Carbomer U21

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Carbomer U-21 is a synthetic thickener classified as a hydrophobically modified cross-linked acrylate copolymer.

It can quickly and easily self-wet (within minutes) without any mixing required. It acts as high-efficient & low-dosage thickener and suspending agent.

In surfactant systems, it performs assists to suspend and stabilize insoluble substance like beads, microcapsules, exfoliants, silicones and oils. Carbomer U21 also provides good electrolyte tolerance and unique sensory benefits in formulations.


  • Rapid wetting and swelling properties
  • High-efficient thickening, suspending and stabilizing ability at low dosage
  • High clarity
  • Good skin feel
  • Compatibility with all kinds of surfactants


  • Hair styling gels
  • Hand and body lotions, baby lotions
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Moisturizing gels
  • Sunscreen lotions
  • Bath gels
  • Shampoos

Formula Guidelines

Typically used at a level of 0.2-1.5%.

Additional information

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0.05 kg (50g), 0.10 kg (100g), 0.25kg (250 g)