UltraThix™ P-100 polymer INCI Name: Acrylic Acid/VP Crosspolymer

UltraThix P-100 polymer, a lightly cross-linked copolymer of vinyl pyrrolidone and acrylic acid, is a multi-benefit, patented rheology modifier that delivers an array of benefits, such as shear-thinning rheological properties with yield value and positive sensory perception.

At a use level of only 1 percent, research shows that it offers emulsion stabilization, reduces tack and improves aesthetics of hydroalcoholic sprays, and enhances skin feel properties. In hair care applications, this patented technology exhibits high humidity curl retention and low tack, along with shear-thinning rheological properties. The polymer also lends a positive sensory perception to hair care formulations.

Application Information

Applications

Description

Benefits

Hair Care

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

  • Film former/styling polymer that provides natural hold
  • Superior humidity resistance
  • No flaking
  • Low-tack profile
  • Shear-thinning in application with longer playtime
  • Rheology with excellent yield value
  • Can create a sprayable polyelectrolyte matrix when formulated with linear, high molecular weight cationic or pseudocationic polymers

 

Skin Care

Used in body care, color cosmetics, and facial care applications.

  • Water-resistant formulations
  • Reduces greasy feel of high oil phase emulsions
  • Dry film on skin is smooth
  • Shear-thinning with longer playtime
  • Emulsion stabilizer
  • Compatible with metal oxides
  • Suspension aid
  • Reduces tack

 

Sun Care

Used in after-sun, self-tanning, and sunscreen applications.

  • Water-resistant formulations
  • Reduces greasy feel of high oil phase emulsions
  • Dry film on skin is smooth
  • Shear-thinning with longer playtime
  • Emulsion stabilizer
  • Compatible with metal oxides
  • Suspension aid
  • Reduces tack

 

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Technical Information

Formulations and Solution Properties

Available as a white powder

Recommended use level: 0.25-2.5 percent solids 

Acid number: 340-390

Viscosity (1% aq., 75% neutralized): 35,000 - 65,000

UltraThix P-100 polymer chemistry: copolymer of vinyl pyrrolidone and acrylic acid (lightly cross-linked)
UltraThix P-100 polymer chemistry

Market Information

Markets

Application

Product Types or Functions

Personal Care
Hair Care, Skin Care, Sun Care
Film Former, Fixative and Styling Polymer, Rheology Modifier