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    The Viscosity And Sensory You Need

    In alcohol-based formulations, the rheology modifier does more than just thicken.  It influences the sensory experience, ease of application, and efficient delivery of actives. Ashland™ offers a range of rheology modifiers, as well as emollients, to bring usability, efficacy, and allure to alcohol-based formulations.

    Rheology ModifierCategoryFeature & Benefits
    Klucel™ H CS
    Hydroxypropyl Cellulose (HPC)
    🌳  Nature-derived
    • Brings a luxurious smooth and silky skin feel
    • Gives solution clarity
    • Thickens 100% ethanol solutions
    • Nonionic for broad ingredient compatibility
    • Derived from cellulose
    • Requires no neutralization for manufacturing ease
    Natrosol™ 250
    Hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC)
    🌳 Nature-derived
    • Derived from cellulose
    • Brings a lubricious, conditioned skin feel
    • Gives solution clarity
    • Thickens up to 60% ethanol solutions
    • Nonionic for broad ingredient compatibility
    • High salt tolerance
    • Dispersible in polyols with complete solubility in water
    Benecel™ E10M
    Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose
    (HPMC)
    🌳 Nature-derived
    • Offers non-tacky skin feel
    • Gives solution clarity
    • Derived from cellulose
    • Nonionic for broad ingredient compatibility
    • Requires no neutralization for manufacturing ease
    SurfaThix™ N PolymerSynthetic
    • Offers clean skin feel
    • Combines well will Klucel™ and Benecel™ to minimize stickiness
    • Easy-to-use liquid, 30% active solution
    • Single-step neutralization
    • Slightly hydrophobic
    • Give solution clarity
    • Superior thickening efficiency
    • Very good suspending property
    • Broad formulation compatibility
    • Compatibility in hydroalcoholics
    UltraThix™ P-100 PolymerSynthetic
    • Thickens Specially Denatured Alcohol (SDA)
    • Dry film on skin is smooth
    • Shear-thinning with short playtime
    • Emulsion stabilizer
    • Compatible with metal oxides
    • Suspension aid
    • Reduces tack
    Stabileze™ QM
    Limited availability
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    Synthetic
    • Thickens Specially Denatured Alcohol (SDA)
    • Excellent thickening/gelation
    • Excellent control of product rheology
    • Shear-thinning
    • Formulates into clear products
    • Effective over wide pH range (3-11)
    • Imparts exceptional skin feel
    • High yield value

    Thickener selection impacts the formulation viscosity profile

    Sensory attributes of hand sanitizer formulations

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