Carbomer 980

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INCI Name: Carbomer

Features and Benefits

  • Demonstrates great stability with surfactant active levels of 10 wt%
  • Effective across a broad pH range enabling formulating flexibility
  • Excellent electrolyte tolerance makes it well suited for formulations containing higher levels of botanical ingredients or humectants such as Sodium PCA
  • Helps to suspend and stabilize beads, microcapsules, and exfoliants for excellent product stability and visual appeal
  • Provides a rich creamy skin feel during the rubout phase after applying oil-in-water based creams and lotions
  • Provides exceptional clarity in various systems including hydroalcoholic gel formulations
  • Rapid wetting and improved swelling time without need for agitation, reducing processing time and costs

Primary Functions

  • Rheology Modifier
  • Suspending Agent
  • Thickener

Technical Data Sheet

Inspection Items USP Requirement
Appearance Fluffy, white powder
Viscosity(mPa•s,20r/min,25℃)(1% Aqueous Solution) 47000-77000
Viscosity(mPa•s,20r/min,25℃)(1.0% Aqueous Solution + 1.0% NaCl) ≥4000
Solution Clarity (420nm, %) ≥85
PH value 2.5-3.5
Loss on drying (%) ≤2.0
Heavy metal(ppm): (Pb, As, Hg, Sb) ≤20
Moistening time(3% aqueous solution,25℃,min) ≤25.0


  • After Shave
  • Anti-aging Products
  • Antiperspirant/Deodorant
  • Body Lotions/Creams/Gels
  • Body Wash
  • Conditioners
  • Eye Area Skin Care Products
  • Facial Care Products
  • Facial Cleansers
  • Hair Colouring
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Soap
  • Hand/Foot Care
  • Insect Repellent
  • Intimate Cleansers
  • Mild Cleansers
  • Shampoo
  • Styling Products
  • Sun Care
  • Wipes