Carbomer 980 DH Carbopol Gelling Thickener
Carbomer 980 polymer (Carbomer 980 DH Carbopol Gelling Thickener) is a white powder, crosslinked polyacrylic acid that polymerizes in a toxicologically-preferred cosolvent system. Additionally, 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. Furthermore, 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.
Typical Usage Level: The recommended usage level of Carbomer 980 DH in cosmetic formulations typically ranges from 0.1% to 0.5%. That depends on the desired viscosity and product characteristics.
Clarity: When used correctly, Carbomer 980 DH can contribute to the clarity and transparency of the final product. Which is important for clear gels and similar formulations.
pH Adjustment: The pH of the formulation can influence the gel structure formed by Carbomer 980 DH. However, increasing the pH to above 6.0 is often necessary to achieve the desired gel consistency.
It’s important for formulators to follow recommended guidelines for the proper hydration and incorporation of Carbomer 980 DH into formulations to achieve the desired results. Additionally, the specific usage and formulation requirements may vary based on the intended product and performance goals.
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