FlexiThix™ Powder

Flexithix™ Powder is capable of thickening solvents across a broad polarity and pH range with a high electrolyte tolerance.
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Product Overview
INCI PVP

FlexiThix™ is a patented thickener and texture modifier that works under extreme conditions. It is highly compatible in a number of systems and has little to no odor. While formulators once used gums and cellulose to thicken products, they now have a more versatile alternative with FlexiThix™.
Product Specifications
Form: White powder
Solubility: Water, glycol, alcohol
Preservative system: Preservative free
Use level: 0.2 - 3.0% in emulsions, 3.0 - 4.0% in aqueous gels, 3.0 - 5.0% in anhydrous gels, 0.2 - 2.0% in anhydrous toothpaste, 1.5 - 3.0% in oil-based denture adhesives, 0.5 - 2.0% in oil-free denture adhesives
Features & Benefits
Thickens extreme pH systems (e.g., guanidine carbonate, calcium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, thioglycolates)
Thickens water-, alcohol- and oil-based formulations
Builds viscosity across an extreme pH range (1-13)
Pleasant after-feel
Bouncy and jelly textures
Allows for stable glycolic acid and salicylic acid formulations
Imparts viscosity to glycols
Enables cushion textures to oil-free formulations
Little to no odor
High electrolyte tolerance
Broad formulation flexibility
No neutralization required
Synergistic with anionic thickeners
Effective across a wide solvent polarity range
Cold processable
Thermally stable; enables hot and ambient temperature processing for denture adhesives
Provides improved toothpaste structure and bead stand-up with less stringiness
Increases toothpaste thixotropy and elastic behavior
Offers good toothpaste stability with no syneresis
Doesn't negatively impact toothpaste foam
Improves formula robustness over acrylate thickeners alone
Reduces formulation sensitivity to higher shear/mixing times during manufacture
Maintains higher toothpaste viscosities during all processing stages
Listed on China IECIC-2015
Halal
Vegan suitable
Problems Solved
Extreme pH ranges that are difficult to thicken
Applications
Leave-on products
Creams
Gels
Lotions
Hair relaxers
Hair color
Depilatories
Hair straightener products
Antiperspirants
Color cosmetics
Toothpaste
Denture adhesive cream