Crothix Thickener is a 45% active liquid thickener for aqueous surfactant systems. As an easier-to-use liquid, Crothix Thickener works especially well in cold mix systems and provides formulators with the thickening efficiency to create shampoos, body washes, shower gels and liquid soaps or other soap based-products that are economical, as well as rheologically appealing. Crothix Thickener requires no neutralization, forms no nitrosamine byproducts, and often contributes to a ‘conditioned’ feel in rinse-off products.
Crothix Thickener can be used to thicken products like shampoos, bath gels, or liquid soaps, simply by preheating the material to a temperature above 50°C and then adding it to the cold surfactant base with mixing. In most instances, the resultant blend is clear, provided the pH is 5.0 or higher. However, it is best to check each individual formulation, since some systems may become hazy if mixed this way. If desired, formulations that are quite viscous can be heated and made easier to stir. Emulsion-type products like body washes, conditioners and lotions can be easily formulated by incorporating Crothix Thickener into the oil phase and heating the mixture to a temperature above 50°C before forming the emulsion.
Usage Level: 1-8% by Weight
INCI Name: PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate (and) PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides (and) Water