No other polymer delivers such brilliant clarity, easy dispersion and controlled release properties.
In powder or liquid emulsion form, Carbopol® polymers inspire boundless formulating opportunities that are distinctive, functionally diverse and increasingly sustainable.
It's hard to recall a time when Carbopol® polymers didn't exist. After all, Lubrizol first pioneered this breakthrough technology over six decades ago. Lubrizol emerged as the largest supplier of carbomers and acrylate powder polymers in the world, innovating over 100 unique grades and specifications. Carbopol® polymers have remained front and center in the personal care industry for decades—and for good reason.
By providing exceptional thickening, suspension, stabilization and an extensive range of flow characteristics, Carbopol® polymers create unmatched formulating freedom and major competitive advantages.
Viscosity offerings for unique texture and sensory benefits · Wide range of pH and electrolyte tolerance for formulation flexibility · Ease of dispersion for efficient processing and increased safety
Lubrizol technical resources offer expertise in formulating with Carbopol polymers for a wide range of applications: soaps, cleansers, conditioners, hair color, shampoo, styling, treatment, facial care, sun care, sanitizers, lotions, creams and others.
It’s not enough to simply keep pace with the expectations of today’s eco-conscious consumers. We are upping our sustainability game with proactive practices that respect the environment while still delivering outstanding quality and performance.
Process at near ambient pressures and low temperatures with reduced cycle times
Global capabilities reduce transportation-related energy use and CO2 emissions
100% of material utilized, no purification needed, solvent recycling process
Reduced process cycle times and frequency of reactor cleaning
Enhanced control with over 60 years of experience means better batch-to-batch consistency and the highest possible purity