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Producer: 
Bioalkemia
Brand: 
iGEL
iGEL 200 is an excellent rheology modifier, alkali-swell able anionic acrylic polymer emulsion, lightly crosslinked. It"™s easy to handle due to water-soluble and low-viscosity. This polymer is designed for high clarity surfactant cleansing formulation at moderately low pH (range 4.0-6.0). It has excellent salt tolerance and good compatibility with nonionic surfactant, anion surfactant.

iGEL™ 200

Producer: 
Bioalkemia
Brand: 
iGEL
iGEL 200 is an excellent rheology modifier, alkali-swell able anionic acrylic polymer emulsion, lightly crosslinked. It"™s easy to handle due to water-soluble and low-viscosity. This polymer is designed for high clarity surfactant cleansing formulation at moderately low pH (range 4.0-6.0). It has excellent salt tolerance and good compatibility with nonionic surfactant, anion surfactant.
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Origin
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Key Attributes
  • iGel 200 is an excellent rheology modifier, alkali-swell able anionic acrylic polymer emulsion, lightly crosslinked.
  • It’s easy to handle due to water-soluble and low-viscosity.
  • This polymer is designed for high clarity surfactant cleansing formulation at moderately low pH (range 4.7-6.7).
  • It has excellent salt tolerance and good compatibility with nonionic surfactant, anion surfactant.
  • This polymer responds to this market trend by offering rheology modification that delivers high clarity and superior suspension in the 4.7 to 6.7 pH range.
  • This allows formulators to display colorful beads, sparkling pearls, and exfoliating scrubs while also achieving claims of “paraben- free,” “formaldehyde-free,” “preservative-free,” and even “skin neutral pH”.
Product Benifits
  • Non associating rheology modifier.
  • Excellent at suspending silicone, zinc pyrithione, powder and other insoluble ingredient in shampoo.
  • Provides stabilizing, thickening and co-emulsifying functions.
  • Applicable for transparent system.
  • Ideal for use with food grade preservatives such as Sodium Benzoate and Sorbic Acid.
  • Broad surfactant compatibility
  • Synergistic thickening with salt
  • Cold - processable, requires no heat and short mixing time
  • Order of addition and processing flexibility.

Applications & Uses

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Color Cosmetic Applications
Skin Care Applications
Sun Care Applications
Treatment Products
Use Level
6-16%
Formulation Guidelines
  • The minimum recommended use level of iGel 200 polymer in surfactant-based products is 6.0% as supplied (1.8% active).
  • The polymer use level depends on the amount of surfactant and assumes use of salt for additional thickening. For clear formulations containing no salt and low surfactant actives, typical polymer use levels are 6-10% as supplied (1.8-3.0% active).
  • In most situations, iGel 200 polymer can be added to the free water of a formulation with gentle mixing at the start of the batching process. At this point, the pH will be about 3, resulting in very low viscosity. Upon addition of a base, the polymer will be neutralized at pH ≥ 6.5, resulting in immediate increase in suspending properties and viscosity. And then adjust pH at 4-6. We also can get optimal clarity, viscosity, and suspension. In traditional clear cleanser, 12 - 17 % surfactant solids were recommended. In lower surfactant clear cleanser, 8-10% surfactant solids, the typical polymer use levels are 10%-16%.
Recommended Uses
  • Clear shampoo, body wash, facial cleanser.
  • Pearly shampoo, pearly body wash and other cleansers.
  • Conditioning products with big particle size or high molecular weight ingredients such as: conditioning shampoo, anti-dandruff shampoo, moisturizing body wash.
  • Foundation cream / lotion
  • Sunscreen cream / lotion

Properties

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Physical Form
Physical Form
Liquid
Appearance
Milky emulsion
Soluble in
Water

Packaging & Availability

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Packaging Information

200 Kg/drum

Storage & Handling

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Shelf Life
2 years
Storage and Handling

24 months if stored. Keep in cool, Dry, Ventilated and Lightless Place.

Documents (1)

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iGel 200 Technical Data Sheet
Technical Data Sheet