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Methocel™ 40-101

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Dow
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose. Methocel™ 40-101 by Dow acts as a film former, binder, suspension aid, lubricant, lather enhancer/stabilizer, emulsion stabilizer, gelling agent and dispersant. It delivers luxurious foam and stabilization to a variety of cleansing products. It aids dispersion by forming protective, light & non-greasy films around particles to prevent coalescence and agglomeration. It offers interfacial thermal gelation & humectancy and improves product shelf-life & texture. It is suitable for low surfactant and mild systems. It can be combined with xanthan gum or inorganic thickeners to achieve suspension capabilities. Methocel™ 40-101 finds application in formulating creams, lotions, facial masks, styling gels, shampoos, liquid hand soaps, shaving creams & foams, hair styling mousses, make-up, sulfate-free cleansers and sun care products.
  • Thickeners & Stabilizers > Cellulose & Derivatives > Hydroxypropyl Methyl Celluloses (HPMC)
  • Film Formers
  • Foaming Agents
  • Lubricants / Slip Agents
  • Emulsifiers > Co-emulsifiers
  • Dispersants
  • Binders
  • protections
  • foam booster
  • lubrication
  • non-greasy
  • bio-based
  • light feeling
  • foam quality
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