Carbomer 20

NZ $11.00

02303

Exfoliants/Thickeners

Description

Carbomer 20

INCI

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer

Certification

Conventional

Appearance

Fine white powder

Solubility

Insoluble

Origin

China

Usage rate

0.2 - 1.5%

pH range

4 - 10

Vegan

Yes

Palm oil

No

Animal tested

No

GMO free. 

Carbomer 20 creates crystal clear gels and serves as a thickener, stabiliser and antimicrobial agent.

Carbomer 20 is a hydrophobically modified cross-linked acrylate copolymer, providing moderate-to high viscosity with smooth flow properties. It delivers excellent thickening efficiency at a broad pH range which makes it a good choice for wide applications.

It self-wets and disperses quickly in minutes, which remarkably meets formulators’ ease-use need.

It has higher electrolyte tolerance and handle a higher level of surfactant actives, being ideally suited for use in formulations containing higher levels of oils, botanical ingredients, or actives. Even at high concentration, Carbomer 20 maintains excellent clarity.

Note from the manufacturer: For a formulation system, such as 75% ethanol for hand sanitising gel, the ideal pH for clarity of the final product would be 6.3 - 6.8.

Storage: Keep tightly closed in cool, dry and well-ventilated area

Features and Benefits

  • Rapid self - wetting without agitation
  • Stabilises formulations containing surfactant and electrolyte
  • Excellent performance of stabilising and suspending insoluble ingredients
  • Excellent clarity
  • Efficient Thickening

Recommended Applications

  • Hand Sanitisers
  • Hair Styling Gels
  • Hand and Body Lotions
  • Baby Lotions
  • Moisturizing Gels
  • Sunscreen Lotions
  • Bath Gels
  • Shampoos

Formula Guidelines

  • Typical use 0.2 to 1.5 wt%
  • Sprinkle polymer on surface of water and allow to self-wet
  • Agitation must be processed gently
  • Pre - or post-neutralisation is workable, depending on application
All our products are for external use only.
 

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