N-Hance™ HP Series hydroxypropyl guar INCI Name: Hydroxypropyl Guar

N-Hance hydroxypropyl (HP) guar is a nonionic polymeric thickener and film former. It is often specified in personal care formulations to take advantage of its characteristic high level of lubricity as well as excellent salt and alcohol tolerance in aqueous solutions. N-Hance HP guar is offered in a buffered self-hydrating grade (HP-40S) as well as a non-buffered grade (HP-40). Solutions of HP guar will be slightly hazy.

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Hair Care
Skin Care

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  N-Hance HP-40S hydroxypropyl guar N-Hance HP-40 hydroxypropyl guar
Viscosity, 1%, cps Brookfield RVT, 20 rpm 3,800 - 4,800 4,000 - 5,000
Granulation, % Through U.S. 100 100 100
Granulation, % Through U.S. 200 90 90
Hydroxypropyl molar substitution (MS) 0.4 0.4
Aerobic plate count, cfu/g < 1,000 < 1,000
Mold, cfu/g < 50 < 50
yeast, cfu/g < 50 < 50
Coliform, cfu/g < 50 < 50


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Personal Care
Hair Care, Skin Care
Rheology Modifier