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SEPPIC - SEPIMAX ZEN™

SEPIMAX ZEN™

Multifunctional Powder Polymer for ZEN Attitude

Produced using a disruptive innovation patented by SEPPIC, SEPIMAX ZEN™ is a next-generation thickening, stabilizing and texturizing powder polymer. It has a MAXimal resistance to electrolytes and can be used to formulate with greater creativity and peace of mind.

SEPIMAX ZEN™ is the perfect polymer for building the “chassis” of formulations and addressing the challenge of stress-inducing and difficult active ingredients. It forms transparent gels with a velvety, rich and elegant feel. It is versatile and can be used in both skin care and hygiene products.

Characteristics

INCI: Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6

Properties

  • Ready-to-use: pre-neutralized powder
  • Cold or hot process
  • pH range: 2-8
  • Multifunctional: thickening, stablizing and texturizing
  • Extreme resistance to electrolytes up to 10% salt
  • “Chassis” behavior in the presence of electrolytes (without viscosity drop)
  • Forms clear aqueous gels
  • Excellent particle suspension power
  • Sprayable fluid to thick textures
  • Synergetic effect with SOLAGUM™ TARA
  • Compatible with ethanol and other solvents, surfactants, AHAs, salicylic acid, zinc pyrithione, sun filters and sunscreens, pigments, etc.
  • Excellent vaginal tolerance

 
Consumer benefits

  • Clear aqueous gel
  • Rich, elegant skin feel with a velvet finish
  • Produces finer and softer foams in a hygiene product

Applications

  • Face & body care
  • Sun care
  • Hair care
  • Make-up
  • Hygiene (shampoo, shower gel, facial cleanser, intimate hygiene, hydro-alcoholic gel…)

Specific Regulations

  • Approved in China (listed in IECIC 2021).
  • Non-microplastic polymer* 

*according to Background Document to the Opinion on the Annex XV report proposing restrictions on intentionally added microplastics (10 December 2020)

  • Inherently ultimate biodegradable.

*according to REACH Annex XV restriction proposal for intentionally added microplastics, published on January 11th 2019, updated on August 22nd 2019, background document issued on June 11th 2020.

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