Carbopol® Polymers and Hand Sanitizers

The Lubrizol Life Science business is experiencing unprecedented increases in demand of our Carbopol® polymers related to the global shortage of hand sanitizer. The landscape is very dynamic and changing daily.

Consistent with our mission of advancing solutions that inspire a healthier, more beautiful and comfortable life, Lubrizol continues to explore ways to meet customer needs during these extraordinary circumstances. We have outlined our options for hand sanitizer applications.

Carbopol® powder polymers

Carbopol® powder polymers are the preferred rheology modifier for most hand sanitizer gels. Due to unprecedented global demand, we are prioritizing our global supply and unable to meet new customer orders. Please view our distributor partners, here.

Lubrizol has made great efforts increasing our supply to enable over 1 billion bottles of hand sanitizer per month.

Carbopol® liquid polymers

Carbopol® Aqua SF-1 polymer is a lightly cross-linked acrylate copolymer. It is a novel, liquid, acrylic rheology modifier designed to suspend, stabilize, thicken, and enhance the appearance of surfactant-based personal cleansing products and soap-based cleansing systems. 

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  • Carbopol® Aqua SF-1 Formula Sheet
  • Technical details for formulating with Carbopol® Aqua SF-1

Kelco-Care™ diutan gum

Kelco-Care™ diutan gum is a water-soluble biopolymer produced by fermentation designed specifically for use in cosmetics and other personal-care applications. Kelco-Care™ diutan gum has exceptionally good thermal stability and is compatible with high levels of alcohol and polyols.

Kelco-Care Product Page

Kelco-Care™ diutan gum products are manufactured by CP Kelco U.S., INC. Kelco-Care™ is a trademark of CP Kelco and is used under license.

We thank you for your business, and we look forward to moving through this challenge, together. Please contact your Lubrizol representative to get up to date information, if you do not have a Lubrizol representative see our list of distributor partners.