Creating clear, viscous gels for both ethanol and 2-propanol based formulations for use as hand sanitizers

Hand sanitization is one of the principle methods recommended for tackling personal hygiene in the current health crisis. Alcohol-based sanitizing fluids containing >60v/v% alcohol (ethanol or 2-propanol) are known to be effective against pathogenic bacteria and viruses1,2.

The unprecedented global demand for hand sanitizers (in particular the clear gel types) has stripped the supply of the inert thickening ingredients used to create such sanitizer formulations. Nouryon presents two new thickening ingredients that can be used by formulators to create such gels and increase the market's supply of these essential products.

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Additional Benefits

Create clear viscous gels matching the rheology of market-leading brands

Easy-to-handle ingredients, simple formulation preparation

Inert polymeric actives thicken alcohol-based hand sanitizer formulations

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Quick, easy-to-prepare hand sanitizer formulations to enhance personal hygiene:

Structure® 2020

Principle Benefits:

  • Low viscosity emulsion polymer, ready to use
  • Liquid product easily disperses into alcohol solution with stirring
  • Polymer thickens and clarifies upon neutralization with TEA or AMP
  • INCI name: Acrylates Crosspolymer-6


Celquat® SC-230M

Principle Benefits:

  • Granular, free-flowing powder
  • Swells and thickens upon addition to alcohol with stirring, no neutralization required
  • INCI: “Polyquaternium-10”


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