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Magic Gel

Published May 1, 2010
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Deionized water
Carbopol Ultrez 21 Polymer (Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer)
Fixate Superhold Polymer (30% TS Polyacrylate-2 crosspolymer)
Fixate Plus Polymer (30% TS) (Polyacrylate-14)
Triethanolamine (99%)
Germaben II (Propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben (and) propylparaben)

Disperse Carbopol Ultrez 21 Polymer by sprinkling on the surface of deionized water. When polymer has wet, begin gentle agitation. Slowly add Fixate Superhold Polymer to the mixing vessel. Mix until uniform. Slowly add Fixate Plus Polymer to the mixing vessel, with agitation. Mix until uniform. Slowly add triethanolamine (99%) with agitation. Adjust mixing speed as needed. Mix until a uniform gel is obtained. Slowly add Germaben II to batch, mix until uniform. Adjust pH with triethanolamine (99%) to 6.5-7.0 if necessary. Scrape the sides of the vessel to incorporate all ingredients into the gel, assuring homogeneity.

Appearance—Clear and viscous gel; pH—6.5–7.0; Viscosity (mPa·s) (Brookfield DV II +Pro @ 20 rpm, 25°C, #7 spindle, measured @ 24 hours )—60,000–65,000; Clarity (% Transmission)—87–92; Stiffness (Newtons) (Texture Analyzer TA.XT Plus)—6.14; Recommended Packaging—PET jar or HDPE jar; Stability—Passed 2 months @ 45 °C, 5 cycles freeze/thaw

More Information
Lubrizol Advanced Materials Inc., (Noveon Consumer Specialties); Tel: (216) 447-5000; Website: www.personalcare.noveon.com

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