Carbomer 980 DH Carbopol Gelling Thickener


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Anti-aging Products

Body Lotions/Creams/Gels

Facial Care Products

Hand Sanitizer

Shampoo & Conditioner

Styling Products

Primary Functions

Rheology Modifier

Suspending Agent



Size: 1 lb (16 ounces) e


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Carbomer 980 DH/ Carbopol

Carbomer 980 DH has the ability to absorb and retain water, and can swell up to 1000 times its original volume when dispersed in water.


Applications of Carbomer 980 DH:

Anti-aging Products

Body Lotions/Creams/Gels


Facial Care Products

Hand Sanitizer


Styling Products

Primary Functions

Rheology Modifier

Suspending Agent



Carbomer 980  polymer is a white powder, crosslinked polyacrylic acid that is polymerized in a toxicologically-preferred cosolvent system. It is an extremely efficient rheology modifier capable of providing high viscosity and forms sparkling clear gels or hydro-alcoholic gels and creams. Its short flow, non-drip properties are ideal for applications such as clear gels, hydroalcholic gels, creams, and lotions.


The 980 represents the specific molecular weight and composition of the polymer. Carbomer 980 DH polymer is a thickening agent that helps control the viscosity and rhealogy of cosmetic products. It also helps distribute and suspend insoluble solids into liquid, and prevent the oil and liquid parts of a solution from separating.



High viscosity builder and stabilizer

Light skin feel

Provides clarity and a high suspending ability in hair gels

Short flow rheology characteristics

Solubility: Soluble in water.

pH value: 2.7-3.3 (0.5% solution at 25ºC/77ºF).

Viscosity: 54,000-60,000 cps (0.5% solution) and 18,000-25,000 cps (0.2% solution).

CAS: 9003-01-4, 9007-16-3, 9007-17-4, 9062-04-8, 76050-42-5

INCI Name: Carbomer 980



Quick dissolving, ph-sensitive gelling thickener useful for formulating clear gels as well as stabilizing emulsions.



Typical use level 0.1-0.5% depending on the type of formulation desired viscosity. Must be mixed and hydrated but requires much less stirring and dissolves much quicker (<10 min) than regular carbomer. Increasing the pH to >6.0, gives a gel structure.


Neutralization can be carried out with innatural bases such as NaOH or KOH or triethanolamine (TEA).



For easy use add the carbomer powder to water, do not stir, add preservative and leave for next day.


For external use only.


Applications: Gel-creams, hair gels, and other gels, lotions, creams.



This information on regulatory clearances is believed to be accurate and is given in good faith as a guide to the global use of our products. No representation or warranty as to its completeness or accuracy is made. Users are responsible for determining the suitability of these products of Cocojojo are for their own particular purpose.



At pure usage levels it can cause irritation to the skin.

When blending always take the following precautions:

Use gloves (disposable is ideal)

Take care when handling hot oils

Wear eye protection

Work in a well-ventilated room

Keep ingredients and hot oils away from children

If ingested, seek immediate medical advice

If contact made with eyes, rinse immediately with clean warm water and seek medical advice if in any doubt.



In addition to our company‘s precautions and general safety information, we always recommend keeping a first aid kit nearby. You are working with hot water and oils, accidents can happen, so always be prepared!


Additional information


4 oz, 8 oz, 1 LB / 16 oz, 2 LB / 32 oz, 5 LB, 10 LB

Before purchasing please note that all information contained within Cocojojo LLC and this website are for reference purposes only and are not intended to substitute the advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or any other licensed health-care professional. Our products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.  All our products are for external use only.  Unless your Medical Doctor allow you to use this product  it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner.

The information on this page is has been compiled from published sources and is provided only as a guide. Although every effort has been taken to ensure that information published on this page is correct and up to date, Cocojojo LLC cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information presented, and accepts no liability in respect of any omission or error.  The customer should always satisfy themselves as to the ultimate suitability of a product for an intended application. Cocojojo LLC accepts no liability in the unlikely event of an adverse reaction occurring when using one of its products. All facts, details & recommendations on our page are provided for information purposes only and are not intended to diagnose, prescribe or replace the advice of professionals. Our products are not a medication, and we can only make recommendation for suitability of our products in certain conditions.

Any recommendations accepted by a purchaser are accepted entirely at the purchasers risk. By purchasing our products you accept responsibility to check with a professional before using any products that may interfere with drugs or medical conditions. By purchasing our products you recognize and accept the fact that that some natural ingredients, essential oils in particular, may still cause sensitivity in susceptible individuals and that Cocojojo LLC will not be held responsible for such occurrences. We encourage those with sensitive skin to make a patch test on the skin for possible reactions. Cocojojo LLC accepts no responsibility for incorrect use of information or products



Carbomer 980 DH

Carbomer 980 DH Carbopol Gelling Thickener


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