Description: Carbomer 940 is a thickener and emulsifier commonly used in cosmetics and personal care products. It is a synthetic polymer made by cross-linking acrylic acid with a poly alkenyl polyether and is composed of acrylic acid chains that form a three-dimensional network structure. Carbomer 940 is used to provide viscosity and clarity to gels, creams, and lotions, and can also be used to suspend particles in formulations. It is popular because it creates a smooth, non-greasy texture while having little to no odor.
Usage: Carbomer 940 is a thickening agent used in a variety of applications such as personal care and pharmaceuticals. Listed below are some common uses of Carbomer 940:
1. Personal care products: It is used in skincare and haircare products such as lotions, creams, gels, shampoos, and conditioners, as a thickener, stabilizer, and emulsifier.
2. Pharmaceutical applications: Carbomer 940 is used as a viscosity modifier, suspending agent, and emulsifying agent in topical and oral gels, ointments, and creams.
3. Industrial applications: It is used in paints and adhesives as a thickener and stabilizer.
Carbomer 940 can be added to formulations in small quantities, generally ranging from 0.1% to 5% of the final product weight. It is easy to disperse and doesn’t require high-shear mixing, making it easy to handle. It also provides long-lasting thickening effects and can be used in a wide range of pH levels.
Caution: Here are some cautions or considerations when working with Carbomer 940:
1. Eye and skin irritation: Carbomer 940 may cause skin and eye irritation. It is advisable to use protective equipment such as gloves, goggles, and a face mask when handling it.
2. Inhalation risks: The powder form of Carbomer 940 may cause respiratory irritation or pulmonary edema if inhaled. It is recommended to use a well-ventilated area or wear a respiratory mask when working with it.
3. Toxicity: Carbomer 940 is considered non-toxic but may cause gastrointestinal irritation if ingested accidentally. It is advised to keep it away from children and pets.
4. Mixing considerations: Carbomer 940 should be added to water or alcohol slowly and with constant stirring to prevent clumping and the formation of lumps.
5. Compatibility with other materials: Carbomer 940 may not be compatible with some ingredients or chemicals. It is recommended to conduct compatibility tests with other materials before use.
In general, it is important to use Carbomer 940 according to the manufacturer’s instructions, observe proper handling and storage, and exercise caution when working with it.
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