Gantrez™ polymers

Gantrez polymers (A-425, ES-225, ES-335, ES-425, ES-435, SP-215) are a series of copolymers of monoalkyl esters of poly (methyl vinyl ether/maleic acid) with varying ester groups, supplied as clear, viscous solutions. The Gantrez polymers form tough, clear glossy films. Films exhibit tack-free adhesion, have excellent substantivity, and moisture resistance.  

Film properties and solubility can be modified by the type and degree of neutralization, allowing formulation across product lines from regular hold to super hold and from a natural, soft feel to a firmer, harder holding finish.

Gantrez polymers are soluble in alcohols, esters, ketones and glycol ethers and have good compatibility with aerosol propellants. They can also be used in both low and high VOC formulations.

Application Information

Applications

Description

Benefits

Hair Care

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

  • High hold
  • Excellent shine
  • Durability
  • Tack-free
  • Good style retention
  • Humidity resistant
  • Good propellant compatibility
  • Pigment dispersant
  • Emulsion stabilizer

Document Library

Product Literature(publicly available)

Additional Product Literature

Safety Data Sheets

Technical Information

Formulations and Solution Properties

Recommended use level: 0.5-4.0 percent solids


Gantrez A-425 polymer
INCI Name: Butyl Ester of PVM/MA Copolymer
Supplied as 50 percent solids in ethanol.

Gantrez ES-425 polymer
INCI Name: Butyl Ester of PVM/MA Copolymer
Supplied as 50 percent solids in ethanol.

Gantrez ES-435 polymer
INCI Name: Butyl Ester of PVM/MA Copolymer
Supplied as 50 percent solids in isopropanol.

 

   



Gantrez A-425 polymer chemistry
Gantrez ES-425 polymer chemistry
Gantrez ES-435 polymer chemistry

 


Gantrez ES-335 polymer
INCI Name: Isopropyl Ester of PVM/MA Copolymer
Supplied as 50 percent solids in isopropanol.

 

   



Gantrez ES-335 polymer chemistry

 


Gantrez SP-215 polymer
INCI Name: Ethyl Ester of PVM/MA Copolymer
Supplied as 50 percent solids in ethanol.

Gantrez ES-225 polymer
INCI Name: Ethyl Ester of PVM/MA Copolymer
Supplied as 50 percent solids in ethanol.

 

   



Gantrez SP-215 polymer chemistry
Gantrez ES-225 polymer chemistry

 

Market Information

Markets

Application

Product Types or Functions

Personal Care
Hair Care
Fixative and Styling Polymer