Copolymer series INCI Name: VP/Dimethylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer

The Copolymer series [845, 845 O (Optiphen™ preservative preserved), 937 and 958] are film-forming resins and conditioning agents that provide good high humidity curl retention, low tack and mild substantivity to hair.
These versatile styling polymers are water and alcohol compatible and can be formulated with carbomer into clear gels.

Application Information




Hair Care

Used in gels, mousses, styling sprays (non-aerosol), styling lotions/creams, novelty stylers and conditioners.

  • Aids wet and dry combing
  • Imparts smoothness, gloss, body and silky feel to hair
  • Gives smooth, conditioned feel to skin
  • Forms a sprayable polyelectrolyte matrix when used in conjunction with one of the following rheology modifiers (Ashland 980/940 Carbomer, Ultrathix™ P-100 polymer, RapiThix™ A-60 polymer, Stabileze™ QM polymer)

Document Library

Product Literature(publicly available)

Additional Product Literature

Safety Data Sheets

Technical Information

Formulations and Solution Properties

Copolymer 845/Copolymer 845 O (preserved with Optiphen preservative)
- 20 percent aqueous solution

Copolymer 937
- 20 percent aqueous solution

Copolymer 958
- 50 percent solids in ethanol

Recommended use levels: 0.2-4.0 percent solids

Copolymer series chemistry: poly (vinylpyrrolidone/dimethylaminoethylmethacrylate)
Copolymer series chemistry

Market Information



Product Types or Functions

Personal Care
Hair Care
Fixative and Styling Polymer