EmulThix™ is a ready-to-use polymer in a silicone base that thickens and emulsifies, while imparting recognized silicone properties such as smoothness without a greasy or tacky feel. EmulThix™ is a water-in-oil emulsion of aqueous sodium polyacrylate in dimethicone. It is useful in a variety of personal care applications including skin care, sun care, color cosmetics, leave-on hair conditioners and hair styling products.
The new thickening agent contains an inverting agent (trideceth-6), which helps bring the polymer into contact with the aqueous solution of a formulation. When the emulsion is added to water, the polymer expands immediately into the water phase to thicken and stabilize the formulation. As the formulation thickens, the oil phase ingredients are emulsified and stabilized.
EmulThix™ is a useful solution for formulating with elastomers, gum blends and other difficult-to-emulsify silicones. It is also compatible with formulations containing a wide range of mineral and organic oils, esters, sunscreens and vitamins. EmulThix™ can emulsify and stabilize oil phases up to 50%. It can be used in formulations with high solvent content (e.g., up to 30% ethanol, isopropyl alcohol or acetone) or up to 50% glycerin or propylene glycol.
- Efficient use at low levels
- No neutralization
- No heating
- No clumping
- No static electrical charge
INCI: Sodium Polyacrylate (and) Dimethicone (and) Cyclopentasiloxane (and) Trideceth-6 (and) PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone
California Prop 65 Statement: The following statement is made in order to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This product is not known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Recommended usage level: 3-6%
Appearance: Viscous liquid
Color: White to light yellow
Effective pH range: 5.5 - 11
HLB: Not applicable
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