EPITEX™ 99 Polymer
A hybrid film former designed for long lasting wear of mass market color comsetic products and sun care products. It does exhibit excellent sebum and wash-off resistance.
- 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
These values are typical properties and are not intended for use in preparing specifications.
- 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.
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)
Figure 2: Sebum repellency of pure film formers (diluted at 20 wt. % in water)
Figure 3: Rub-off resistance (film durability) of pure film formers (diluted at 20 wt. % active level with 10% red PHY pigment in water)
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Please Contact Dow for additional information.