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IMWITOR® 491

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by IOI Oleo in-cosmetics global 2019
Glyceryl Stearate. IMWITOR® 491 by IOI Oleo is a non-ionic co-emulsifier for O/W emulsions. It is an ester of natural stearic and palmitic acid esterified with glycerol. It is 100% natural, vegan and compatible with skin. It does not contain additives, residues of antioxidants, stabilizers, solvents or unsaturated components. Because of surface-active properties, it functions as solubilizing and binding agent, dispersing adjuvants, softeners and consistency regulators. It is applicable for hot/cold and hot/hot processes. IMWITOR® 491 finds application in formulating lotions, creams, powders, skin cleansing products, makeup bases and foundations, mascara, eye shadow, eyeliner, hair conditioners and sun care products. It is ECOCERT and COSMOS approved. It has a shelf life of 24 months.

IMWITOR® 491

Technical Datasheet | Supplied by IOI Oleo
Claims
  • Binders
  • Emulsifiers > Co-emulsifiers
  • Solubilizers
  • Waxes / Consistency Factors
  • bio/ organic
INCI Names
CAS Number
31566-31-1
Use Level
1 - 5 %
EINECS/ELINCS No:
250-705-4
Appearance
Powder
Odor
Neutral
Color
White to yellowish
Product Status
COMMERCIAL
Applications/ Recommended for
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling) > Conditionners & detangling products
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care) > Facial cleansing
  • Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)
Origine/Nature
Bio/ Organic approval
Regulatory Status
US, EU
Bio Based
Yes
Bio Based Content (%)
100%, Natural
Labels/Agency Rating
Ecocert, COSMOS approved, REACH, USA-GHS & WHMIS 2015 Compliant, AICS, DSL/NDSL, IECIC

IMWITOR® 491 Properties

Property

Value & Unit
Test Condition
Test Method
HLB
3 - 5
pH Value
4.0 - 7.0
Melting Point
66 - 71 °C

SpecialChem additionnal informations based on CAS Number : 31566-31-1

Hansen Solubility Parameters

[16.2, 4.2, 10.3]
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[δD - Dispersion force interactions, δP - Polar force interactions, δH - Hydrogen bond force interactions]

Please note, these HSP values are estimations. It is based upon the “like seeks like” principle. It splits an ingredients interactions into three parameters; δD (Dispersion force interactions), δP (Polar forces interactions) and δH (Hydrogen bond force interactions). Hansen Solubility Parameters can help you find a wide range of products that are predicted to be compatible with IMWITOR® 491. A practical determination of these HSP values would provide higher certainty. Learn More.

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