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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?

  • Color Forecast 2022 - 2023 based on our prediction of the colors and color families that consumers will want to follow in the near future. Kobo's portfolio of pearlescent materials is the foundation of the shades created
  • ASGP Natural Hybrid Surface Treatment hydrophobic and superdispersible; requires minimal agitation and energy during grinding phase; gives a creamy feel, true color, pressing aid in powder formulas
  • Kobo SMC, Solid Microsphere Complexes a series of non-plastic polymer Microsphere Replacements offering stability, texture, cushion and ability to formulate products that feel the same throughout wear and temperature change
  • KOBOGUARD® HRCC, a Ternary Wax-Resin Composite provides adhesion and substantivity to the skin, hair, nails; improves water and transfer resistance; contains polar Castorwax making it particularly useful in lip products
  • NOE Natural Treatment using Hydrogenated Olive Oil Stearyl Esters. Hydrophobic, stable treatment, with low odor, imparts color, coverage and spreadability to formulas. Improves pressability: powders can be pressed without additional binders
  • Kobo is motivated to support NJ during the pandemic
  • Kobo's KCL-027 is a hand sanitizer formula created by our application lab for our employees. Please contact us if you are a supplier interested to partner with us to serve the community