Carbomer 980

Basic infomation:

INCI name: Carbomer 980

Trade name: Yeser® CBM980

CAS No.: 9003-01-4

Molecular formula:(C3H4O2)n

Source: 3rd-party commissioned manufacturing

Standard executed: Q/YS 980-2022

Packaging: in 20KG kraft paper box

Carbomer 980 is a high molecular weight polyacrylic acid polymer, typically used as an exceptional viscosity enhancer, gelling agent, and suspension aid. This fine white powder is known for its instantaneous thickening capabilities, resulting in a smooth and satisfactory texture for various cosmetic and personal care products.

Carbomer 980 showcases incredible resistance against electrolytes and remarkably incorporates diverse insoluble ingredients into various formulations. It fosters exceptional emulsification, invaluable for clear gel products or when suspending insoluble elements, such as mineral oil or zinc oxide.

Overall, Carbomer 980 not only enriches the texture and overall feel of the product, but it also ensures stability and enhances the product's aesthetic qualities. With its uncomplicated incorporation and exceptional gelling properties, Carbomer 980 is the ideal ingredient for your next grand formulation.

Features & Benefits: 

  • Incredibly compatible with a wide array of surfactants, promoting a broad formulating spectrum.
  • Effortless to incorporate and swift to yield desired thickness, acting as an effective and efficient rheology modifier.
  • Excels at suspending insoluble ingredients, such as sunscreens, or mineral powders so that they remain in a stable suspension throughout the product's shelf life.
  • Provides exceptional stabilization, thickening, and emulsification aid capabilities.
  • Fosters high clarity in gel formulations, and can enhance the visual appeal of personal care products.
  • Possesses extraordinary pH sensitivity, making it a prime choice for formulations where pH versatility is important.

Stability/Shelf life:

Stable at an extensive pH range and suitable for use in acidic and alkaline environments.

Pack in tight-closed containers(drums or tanks); Store in a dry, ventilated and cool place; Kept away from direct sun and water.

Under proper storage conditions, the shelf life of Carbomer 980 is 12 months.

Recommended dosage:

The recommended dosage of Carbomer 980 in personal care products and cosmetics is 0.5%-2.0%.

Also known as:

  • Carbopol 980
Items Standards
Thickening agent, Suspending agent
Appearance (25℃)
White loose powder
Faint acetic odor
(25℃, 0.5% neutralized aqueous solution, mPa·s)
(25℃, 0.2% neutralized aqueous solution, mPa·s)
(0.5% neutralized aqueous solution, 420nm, %)
(0.2% neutralized aqueous solution, 420nm, %)
Residual ethyl acetate content, %
Residual cyclohexane content, %
Free acrylic acid content, %
Ethyl acrylate content, mg/kg
Hand Sanitizer Gel Formula
Ingredient Wt, % (as is) Function
75% Alcohol
to 100%
Thickening & Suspending agent
pH adjuster

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Frequently Asked Questions

We don’t produce Carbomer 980 by ourselves, yet we are not simply trading it. 

We have signed a Third-party Toll-manufacturing Agreement with a leading manufacturer who contract manufactures it for us, as per our demand and requirements. 

Absolutely, our experienced R&D team is well-versed in the application of Carbomer 980. We are more than happy to share our knowledge on formulations and production guidance with our customers.

Typically, our Minimum Order Quantity(MOQ) for Carbomer 980 is 500Kg.

And we provide LCL mix loading services with other ingredients such as CAPBSLESCAOAOSPQ-10 etc.

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