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EPITEX™ 99 Polymer

A hybrid film former designed for long lasting wear of mass market color cosmetic products and sun care products. It does exhibit excellent sebum and wash-off resistance.

Benefits:

  • Affordability benefits of acrylic — combined with the performance of a silicone
  • Excellent sebum resistance
  • Rub-off resistance 
  • Superior wash-off resistance
  • Film flexibility for wearing comfort
  • Compatibility with common cosmetic ingredients for use in sun care, skin care and color cosmetics
  • Good performance in pure film and in water-in-oil and oil-in-water formulations

Properties

These values are not intended for use in preparing specifications.

Typical Properties

  • Color Yes No Milky White
  • pH Yes No 6.0-7.0
  • Shelf Life Yes No 18 Days
  • Solids Content Yes No 38-40 %

EPITEX™ 99 Polymer was created from the best features of acrylic and silicone acrylate chemistries. It marks a new hybrid solution — leveraging organic and inorganic technology — from Dow Personal Care Solutions. This silicone-hybrid film former leads the way for next-generation sun care, skin care and color cosmetics.

Visual graphic of organic and inorganic technology used to create new polymer.

Chart showing water repellency data of EPITEX 99™ Polymer

Performance

In testing, the performance of EPITEX™ 99 Polymer tracks closely to the silicone-acrylate benchmark. The hybrid film former exhibits high water repellency (Figure 1), high sebum repellency (Figure 2) and high film flexibility. EPITEX™ 99 Polymer forms a continuous film for excellent wash-off and rub-off resistance (Figure 3). For greater formulation and manufacturing process flexibility, this hybrid water-based film former delivers good performance in pure film and in water-in-oil and oil-n-water formulations.

Figure 1: Water repellency of pure film formers (diluted at 20 wt. % in water)

Chart showing water repellency data of EPITEX 99™ Polymer

   
Figure 2: Sebum repellency of pure film formers (diluted at 20 wt. % in water)

Chart showing water repellency data of EPITEX 99™ Polymer

   
Figure 3: Rub-off resistance (film durability) of pure film formers (diluted at 20 wt. % active level with 10% red PHY pigment in water)

Chart showing water repellency data of EPITEX 99™ Polymer

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