Product Line Synthetic polymers

These are unique polyalkalene glycols which have excellent stabilizing effect on emulsions. Having a high capacity to absorb water and oil, a relatively low percentage is needed in cosmetic formulations. The stabilizing effect is not obtained by thickening, allowing for low viscous stable emulsions to be achieved. As nonionic copolymers, ELFACOS ST 9 and ELFACOS ST 37 polyalkylene glycol derivatives are hydrolytic, pH and electrolyte stable over a very wide temperature range. In decorative cosmetics, they act as binders for powders and provide improved color and payoff in lipsticks and similar products.

  • Brand

  • Regional availability

    Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America
  • Applications

    Suitable for W/O systems, this product is an outstanding solubilizer for lipophilic substances. Additionally, its paste form is ideal for the replacement of lanolin.

Market Segments

Personal care

Detailed description

Polyalkalene glycol with excellent stabilizing effect on emulsions.


  • Rheology Modifier,
  • Emulsifier


  • Antiperspirants or Deodorants,
  • Skin Cream and Lotion,
  • Bath and Shower Products,
  • Color Cosmetic,
  • Hair care,
  • Sun care,
  • Skin care
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