(Carbomer 940)

Carbomed 940 EZ is a premium quality Carbomer 940 with superior clarity, thickening and dispersing properties.

Carbomed 940 EZ is a odorless, white, fine, rather hygroscopic powder, that is rapidly dispersible in water: typically, a 15 minutes’ stirring is required to prepare a 0,5% water dispersion.

A water dispersion of Carbomed 940EZ, whose pH is around 3,0, once neutralized by an organic or inorganic base, turns into crystal clear gels with outstanding spreadability and skin feel. Thick gels are achieved from pH as low as 5,0 but viscosity increases up to pH 7.4, allowing formulators to select the most appropriate pH.

The clarity and exceptional texture of gels with Carbomed 940 EZ are not affected by high concentrations of polar solvents, such as 60 vol % ethanol.

In addition to gels, Carbomed 940 EZ is widely used as thickener and suspending agent in shampoos and other surfactant systems, as well as a stabilizer in O/W emulsions, in combination, for instance, with our Olivatis® 18 or Olivatis® 20. At 0,1-0,3%, Carbomed 940 EZ stabilize emulsions effectively, thus reducing the required concentration of emulsifiers.

Carbomed 940 EZ is Benzene-free and is absolutely safe for all personal care applications.

Key features at a glance

Superior clarity of gels (>92%)

Ease of dispersion (15′ stirring)

High thickening power (even at pH <6)


viscosity at 0,5%  > 50.000 mPas at pH 7,0, with NaOH
> 30.000 mPas at pH 5,5, with NaOH


High ability of stabilizing emulsions

Absence of benzene


(Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer)

Carbomed 1030 is a modified crosslinked polyacrylate suitable to produce high-quality, crystal clear gels and to thicken and stabilize a broad range of personal care formulations.

Carbomed 1030 has basically the same properties of Carbomed 940 EZ against which however offers the following advantages:

Prompt dispersion in water: even without stir, Carbomed 1030 is instantly dispersed in water with no lumps.

Quick wetting:  Carbomed 1030 is self-wetting and hydrates completely in 15-20 minutes even if is simply sprinkled on water surface.

Higher thickening properties: Carbomed 1030 has a higher thickening power and its concentration of use can be reduced by 10-20% in comparison to Carbomed 940 EZ’s.

Higher stabilizing properties: Carbomed 1030 has superior stabilizing power and its self-wetting ability facilitates its introduction in emulsions as a stabilizer.

For further information on our products, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to be of assistance.

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