KATHON™ CG II

KATHON™ CG II is a broad-spectrum preservative recommended for salt-sensitive rinse-off formulations such as those containing carbopol thickeners and silicones.
Product Overview
INCI Methylchloroisothiazolinone (CMIT) and Methylisothiazolinone (MIT)

KATHON™ CG II is designed to protect against microbial contamination to ensure product performance. It exhibits excellent antimicrobial activity against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, molds, and yeasts. KATHON™ CG II has an established history of successful use as a preservative in a wide range of rinse-off personal care products.
Product Specifications
Appearance: Clear Liquid
Color: Apha ≤ 100
Specific gravity: 1.21 g/cm³ (25° C)
pH: 1.7 - 3.7 (as manufactured)
Stability: Stable at least 1 year at ambient temperatures and at least 6 months at 50°C
Recommended use level: 0.06% to 0.10%, as supplied (dosage levels should be verified with testing due to the variation in personal care formulations and their susceptibility to microbial contamination)
Features & Benefits
Superior broad-spectrum activity against many bacteria, yeasts and molds
Rapidly biodegrades, does not bioaccumulate and is not persistent in the environment
Effective over a pH range typical for rinse-off cosmetic products
Very effective at low use levels, providing cost-to-treat advantage
Globally approved
Does not release formaldehyde
Simple water-based formulation for ease of use in manufacture
No color or odor imparted to end product
Low risk of skin sensitization at recommended concentration levels
Vegan suitable
Applications
Salt-sensitive rinse-off formulations such as those containing carbopol thickeners and silicones including:
Shampoo
Conditioner
Body wash
Shower gels
Face wash
Liquid hand soap