Carbopol 980

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Name: Carbomer

Carbomer 980 Carbopol 980 is a cross-linked polyacrylate polymer, polymerized in co-solvent system of ethyl acetate and cyclohexane. It is capable of providing high viscosity, excellent thickening and suspending performance with low-dosage. Its short flow (non-drip) properties are ideal for applications such as clear gels, hydroalcoholic gels, creams. When neutralized by alkali it forms sparkling clear water or hydroalcoholic gels and creams.

Carbopol 20

Features And Benefits  

Short flow properties
High viscosity
High suspending, thickening and stabilizing ability
High clarity

Recommended Applications

Hair styling gels
Hydroalcoholic gels
Moisturizing gels
Bath gels
Hand, body and face lotions

Formula Guidelines

Typical recommended dosage at 0.2~1.0 wt %.
To disperse Carbomer940 completely, it should be slowly and carefully sprinkled to dispersion medium while the mix is stirred rapidly to avoid formation of lumps; extremely high shear rate mixer should be carefully employed to avoid viscosity loss. 
The ideal viscosity can be achieved at pH ranges of 5.0~10.0 when neutralized; In a hydoalcoholic system, a correct neutralizer must be chosen carefully based on the amount of alcohol to be gelled.   
After neutralization, high-shear and lasting stirring should be avoided to keep stable thickening ability.
Hydrophilic thickener, stable emulsifier, suspending agent and gel have good transparency. It is necessary to maintain moderate to weak alkalinity to have consistency. Therefore, it is impossible to coexist with acid active ingredients. In addition, Carbomer is also afraid of salts. Therefore, mineral ions can not be added, otherwise the consistency will disappear and irritation to the eye mucosa. For polymer, the larger the connection number (e.g. carbomer 940), the larger the polymer molecule. Carbopol is the name given by the component manufacturer, most of which are numbered Carbomer, but not all of them. [irritant, no acne]
Packing Method:20kg Carton
Shelf life:24 months

Remarks: our company also provides various types of Carbopol series products.

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