Tech Center

We offer innovative technology
and develop functional materials
for our customers.

Customized Solution

  1. Concept Ideation
  2. Quality Improvement
  3. Cost Reduction
  1. New raw material Development
  2. Raw material Improvement
  3. Customized Raw material Development


KCI’s R&D provides innovative technology,
expertise and develops functional materials
for household goods and cosmetics.

KCI’s R&D, which develops products that customers need while considering their
perspectives, will lead the rapidly changing global cosmetics ingredients market
based on accumulated technology and creativity.

KCI’s R&D has developed cationic surfactants such as Polyquaternium-10, Cationic guar polymer, and Behentrimonium Chloride, etc. which are used as conditioning agents in hair care through the technology of 4th-grade cationic ionization and also, developed Polyglyceryl and Polyglyceryl Esters with the condensation polymerization of glycerin and fatty acids. In addition, we have developed the MultiCare series of emulsion thickening agents using emulsion polymerization multifunctional composite manufacturing technology and are supplying this to worldwide customers. The product development team is developing high-quality and low-irritant products based on natural materials trending globally and is leading the development of functional products that enhance the performance of their formulation. Through succeeding in commercializing the biomaterial MPC (2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) for medical supplies, it is being applied to the field of contact lenses and we are conducting research with various domestic and oversea institutions to apply it to various medical supplies.

Core Technology

  • Bio-compatible materials

    Developed MPC (2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) and MPC derivatives that mimic phosphorylcholine, the main component of the human cell membrane. MPC has characteristics of hydrophilicity and protein non-adhesion. It also has biocompatible properties that suppress rejection and inflammatory responses in the human body, and it is being utilized in medical supplies, contact lenses, in-vitro diagnostic reagents, and the regenerative medicine field.

    Related Products
    Medicare M100KC, Icare M100KC, Icare B50KC
  • Polyglyceryl Ester Condensation

    We have developed Polyglyceryl with various degrees of polymerization through the condensation polymerization of glycerin. Additionally, we have developed Polyglyceryl Esters with a variety of HLB values through the condensation polymerization of palm oil fatty acid and polyglycerol with various degrees of polymerization. Polyglyceryl Ester is a naturally-derived, mild and PEG-free emulsifier.

    Related Products
    Polyglycerol & Polyglyceryl Ester Series
  • Fatty Acid Ester Condensation

    High-quality natural emollient for skin care which is free from discoloration and odor by polymerizing fatty acids and fatty alcohols derived from palm oil and using technology to remove odor from the fatty acids.

    Related Products
    Fatty Acid Ester Series
  • Quaternization

    A product that offers a conditioning effect on hair by introducing cationic agents to various natural materials such as hydroxyethyl cellulose, Guar gum, rapeseed oil, and palm oil.

    Related Products
    Polyquaternium-10, Cationic Guar Polymer, Behentrimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium methosulfate, etc.
  • Emulsion polymerization

    The thickening agent using emulsion polymerization can be easily used since viscosity is immediately observed after mixing with water, and the product contains oil and emulsifier, allowing for simultaneous thickening, emulsification, and emollient functions to be achieved.

    Related Products
    Multicare Series


KCI’s R&D operates a technology support center
tailored to the needs of customers.

The Solution Team is responsible for developing formulations for hair care, skin care, sun care and color care products as well as for the safety and efficacy evaluations related to eye and skin irritation, moisturization, and skin penetration effects.

KCI’s R&D conducts technical training on various cosmetic formulations as well as basic education on raw materials for customers. The Solution Lab is a space for education and research for customers, where customers and KCI researchers jointly develop cosmetic formulations and find solutions in the shortest time through joint research with customers on problems arising from formulations. KCI Lab has a variety of customized training programs, so please feel free to contact us.


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Posted on March 28, 2023

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