Acrypol range is a synthetic high molecular weight cross linked water soluble polymer of acrylic acid, which is known as "Carbomer". It is widely used in cosmetic, pharmaceutical and household industries.
It is available in powder and liquid form, which is soluble in water, alcohols and glycols. Before neutralization, pH of Acrypol grade solution lies between 2.5 and 3.0.
Thickening - To produce wide range of viscosities and flow properties
Suspending - Insoluble ingredients
Stabilizing - Emulsion
|Traditional||Acrypol 940, Acrypol 934, Acrypol 941, Acrypol 996, Acrypol 950,
Acrypol 674, Acrypol 846, Acrypol 910, Acrypol 907, Acrypol 956
|Benzene Free||Acrypol 980, Acrypol 974, Acrypol 971|
|Pharmaceutical for oral use||Acrypol 934P, Acrypol 974P, Acrypol 971P, Acrypol ELT-31|
|Sustained release||Acrypol 971G, Acrypol 912G|
|High surfactant system||Acrypol ET-1, Acrypol ET2020|
|Polymeric emulsifier||Acrypol TR-1, Acrypol TR-2|
|Pre-neutralized||Acrypol 641NT, Acrypol 640NT|
(at pH 7.3-7.8)
|Minimum Viscosity* (cps)||Maximum Viscosity* (cps)||Spindle No. (Brookfield Viscometer)|
*Viscosity of neutralized solutions is to be measured at 25°C and 20 rpm.
Acrypol range is a high molecular weight polymer. It cannot be absorbed by body, thus it is totally safe for human consumption. Test for toxicological tolerance shows that it does not have any pronounced, physiological action and is non-toxic.
Dermal irritation (in vitro test) - non irritant
Eye irritation (in vitro test) - non irritant
Skin sensitization (max. test) - non sensitizing
Acrypol range is highly hygroscopic in supplied form, it contains maximum of 2.0% moisture. When exposed to open air at room temperature and 50% relative humidity, its equilibrium moisture uptake is 8.0%. All moisture uptake does not affect its efficiency but polymer with high level of moisture is more difficult to disperse and weigh accurately. So, Acrypol polymers must be stored in a tightly closed container and away from direct contact with water and excessive humid conditions.
Acrypol polymer's efficiency will not get affected up to two hours at temperatures below 104°C. When it is exposed to excessive temperatures, it can be plasticized and lose its characteristics.
Powder form - Five years from date of manufacturing in intact condition
Liquid form - One year from date of manufacturing in intact condition
Note: Based on our testing, dry Acrypol polymers should last for years if stored properly and protected from moisture and extreme temperature
Powder form - 20 kg net in corrugated box with polyethylene liner
Liquid form - 50 kg plastic carboys and 200 kg plastic drum