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Eastman AQ™ 48 Ultra Polymer
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Producer: 
Eastman
Brand: 
Eastman AQ
Eastman AQ™ 48 Ultra polymer is a sulfopolyester that disperses directly in a mixture of ethanol and water at room temperature or in warm water without the assistance of surfactants or other additives. Low-viscosity aqueous dispersions can be prepared at concentrations up to 30% polymer solids. The aqueous or hydroalcoholic dispersions have water-like viscosity at concentrations up to about 20% polymer. AQ polymers aid the dispersion of hydrophobic ingredients in water-based formulations and films formed from the dispersions are clear and glossy at room temperature. AQ 48 Ultra polymer was designed specifically for use as a hair fixative in 55% VOC hairspray. Therefore, it is more compatible with higher levels of alcohol than Eastman AQ™ 38S or 55S, and has good wash out with shampooing. AQ 48 polymer provides excellent hold at high humidity in aerosol and pump hairsprays, as well as in clear styling gels. Eastman AQ 48 has a Tg (glass transition temperature) of about 48°C. AQ 48 polymer is supplied as pellets.

Eastman AQ™ 48 Ultra Polymer

Producer: 
Eastman
Brand: 
Eastman AQ
Eastman AQ™ 48 Ultra polymer is a sulfopolyester that disperses directly in a mixture of ethanol and water at room temperature or in warm water without the assistance of surfactants or other additives. Low-viscosity aqueous dispersions can be prepared at concentrations up to 30% polymer solids. The aqueous or hydroalcoholic dispersions have water-like viscosity at concentrations up to about 20% polymer. AQ polymers aid the dispersion of hydrophobic ingredients in water-based formulations and films formed from the dispersions are clear and glossy at room temperature. AQ 48 Ultra polymer was designed specifically for use as a hair fixative in 55% VOC hairspray. Therefore, it is more compatible with higher levels of alcohol than Eastman AQ™ 38S or 55S, and has good wash out with shampooing. AQ 48 polymer provides excellent hold at high humidity in aerosol and pump hairsprays, as well as in clear styling gels. Eastman AQ 48 has a Tg (glass transition temperature) of about 48°C. AQ 48 polymer is supplied as pellets.
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Features & Benefits

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Product Highlights
  • Excellent film formation with and without alcohol
  • Excellent hold under high-humidity conditions
  • Fast drying hairsprays
  • Good wash-out with shampooing
  • High gloss
  • Low film tack-wet or dry
  • Low-viscosity hairsprays
Product Highlights
  • Excellent film formation with and without alcohol
  • Excellent hold under high-humidity conditions
  • Fast drying hairsprays
  • Good wash-out with shampooing
  • High gloss
  • Low film tack-wet or dry
  • Low-viscosity hairsprays

Applications & Uses

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Color Cosmetic Applications
Recommended Applications
  • Hair care ingredients
  • Inks
  • Paints & coatings
  • Personal care & cosmetics packaging
  • Personal care ingredients
Recommended Uses
  • Hair care ingredients
  • Inks
  • Paints & coatings
  • Personal care & cosmetics packaging
  • Personal care ingredients

Properties

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Physical Form
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Acid Numbermax. 2mg KOH/g-
ColorPale amber--
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg) Dry Polymer40-50°C-
Hydroxyl Numbermax. 10mg KOH/g-
Inherent Viscosity0.26-0.32dL/g-
Physical Form
Color
Pale amber
Acid Number
<2 mgKOH/g
Hydroxyl Number
<10 mgKOH/g
Glass Transition Temperature Tg
45-48°C
Bulk Density
6.9 lb/gal
Inherent Viscosity
0.26-0.32 dL/g
Dispersible in
Mixture of ethanol and water

Documents (5)

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Type
Spray gel with Eastman AQ 48 ultra polymer
Brochure
Eastman AQ polymers for cosmetics and personal care
Brochure
Eastman AQ 48 ultra polymer formulating tips for clear 55% VOC hair spray
Brochure
Clear conditioning gels with Eastman AQ 48 polymer and UCARE polymers JR
Brochure
Eastman AQ 48 Ultra Polymer Technical Data Sheet
Technical Data Sheet