ACULYN™ 38 Polymer

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Drum  (474 lbs)

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ACULYN™ 38 Polymer is an excellent suspending agent/rheology modifier for smooth-pouring Personal Care formulations such as, conditioning shampoos with silicones, anti-dandruff shampoos with zinc pyrithione, exfoliating body washes, and sunscreens. Features & Benefits Include: • Stable in highly alkaline systems • Particulate suspension • Polar solvent compatibility • Instant neutralization/thickening • Short flow • Cold-processable/liquid • Divalent ion tolerance • Excellent viscosity stability • Yields clear gels • Flat pH/viscosity response • Lack of odor • Excellent high shear stability • Easy to handle • Formulations exhibit little viscosity drift • No predisolution necessary • Compatible with nonionic and anionic surfactants • Non-hygroscopic • Permits stable formulations with particulates • Increased manufacturing efficiency • Formulation of spreadable lotion products that flow readily from the container • Allows for use of continuous production processes with use of in-line static mixers • Ability to stabilize suspensions • Less sensitive to water hardness • Able to formulate clear products • Does not promote or support contamination, unlike natural thickeners • Mild, soft, non-greasy, non-sticky • No watery feel upon skin contact • Flexibility in choice of preservative system • Improved pickup properties • Supported by comprehensive environmental, health and safety data
Product No. 16038165
Supplier DOW
Synonyms Acrylates / Vinyl Neodecanoate Crosspolymer
Applications Rheology Modifier, Suspending Agent


Product Details

Prohibited Uses
This product is neither tested nor represented as suitable for medical or pharmaceutical uses. For further information please refer to Dow's product safety page
Acrylates / Vinyl Neodecanoate Crosspolymer
Boiling Point
100 °C (212 °F)
California Prop 65
WARNING! This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer. (Ethyl acrylate).
white, milky
1.1 g/cm3 @ 20 °C (68 °F)
Dynamic Viscosity
150 mPa.s @ 20 °C (68 °F)
Evaporation Rate
< 1
Flash Point
does not flash
2.1 - 3.2 @ 20 °C (68 °F)
Relative Density
1.1 @ 20 - 25 °C (68 - 77 °F) Reference Material: (water = 1)
Relative Vapor Density
< 1
Vapor Pressure
17 mmHg @ 20 °C (68 °F)

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