ABIL EM 90 (Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone)


Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone
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ABIL® EM 90 is a non-ionic W/O emulsifier which is based on silicone.
The high emulsion stabilizing potential ofABIL® EM 90 is caused by the polymeric and polyfunctional structure.

  • ABIL EM 90 is suitable for the formulation of W/O creams and lotions.
  • Substances which can be processed include not only paraffin oils, which from the emulsion- technological point of view provide relatively few problems, but also fatty acid esters of short- and long-chain alcohols, silicone derivates and vegetable triglycerides which are known to be difficult to emulsify.
  • The amount used, referred to the emulsion, is only 1.5 – 2.5%. In formulations with high water content the additional use of about 1%
    ISOLAN® GI 34 is recommended to improve the application properties.
  • Consistency-providing or emulsion-stabilizing waxes are required only in amounts up to 2%. Amongst others, hydrogenated castor oil in combination with high-melting hydrocarbon waxes or beeswax are suitable.
  • The optimum range for the content of oil phase is between 22 and 35%.
  • Substances with specific properties, such as UV filters, plant extracts, moisturizers and antiperspirants, are well tolerated by the emulsion.
  • The creams and lotions are distinguished by high stability towards heat and freezing stress; stability between -25 °C and +60 °C is attainable.
  • ABIL® EM 90 can be used for the preparation of multiple emulsions of the type W/O/W and O/W/O.
    [P. Hameyer, K.R. Jenni, Emulsifiers for Multiple Emulsions – Optimization of stability by constitution and Molecular Weight, Parfümerie und Kosmetik 12 (1994 ), 842 – 850].

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      Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone