Carbopol® Polymers

The Carbopol® polymer family is based on crosslinked acrylic acid chemistry. The polymers have varying levels of crosslinking, providing a portfolio of functionally diverse performance options. The Carbopol® polymer family has been reviewed for inclusion on various chemical ingredient listings, including EPA Inert Ingredients list, EPA Safer Chemical Ingredient listings, and WERCS listing, providing customers with a wide-range of formulating options.

Carbopol polymers are available as powder or liquid emulsion polymers.

Traditional Carbopol powder polymers deliver effective rheology modification. Recent improvements have been made to enhance the toxicological profile, improving environmental acceptability by offering polymers produced in a cosolvent blend of ethyl acetate/cyclohexane. Easier dispersion powdered products such as the EZ and ETD grade offer greater versatility in formulation and handling performance.

Carbopol Aqua polymers are lightly crosslinked acrylic emulsion polymers. Carbopol Aqua 30 polymer is an alkali swellable polymer that provides excellent suspension and stabilization properties in a broad range of systems, including surfactant-containing applications and emulsions. Carbopol Aqua CC polymer is an acid swellable polymer that is cationic compatible and provides suspension and thickening for low pH applications.

Advantages

  • Efficient and effective rheology modifiers providing excellent thickening, suspension, and stabilization benefits.
  • Provide a wide range of flow characteristics allowing the formulation of a broad variety of product forms.
  • Formulate products for laundry detergents, hard surface cleaners, polishes and protections, dish care, automotive care, air care, batteries, and agricultural products. 

Products

Product Name Description
Carbopol® 674 polymer Carbopol® 674 polymer is a lightly crosslinked polyacrylic acid polymer powder. This polymer provides suspension at low product viscosity and improves freeze-thaw and high temperature stability. It performs well in challenging formulation environments at low and high pH. It is recommended for use in all purpose cleaners, surface cleaners, multi-purpose cleaners, drain openers, and fabric pretreatment systems.
Carbopol® 676 polymer Carbopol® 676 polymer is a highly crosslinked polyacrylic acid polymer. It has short flow characteristics and relatively high viscosity performance. It is recommended for use in automatic dish care, hard surface cleaners, home care cleaning systems, and other common industrial systems. It has good viscosity stability in the presence of chlorine bleach and good efficacy in high pH systems.
Carbopol® 690 polymer Carbopol® 690 polymer is a highly crosslinked polyacrylic acid polymer powder polymerized in a toxicologically-preferred cosolvent system. It has short flow characteristics and relatively high viscosity performance. It is recommended for use in automatic dish care, hard surface cleaners, home care cleaning systems, and other common industrial systems. It has good viscosity stability in the presence of chlorine bleach and good efficacy in high pH systems.
Carbopol® 691 polymer ​Carbopol® 691 polymer is a lightly crosslinked polyacrylic acid polymer powder polymerized in a toxicologically-preferred cosolvent system. This polymer provides suspension at low product viscosity and improves freeze-thaw and high temperature stability. This polymer performs well in challenging formulation environments at low and high pH. It is recommended for use in all purpose cleaners, surface cleaners, multi-purpose cleaners, drain openers, and fabric pretreatment systems.
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.
Carbopol® Aqua CC polymer Carbopol® Aqua CC polymer is a lightly crosslinked acid-swellable amine functional emulsion polymer. It is supplied as a 20% active polymer in water. Carbopol Aqua CC polymer has long flow characteristics with relatively low viscosity compared to other Carbopol polymers. It is designed to stabilize and thicken products containing surfactants and detergents. It is recommended for a wide variety of low pH household and industrial applications. Carbopol® Aqua CC polymer is registered with EPA Inert ingredients as a nonfood use inert ingredient.
Carbopol® ETD 2623 polymer Carbopol® ETD 2623 polymer is a hydrophobically-modified, easy-to-disperse, moderately crosslinked polyacrylic acid polymer powder polymerized in a toxicologically-preferred cosolvent system. It was designed to impart thickening, stabilizing, and suspension properties to a wide range of household applications. Carbopol ETD 2623 polymer was designed for use as a versatile rheology modifier in surfactant-based formulations where longer flow, enhanced ease of use, and electrolyte tolerance are key requirements.
Carbopol® ETD 2691 polymer Carbopol® ETD 2691 polymer is an easy-to-disperse, lightly crosslinked polyacrylic acid polymer powder polymerized in a toxicologically-preferred cosolvent system. This polymer provides suspension at low product viscosity and improves freeze-thaw and high temperature stability. This polymer performs well in challenging formulation environments at low and high pH. It is recommended for use in all purpose cleaners, surface cleaners, multi-purpose cleaners, drain openers, and fabric pretreatment systems.
Carbopol® EZ-2 polymer Carbopol® EZ-2 polymer is a crosslinked polyacrylic acid polymer powder. It is a highly efficient, self-wetting rheology modifier designed to impart thickening, stabilizing, and suspension properties to a wide range of home care and institutional products.
Carbopol® EZ-3 polymer Carbopol® EZ-3 polymer is a hydrophobically-modified crosslinked polyacrylic acid polymer powder. It is a high efficiency, self-wetting rheology modifier designed to impart thickening, emulsion stabilization, and suspension properties to a wide range of home care and institutional products. Carbopol EZ-3 polymer is an easy to use, all purpose product for use in applications where high efficiency, moderate electrolyte tolerance, good emulsion stabilization, and ease of handling are key requirements.
Carbopol® EZ-4 polymer Carbopol® EZ-4 polymer is a hydrophobically-modified, easy-to-disperse, moderately crosslinked polyacrylic acid polymer powder polymerized in a toxicologically-preferred cosolvent system. It is an efficient, self-wetting rheology modifier designed to impart thickening, emulsion stabilization, and suspension properties to a wide range of household products. Carbopol EZ-4 polymer was designed for use as a versatile rheology modifier in surfactant-based formulations where longer flow, enhanced ease of use, and electrolyte tolerance are key requirements.
Carbopol® EZ-5 polymer ​Carbopol® EZ-5 polymer is a crosslinked polyacrylic acid polymer powder. It is an efficient, easy-to-process rheology modifier designed to impart thickening, emulsion stabilization, and suspension properties to a wide range of home care and institutional products. Carbopol EZ-5 polymer is an easy-to-use, all purpose product for use in applications where efficiency, electrolyte tolerance, good emulsion stabilization, and ease of handling are key requirements.