Carbomers are synthetic high-molecular-weight polymers of acrylic acid that are crosslinked with either allyl sucrose or allyl pentaerythritol
|Typical use level|
0.1 - 1%
|Benefits / Claims|
Highly efficient thickeners, at low usage levels.
Polymer swells in water and neutralisation may be required to achieve the desired viscosity (max typically at pH=6).
Thixotropic, possessing shear thinning properties.
Improved bioavailability of active ingredients due to carbomer bioadhesive properties.
Modified Release specials