SOLAGUMTM AX acts as a thickener & emulsifier to reach viscosities up to 10,000 MPa.s.
Main properties of SOLAGUMTM AX are:
- Easy to use product in powder form
- Wide pH compatibility (3-12)
- No heating neutralizing & maturing phases required
- Natural raw materials
SOLAGUMTM AX can be used at room temperature and does not require high shear to be activated.
SOLAGUMTM AX can be used in synergistic combinations with other thickeners (guar gum, vinyl polymers…).
SOLAGUMTM AX can stabilize solutions containing monopropylene glycol or glycerin (up to 50%). Gels are stable and perfectly homogeneous in appearance.
1-Compatibility with surfactants
SOLAGUMTM AX is compatible with non-ionic, anionic and amphoteric surfactants. It is not compatible with cationic surfactants.
2-Compatibility with electrolytes
Electrolytes decrease the thickening effect of SOLAGUMTM AX. Therefore, they should be added at the end of the process to adjust viscosity as desired. To formulate gels with large quantities of electrolytes the concentration of SOLAGUMTM AX has to be increased. In order to overcome this limitation, SOLAGUMTM AX can be used in synergistic combinations with other thickeners.