available in 3 sizes (300, 500 and 700 microns).
  • KOBOGUARD® NATURAL 2063 is a Natural Origin, oil soluble Film Former extracted from pinewood. This highly hydrogenated resin has outstanding resistance to oxidation and is non-allergenic. It is available as 50% solutions in Natural Origin carriers, CCT or short chain alkane.