Versagel® ML Series by Calumet Penreco -Glenn Corp-

Versagel® ML Series

C12-C15 Alkyl Benzoate (and) Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer
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Versagel® ML Series


Versagel® ML grades are gelled hydrocarbons, based on C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, a popular ester for a variety of personal care, sun care, and OTC skin care products. Visually appealing, odorless and do not discolor with age. They are easier and safer…

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Calumet is Available in all lower 48 States


Versagel® ML Series are products based on C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, which provides a light, dry, and non-greasy skin feel. Versagel® ML Series provides superior solubility, broad ingredient compatibility, and water proofing properties. They also bring additional benefits such as suspension and stability of APIs such as organic sunscreen agents and topical pain relievers. They are known as an emulsifier and solubilizer for sunscreen agents and antiperspirant actives.

The suggested use level of these gels ranges from 5% to 70%, depending on the specific application. Versagel ML products can be easily combined with other oil-phase ingredients in the formula when they are mixed at elevated temperatures. To ensure uniformity during mixing, it is highly recommended that nonpolar or less polar ingredients be added to the gel first. Cyclomethicone and nonpolar esters can also be added to formulations containing these gels to modify the aesthetics of finished products.

Penreco’s Versagel Technology is used in a wide range of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and personal care products all over the world. The patented system for thickening and gelling hydrocarbon materials offers an infinite number of customized rheological properties.

Features & Benefits of Versagel ML Series

  • Enhances occlusivity
  • Clear, colorless (does not discolor with age)
  • Hydrophobic and thermally reversible without syneresis
  • Available in multiple viscosity ranges and compatible with many common ingredients
  • Easier and safer than gels made using metal stearates or fumed silica
  • Provides enhanced fragrance retention and waterproofing properties


  • Color Cosmetics
    • mascara, lipstick, lip liner, lip gloss, rouge, multi-use illuminator, eyeshadow, foundation
  • Skin Care
    • serums, gels, oils, lotions, creams, balms, butters
  • Sun Care
    • self-tanning, sunblock/sunscreen, bronzing gel, after sun, suntan oil
  • Hair Care
    • treatments, conditioners, serums, oils, pomades, colourants

Grades Available

  • Versagel ML 750 (Preserved with BHT)
  • Versage ML 1600 (Preserved with BHT)

Versagel® ML Series


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C12-C15 Alkyl Benzoate (and) Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer

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      C12-C15 Alkyl Benzoate (and) Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer

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        Available Grades

        Versagel ML 750 , Versage ML 1600

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