Carbopol® Aqua SF-1 polymer

INCI Name: Acrylates Copolymer

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. It is a cost-effective and easy-to-use product that provides exceptional clarity around neutral pH. Carbopol Aqua SF-1 polymer is the gold standard for thickening and suspension of surfactant systems with more than 10% active surfactants.


  • Compatible with virtually all commercial nonionic, anionic and amphoteric surfactants as well as a wide variety of popular additives
  • Easy-to-use liquid form for lower processing costs
  • Effective over a wide pH range - 3.5 to 10.0 - and provides increased suspending, stabilizing and thickening benefits through "back-acid" formulating
  • Enhances pearlization appearance to improve the visual impact 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


  • Hair Coloring
  • Shampoo

Primary Functions

  • Suspending Agent

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