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Carbomer 996

Carbomer 996 is a cross-linked polyacrylate polymer. It is used as a high-efficient rheology modifier, capable of providing high viscosity, excellent thickening and suspending performance with low-dosage. It is also widely used in O/W lotions and creams a
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Description
Carbomer 996 is a cross-linked polyacrylate polymer. It is used as a high-efficient rheology modifier, capable of providing high viscosity, excellent thickening and suspending performance with low-dosage. It is also widely used in O/W lotions and creams as a favorable suspending agent. 
 
Features and Benefits   
- Short flow properties 
- High viscosity 
- High suspending, thickening and stabilizing ability 
 
Recommended Applications 
- Hair styling gels 
- Moisturizing gels 
- Bath gels 
- Hand, body and face lotions 
- Creams
 
Formula Guidelines
- Typical recommended dosage at 0.2~1.0 wt %. 
- To disperse Carbomer 996 completely, it should be slowly and carefully sprinkled 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 when 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.