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ACULYN™ 38 Rheology Modifier

An excellent suspending agent/rheology modifier for smooth-pouring Personal Care formulations such as, conditioning shampoos with silicones, anti-dandruff shampoos with zinc pyrithione, exfoliating body washes, and sunscreens. INCI Name: Acrylates / Vinyl Neodecanoate Crosspolymer


  • Anti-dandruff shampoos
  • Pearlized conditioning shampoos with silicone emulsion
  • Fluid, suspending body washes
  • Lotions / sprayable lotions including Sun Care lotion with inorganic UV filters


  • Short flow
  • Liquid, cold-processable product
  • Allows for use of continuous production processes with use of in-line static mixers
  • Instantaneously thickens upon neutralization
  • No predisolution necessary
  • Enable suspension

Soft, spreadable luxury

Imagine offering consumers products that are mild, soft, non-greasy and non-sticky without feeling watery upon skin contact.

ACULYN™ 38 Rheology Modifier is a suspending agent for thin-pour formulation exhibiting a non-sticky feel and providing formulations with an excellent viscosity stability. This rheology modifier is perfect for a variety of formulations.

Maximum compatibility

ACULYN™ 38 Rheology Modifier is effective in a range of personal care surfactants and is compatible with nonionic and anionic formulations. The rheology modifier offers flexibility in choice of preservative system, is stable in highly alkaline systems, and depending on formulation, is useful at a wide pH range of 3-11. The compatibility of ACULYN™ 38 Rheology Modifier makes it easy to handle and offers maximum manufacturing efficiency.

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ACULYN™ 38 Rheology Modifier
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