POLYOX™ WSR 205

POLYOX™ WSR 205 is a non-ionic poly(ethylene oxide) polymer typically used as a thickener, emollient, and film former in adhesive, personal care, and packaging applications.
Product Overview
POLYOX™ WSR 205 is a non-ionic, water-soluble poly(ethylene oxide) polymer with a molecular weight of 600,000. This versatile polymer can be used a film former, a thickener, or an emollient. POLYOX™ WSR 205 can be cast into a water-soluble film. These films can then be used to make packaging that is completely water-soluble and useful for packing pre-measured doses of hazardous chemicals like pesticides. When incorporated into creams, lotions, soaps, and shampoos POLYOX™ WSR 205 provides a soft feel and smooth application while also increasing aqueous thickening. Additionally, solutions of POLYOX™ WSR 205 have outstanding wet tack but will dry to leave a non-tacky residue. This makes it an ideal resin for tail-tie adhesives for toilet paper and paper towels.
Product Specifications
Viscosity: 6800 - 8800 cP
pH at 25degC: 8.0 - 10.0
Loss on drying: 0.0 - 1.0 WT%
Silicon dioxide: 0.8 - 3.0 WT%
Primary Chemistry: Poly(ethylene oxide)
Features & Benefits
Water-soluble
High binding efficiency
Crosslinkable
Viscoelastic
Thermoplastic
Low toxicity
Nonionic
Wet tack
Emollient
Problems Solved
Injuries during the handling of hazardous chemicals
Adhesion failure caused by insufficient tack
Applications
Tail-tie paper adhesive; Tissue & toweling adhesive; Shampoo; Conditioner; Soap; Lotions and creams; Water-soluble packaging

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