Merquat™ 2001 polymer

INCI Name: Polyquaternium-47

Merquat™ 2001 polymer is a proprietary, ampholytic terpolymer, primarily used in hair care products and designed for superior wet hair combing and detangling properties. It is especially recommended for use in shampoos and conditioning rinses where excellent wet and dry conditioning properties are required. 


  • Compatible with most anionic and amphoteric surfactants
  • For skin care, imparts smooth feel on the skin and moisturization
  • Improves color protection properties
  • Improves the dry properties of hair-softness and smoothness
  • Provides rich and luxurious foam
  • Superior detangling and wet combing


  • Facial Cleansers
  • Hair Coloring
  • Hand Soap
  • Mild Cleansers
  • Shampoo
  • Styling Products

Primary Functions

  • Conditioner