SOLAGUMTM SF 306 acts as a thickener & emulsifier and is produced from water-soluble monomers polymerized in a continuous oil phase.
Main properties of SOLAGUMTM SF 306 are:
- Ready to use polymer in fluid form
- Compatible at neutral and basic pH
- No heating neutralizing & maturing phases required
- Excellent emulsifier even with silicone oil
Taking into account the cost/performance ratio, SOLAGUMTM SF 306 is the best candidate to thicken highly alkaline formulations.
SOLAGUMTM SF 306 can be used to develop anhydrous gels with oxygenated polar solvents: alcohols, esters, ethers, glycolether …
SOLAGUMTM SF 306 is compatible with the following solvents: monoethylene glycol, monopropylene glycol, diethylene glycol, glycerol.
1-Compatibility with surfactants
SOLAGUMTM SF 306 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 SF 306. 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 SF 306 has to be increased. In order to overcome this limitation, SOLAGUMTM SF 306 can be associated with other thickeners such as SOLAGUMTM AX, vinyl polymers...