who helps formulate for healthy hands?

we do.

When soap and water are not available, hand sanitizers are a convenient option to reduce the number of active microbes on hands. The choice of rheology modifiers is important as it influences the sensory experience, ease of application, and delivery of actives, all of which encourage product use for healthier hands.

Ashland offers both synthetic and nature-derived options to meet the challenges of thickening hydro-alcoholic hand sanitizer gels.

synthetic rheology modifier product

Ashland™ 980 carbomer

key features and benefits:

  • forms crystal clear gels
  • thickens up to 80% ethanol, depending on neutralizer selected
  • acts as suspending agent for capsules, solids or other actives
  • offers low salt tolerance

naturally-derived rheology modifier products

Benecel™ hydroxypropylmethylcellulose

features and benefits:

  • offers non-tacky skin feel
  • gives solution clarity
  • is derived from cellulose
  • is nonionic for broad ingredient compatibility
  • requires no neutralization for manufacturing ease

Klucel™ hydroxypropylcellulose

features and benefits: 

  • brings a luxurious smooth and silky skin feel
  • gives solution clarity
  • thickens 100% ethanol solutions
  • is nonionic for broad ingredient compatibility
  • is derived from cellulose
  • requires no neutralization for manufacturing ease

 

  

 

 

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