Carbomer 981

Carbomer 981

Short Description:

Carbomer 981 polymer is performs the same as Carbomer 941. but it is polymerized in co-solvent system of ethyl acetate and cyclohexane.It was designed to suspend, stabilize, and thicken to enhance the appearance of low viscosity personal care products. It provides excellent emulsion and suspension stability at low viscosities. It is typically used in a variety of personal care applications including clear gels, hydro-alcoholic gels, and lotions. Features/Benefits Excellent freeze-thaw and hig...


  • INCI Name: Carbomer
  • CAS No.: 9003-01-4
  • Equivalent to : Carbopol 981
  • Product Detail

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    Carbomer 981 polymer is performs the same as Carbomer 941. but it is polymerized in co-solvent system of ethyl acetate and cyclohexane.It was designed to suspend, stabilize, and thicken to enhance the appearance of low viscosity personal care products. It provides excellent emulsion and suspension stability at low viscosities. It is typically used in a variety of personal care applications including clear gels, hydro-alcoholic gels, and lotions.

    Features/Benefits
    Excellent freeze-thaw and high temperature stability at low concentrations in oil-in-water emulsions
    Gels produced with this polymer have excellent clarity
    Long flow characteristics
    Low relative viscosity and high yield value
    Medium ion tolerance and low shear tolerance

    Applications
    Anti-aging Products
    Body Lotions/Creams/Gels
    Eye Area Skin Care Products
    Facial Care Products
    Hand/Foot Care
    Insect Repellant
    Styling Products
    Sun Care
    Primary Functions
    Rheology Modifier
    Suspending Agent
    Thickner

    Formula Guidelines
    Typical recommended dosage at 0.2-1.5%.
    To disperse Carbomer 981 completely, it should be slowly and carefully sifted 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; To achieve maximum thickening, Carbomer 981 should be 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. 


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