Uni-Carbomer 990 / Carbomer

Short Description:

Uni-Carbomer 990 is a cross-linked polyacrylate polymer, polymerized in co-solvent system of ethyl acetate and cyclohexane. 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. When neutralized by alkali it forms sparkling clear water or hydroalcoholic gels and creams.

Product Detail

Product Tags

Trade name Uni-Carbomer-990
CAS No. 9003-01-04
INCI Name Carbomer
Chemical Structure
Application Lotion / cream, Hair styling gel, Shampoo, Body wash
Package 20kgs net per cardboard box with PE lining
Appearance White fluffy powder
Viscosity (20r/min, 25°C) 13,000-30,000mpa.s (0.2% water solution)
Viscosity (20r/min, 25°C) 45,000- 70,000mpa.s (0.5% water solution)
Solubility Water soluble
Function Thickening agents
Shelf life 2 years
Storage Keep container tightly closed and in a cool place. Keep away from heat.
Dosage 0.2-1.0%


Carbomer is an important thickener. It is a high polymer crosslinked by acrylic acid or acrylate and allyl ether. Its components include polyacrylic acid (homopolymer) and acrylic acid / C10-30 alkyl acrylate (copolymer). As a water-soluble rheological modifier, it has high thickening and suspension properties, and is widely used in coatings, textiles, pharmaceuticals, construction, detergents and cosmetics.

Uni-Carbomer-990 is a crosslinked acrylic polymer. It uses environmentally friendly cyclohexane and ethyl acetate as reaction solvents. It is a water soluble rheology thickening agent with high efficiency of thickening and suspension. It has the characteristics of short rheology (no trickle) and is widely used in transparent gel, water alcohol gel and cream. It can form bright, transparent water or water gel and cream.

Performance and benefits:
1. Short rheological behavior
2. High viscosity
3. Extremely high thickening, suspension and stability properties
4. High transparency

Application field:
1. Hair styling gel, water alcohol gel
2. Moisturizing gel
3. Shower gel.
4. Hand, body and facial lotion
5. Cream

The recommended usage is 0.2 to 1.0 wt%.
While stirring, the polymer is evenly spread in the medium, but avoid agglomeration, stirring sufficiently to disperse it.
The polymer with pH of 5.0 ~ 10 in middle and medium has better thickening property.In the system with water and alcohol, the neutralizer should be selected correctly.
High speed shearing or stirring should be avoided after neutralization to reduce viscosity loss.


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