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ImerCare® Opaque

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Imerys in-cosmetics global 2019
ImerCare® Opaque is a natural kaolin (china clay) opacifier designed to confer high opacity and whiteness to gel and shampoo formulations. ImerCare® Opaque is specifically heat-treated to control microbial organisms. It is also Cosmos approved.

ImerCare® Opaque

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by Imerys
  • Pigments > Opacifying Products
  • bio/ organic
  • creaminess/rich feel
  • whitening
INCI Names
CAS Number
Use Level
0.5 to 1 wt%
Product Launch Date
Aug 22, 2016
Product Status
Applications/ Recommended for
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling) > Shampoos
  • Creams, lotions & gels
Bio/ Organic approval, Mineral origin actives
Regulatory Status
Bio Based
Labels/Agency Rating
Ecocert, COSMOS approved;
comply with cosmetic directive regulation (EC) n°1223/2009

ImerCare® Opaque Properties


Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
Median particle size
0.6 microns
Oil absorption, ISO 787-5
87 g/100g
< 1.0 %

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