Aculyn 46

Aculyn 46

Chemical name : PEG-150/Stearyl Alcoho/SMD Copolymmer
Appearance: hazy liquid
Characteristics and Application :  
Aculyn 46 rheology modifier is a nonionic Hydrophobically-modified Ethoxylated URethane
 (HEUR) thickener designed for personal care applications. As with other Aculyn rheology modifiers,the polymer is a liquid product for easier handling and manufacturing efficiency. Aculyn 46 is offered at 18 to 20% solids, is stable from pH 2 to 12 and compatible with peroxide and other oxidizing agents. The polymer has a well-established toxicological profile and is safe in normal use.
Thickener, stabilizer.Used for acidic personal care oxide products containing  cationic products(such as hair conditioner, silicone emulsion and hair dye),sunscreen (including inorganic or organic active objects),water-based anti-sweat agent,cosmetics and mascara.
Benefits :
 • Easy to handle
 • Can be used with electrolytes
 • No neutralization necessary
 • Ability to stabilize suspensions
 • No preparation necessary
 • Compatible with nonionic, anionic, Zwitterionic and cationic surfactants
 • Non-hygroscopic
 • Increased manufacturing efficiency
 • Stable in pH 2 to 12 formulations
 • Allows for use of continuous production processes with use of in-line static mixers
 • Effective in thickening acid media such as solutions of organic acids
 • Can be processed with membrane pumps and, when diluted, with turbine mixers and high speed propellers
 • Thickens and stabilizes oxidizing media
 • Does not promote or support contaminations, unlike natural thickeners
 • Able to formulate clear products
 • Supported by comprehensive environmental, health and safety data
 • Mild, soft, non-greasy, non-sticky
 • Reproducible viscosity
 • Stabilization of hydrophobic (low solubility) components
Uses :
 • Aqueous antiperspirants
 • Cationic silicone emulsions
 • Creams
  –Medicated creams
  –Make-ups
  –Mascara
  –Alpha-Hydroxy acid creams
 • Hair Products
  –Permanent waves
  –Conditioners
 • Peroxide-containing formulations
  –Hair bleaches/dyes
  –Anti-acne (benzoyl peroxide) lotions
  –Hydrogen peroxide skin disinfectants
 • Sunscreen formulations
Storage :
Aculyn 46 is supplied at 19% solids with a maximum viscosity of 3000 mPa.s at room temperature (25°C).The polymer is supplied as clear to slightly opaque liquid that thickens to a clear liquid.The recommended storage temperature is 4°C to 49°C.Keep from freezing. Product, which has been subjected to freezing, will not perform satisfactorily.

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