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Cosmetics Ingredients
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Cosmetics Ingredients
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Technical Datasheet | Supplied by DowDuPont (Dow) in-cosmetics global 2019
Ethylcellulose. ETHOCEL™ act as a binder, thickner and film former. This product includes a range of polymers, derived from the naturally occurring polymer ‘cellulose’ and a repeating anhydroglucose units. It exhibits a broad compatibility with a wide range of oils. It yields a strong, flexible film at low concentration. ETHOCEL™ is available in different viscosities, according to the requirement of finished formulation. Provides strong water resistance. It can be used to mask or control the release of active ingredients. Applications include perfumes, hair treatments, body creams (waterproof sunscreens), lipsticks; oil based cosmetics: sun-care oils, massage oil and ointments. Available in all regions except in the United States and is also listed in the Japanese Standards of Cosmetic Ingredients (JSCI).
  • Binders
  • Film Formers
  • Thickeners & Stabilizers
  • water-resistant / waterproof
  • non-irritant
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