Carbopol® Aqua 30 polymer

Carbopol® Aqua 30 polymer is a lightly crosslinked alkali-swellable acrylic emulsion polymer. It is supplied as a 30% active polymer in water. Carbopol Aqua 30 polymer has long flow characteristics with relatively low viscosity compared to other Carbopol polymers. It is designed to suspend, stabilize, and thicken products containing surfactants and detergents. It is recommended for use in car wash applications, hard surface cleaners, and high surfactant gel applications.

Features and Benefits

  • Allows for creation of clear formulations
  • Easy-to-use liquid form
  • Emulsion stabilization
  • Excellent compatibility with surfactants
  • Excellent suspension and stabilization
  • High yield value and enhanced vertical cling even at low viscosity
  • Included in EPA Safer Choice Program, Safer Chemical Ingredient
  • pH flexibility
  • Salt thickening, “back-acid” thickening, post thickening
  • Thickening and flow control


  • Dish Care: Auto Dish, Enzyme Gels
  • Fabric Care: Laundry Detergent, Liquid Detergents
  • Home Care Other: Pesticides, Pet Care
  • Surface Care: Cleansers, Floor Cleaners and Waxes, Multipurpose, Polishes, Scouring Creams


  • Rheology Modification
  • Suspension