Carbomer 980 DH Carbopol Gelling Thickener


Carbomer 980 DH Carbopol Gelling Thickener

  • Body Lotions/Creams/Gels
  • Facial Care Products
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Styling Products



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Carbomer 980 DH Carbopol Gelling Thickener

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, hydro alcoholic gels, creams, and lotions.

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.

The 980 represents the specific molecular weight and composition of the polymer. Carbomer 980 polymer is a thickening agent that helps control the viscosity and rheology 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. 


  • 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.

Chemical Info:

CAS Number: 139637-85-7

ICNI: Carbomer

Properties: Carbomer 980 has the ability to absorb and retain water, and can swell up to 1000 times its original volume when dispersed in water. Carbomer 980 polymer is a white powder, crosslinked polyacrylic acid that is polymerized in a toxicologically-preferred cosolvent system. It can enhance yield value and rheology of liquid substances, thus it is easy to get insoluble ingredients suspended at low dosage. It is widely used in O/W lotion and cream as favorable suspending agent.

Recommended Usage Level: 0.1-0.5%

Physical Form: Fluffy White Powder

Solubility: Soluble in Water

Features / Benefits:

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


Typical use level 0.1-0.5% depending on the type of formulation desired viscosity.

Sprinkle Carbomer 980 on the top of the water and leave for 15 min until fully hydrated.

Mix and stir until completely dissolved.

Typical consistency is a runny gel.

Neutralize the carbomer to increase the pH. Neutralization can be done by slowly adding NaOH or KOH or triethanolamine (TEA). Make sure not to add too much and pass the peak level.

Increasing the pH to >6.0, gives a gel structure. By reaching pH 7 you will get a much thicker gel

Warning:  if you reach pH 7.5 gel will liquidity and become runny like water and you cannot reverse it back

Our Goal and Mission:

Our first goal is to create the best personal (certified organic) skin care in the world and to create products that we are proud to sell and recommend to our friends and family.

Secondly, we aim to sell these worthy products at the lowest price that we can. Even if it will cease to be profitable.

Because our mission is to foster our clients’ positive self-esteem, help them develop a healthy perception and to improve their quality of life while reflecting the uniqueness of our organization. As a result, one outcome of these consideration is to ensure that our clients are completely satisfied with our products.

Hence, to accomplish these missions, there are going to be some products in the cosmetic industry that we would not be able to sell or recommend to our friends and family. Even though, some of these products are very profitable but they confront the purpose and ethos of our corporation.

Disclaimer: Our products are not evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition. All our products are for external use only. Secondly, unless your Medical Doctor allows you to use this product it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical professional. The information on this page comes from published sources and is only as a guide. In addition, 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. Moreover, 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 medication, and we can only make a recommendation for the suitability of our products in certain conditions. The purchaser accepts any recommendations at their own risk. In addition, by purchasing our products you accept responsibility to check with a professional before using any products that may interfere with drugs or medical conditions. Moreover, 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. Finally, we encourage those with sensitive skin to make a patch test on the skin for possible reactions. In addition, Cocojojo LLC accepts no responsibility for incorrect use of information or product.

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