Carbopol® Fusion S-20 polymer

Cleansing Hair-Care

A more natural, inherently biodegradable, rheology modifier for cleansing systems

Carbopol® Fusion S-20 polymer is a novel liquid hybrid technology designed to suspend, stabilize, thicken, and enhance the appearance of personal cleansing products. It is an easy-to-use product that provides clarity around across a broad pH range. This product is inherently biodegradable. In 2024, this novel polymer won the Bronze Innovation Best Ingredient Award at the in-cosmetics® Global in Paris and the Bronze BSB Innovation Award

Function: <a href='/Personal-Care/Products/Product-Finder?ingredientType=Functional&functions=Rheology Modifier'>Rheology Modifier</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href='/Personal-Care/Products/Product-Finder?ingredientType=Functional&functions=Suspending Agent'>Suspending Agent</a>&nbsp;/&nbsp;<a href='/Personal-Care/Products/Product-Finder?ingredientType=Functional&functions=Thickener'>Thickener</a>

Ingredient Name: <div class="ExternalClass3347FF2E33CE4D5D871B5E96348E9679">Starch Acetate/Adipate (and) Citric Acid</div>

Recommended Use level: ​Recommended use level is 5 to 15 wt% as supplied

Sustainability: This product is free-from PEG and is non-GMO. The synthesis of the product addresses all 12 Green Chemistry Principles. The natural components of this product are sourced from renewable resources with good traceability.

  • Broad compatibility with various surfactant systems
  • Easy-to-use liquid form for lower processing costs
  • Effective over a wide pH range - 3.5 to 8.5 - and provides increased suspending, stabilizing and thickening benefits through "back-acid" formulating
  • Enhances pearlization appearance to improve the visual appeal of pearlizing additives in surfactant-based systems
  • Imparts effective thickening, desirable flow characteristics, and permits the formulation of high clarity systems of shampoos, body washes, and other cleansing products
  • Provides exceptional suspending and stabilizing properties in surfactant-based systems, even low viscosity formulations