Suitable applications for Pemulen TR-2 NF: Topical
Residual solvent for Pemulen TR-2 NF: Cosolvent mixture of ethyl acetate and cyclohexane
Pemulen™ TR-2 NF polymer is a primary oil-in-water emulsifier which can emulsify up to 50% oil by weight. It is an emulsion former, not an emulsion stabilizer like many of the Carbopol® polymers. Pemulen™ TR-2 NF polymer can enable formulation of permanent emulsions at very low use levels of the polymer (less than 0.3 wt.%), even at elevated temperatures, without the use of irritating surfactants. Emulsions based on Pemulen™ polymers deposit an occlusive layer on the skin, delivering the topical medication in the form of low-irritancy lotions and creams with elegant skin feel. Pemulen™ TR-2 NF polymer can also be used for high-clarity topical gels with ionic components.