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AquaCat™ PF618

AquaCat™ PF618 is the paraben-free version of AquaCat™ CG518.


440lb Drum



Product Overview

INCI Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

AquaCat™ PF 618 has been shown to be compatible, and to maintain unsurpassed finished product clarity with a wide variety of both anionic and amphoteric surfactant blends.

Product Specifications

Form: Clear, pale amber liquid
pH: 5.0 - 7.0%
Viscosity: 0 - 100 cps
Use level: 0.2 - 5.0% active for hair care
Up to 1.0% active for skin care
Primary Chemistry: Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride

Features & Benefits

Excellent wet and dry combing
No polymer build-up on hair
Hair retains bounce and is easy to style
Leaves hair noticeably softer
Improved foam and lather versus PQ-10 and PQ-7
Clean rinse feel
Excellent clarity in mild amphoteric surfactants
Non-irritating to eyes and skin
Provides a lubricious feel; leaves skin feeling soft and moisturized
Superior clarity at higher polymer loading
Conditions without significant impact on viscosity
Pumpable, pourable liquid form
Near-instant mixing/blending at room temperature
Adapts to continuous processing or post-addition
Compatible with virtually all surfactant blends
Cost competitive


Best for use in clear 2-in-1 shampoos, body washes, and liquid soap formulations as well as 2-in-1 conditioning shampoo formulations, silicone-free shampoos, and skin care products.

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