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Orgasol® Green Touch - 100% plant-based ultra-fine nylon powder

Product overview

Orgasol® Green Touch has been designed to combine the unique aesthetic properties of nylon powders and the advantages of a natural origin. The 100% plant-based product delivers a velvety and creamy feel, enhanced compaction, and visual properties.

Geographic availability
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Middle East
  • Northern America
  • Oceania

Technical insights

Orgasol® Green Touch is a Polyamide 11, the first polyamide entirely based on a vegetable material. Its manufacturing process has been largely inspired by the key principles of Green Chemistry and is fully handled by Arkema.


Renewable feedstock: Orgasol® Green Touch is based on the castor plant (Ricinus Communis), a non-edible and robust crop that does not compete with food crops and grows mostly on poor soils in semi-arid areas.


  • Non-fossil origin: 100% of the carbon atoms contained in the polymer come from the CO2 absorbed by the castor plant and are thus organic and renewable (ASTM D6866).

  • Atom economy (89%): the synthesis has been designed to maximize the conversion of raw materials into fi nished products.

  • E Factor (0.1%): the yield of the processes at every stage is optimized to reduce the generation of waste.

  • CO2 footprint (-38%): the process allows a genuine reduction of greenhouse gas emissions compared to a polymer of fossil origin. (-2.7mT of CO2 for 1mT of polymer).


The environmental performance of polyamide 11 has been assessed through Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), according to the ISO 14040-14044 standards.


Arkema is a founding member of Pragati, the sustainable castor initiative. The goals of Pragati are to enhance castor productivity in India, where the majority of the world's supply originates.

Product Benefits

Transforming texture experience

  • Velvety, powder finish

  • Comfort-in-use

  • Even, anti-tack

  • Spreading, glide

  • Long wear


With its 10 micron particle size and long chain polyamide structure, Orgasol® Green Touch brings the sensory profile and the unique velvety feel of the Orgasol® series to naturally derived products.

It neutralizes the greasiness and stickiness of natural oils or UV protectors, imparts faster absorption and prevents a soaping effect.

It turns light creams and gels into luxurious textures with richness, softness and substantive after-feel.

In lipsticks, it imparts comfort and glide, leaving the lips radiant and even.

Achieving optical perfection

  • Soft focus effect 

  • Anti-wrinkle

  • Even complexion 

  • Matte effect


Due to its intrinsic physical properties, Orgasol® Green Touch also delivers an instant optical blurring effect while bringing a natural finish through sebum absorption.

Enhancing compact powders

  • Binding

  • Long wear

  • Drop resistance

  • Softness


Orgasol® Green Touch acts as a binder and facilitates the use of high levels of pigments and fi llers while minimizing the addition of oils and waxes.