gantrez™ es polymer series

chemistry: Maleic anhydride polymers and copolymers

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gantrez™ es polymer grade INCIs:

  • gantrez™ es-215 polymer INCI: Ethyl Ester of PVM/MA copolymer
  • gantrez™ es-225 polymer INCI: Ethyl Ester of PVM/MA copolymer
  • gantrez™ es-335 polymer INCI: Isopropyl Ester of PVM/MA copolymer
  • gantrez™ es-425 polymer INCI: Butyl Ester of PVM/MA copolymer
  • gantrez™ es-435 polymer INCI: Butyl Ester of PVM/MA copolymer

Gantrez™ polymers are multifunctional fixative and styling polymers designed for spray styling, specifically hairsprays. Gantrez™ es polymers enables the stylist or consumer to create artistic hair styles, special effects with curling/flat irons, lift and spray volume, and sculpted hair styles.

Gantrez™ polymers are monoalkyl esters of poly (methyl vinyl ether/maleic anhydride). The polymethyl vinyl ether is a flexible film former while the maleic anhydride is a polar hard monomer which contributes to bonding strength.


technical information

  • recommended neutralisation levels for gantrez™ polymers
    • 10–15% anhydrous aerosol hairsprays
    • 15–20% 80% VOC aerosol and 55% VOC pump hairsprays
    • 30–40% hydroalcoholic formulations (gels, mousses, etc.) and products for application to wet hair
      Note: <10% for improved H/C compatibility; only works with fatty amine neutraliser
  • compliant with global cosmetic regulations (Europe, US, Japan and China)
  • use level: 0.5–7% solids

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features and benefits
  • controls frizz and fly-aways
  • spray and heat style; does not stick to curling/flat irons
  • for hair styles with special effects
  • moldable long-term hold for waves and updo hair styles
  • soft, natural feel in hair
  • easy brushable, no/low residue
  • provides shine for gloss finish

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