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Opacifiers for Personal Care

Syntran Polymeric Opacifiers have been specifically designed for use in personal care products.  They impart a milky white appearance in products such as shampoos and conditioners, and bath and shower gels. 


They deliver improved performance and convenience at a lower total formulation cost.


Syntran Opacifiers offer formulators increased flexibility to produce a superior end product with a balance between appearance and cost. They also exhibit formulation compatibility, consistency of appearance and end product stability...


Benefits of Syntran Opacifiers

  • Premium Appearance/Quality
  • Improved Brightness and Whiteness
  • Significantly Reduced Use Levels
  • Excellent End Product Stability
  • Pourable Liquids
  • Preservative and APE Free
  • Broad Raw Material and Ionic Compatibilities

Syntran Polymeric Opacifiers have been tested in a broad range of typical end product formulations.  At a suggested use level of 0.1 - 1.0%, these products exhibit excellent formulation compatibility, end product stability and consistency of appearance.


Syntran 5903, 5904 and 5905 are designed to meet the growing trend for "green" products - most are preservative and APE free and manufactured to the highest quality standards. 


Syntran Opacifiers have broad utility in anionic, cationic and amphoteric solutions and emulsions.  When tested against leading competitive brands, Syntran Opacifiers offer significant cost/performance advantages.


(Syntran Opacifiers Platform Technology for Premium Appearance, Whiteness, and Brightness)


NOTE:   Syntran Opacifiers are very tolerant of high electrolyte concentrations.  All three are compatible with NaCl concentrations greater than 8%.  Syntran 5903 shows the best tolerance for these monovalent ions.



Application Guide


Performance enhancing characteristics such as the ability to provide Stability, Whiteness, Compatibility and Appearance are rated on a scale from 1 - 10 and can all be found along with additional comments in the selector guide below.


(Note: 1 = Least Effective and 10 = Most Effective)


For complete details on any specific polymer, simply click on the name of the polymer in the selector guide that best suits your application.


Personal Care Opacifier Polymer Selector Guide

Product Available Worldwide
Personal Care Opacifiers
Product INCI DesignationAppearanceCompatibilityStabilityWhitenessPreservative SystemComments
SyntranŽ 5900Styrene/Acrylate Copolymer  8  7  10  9  None  Acid stable  
SyntranŽ 5903Styrene/Acrylate Copolymer  9  8  9  10  Yes  Neutral pH  
SyntranŽ 5904Styrene/Acrylate Copolymer  9  8  9  10  None  Most versatile  
SyntranŽ 5905Styrene/Acrylate Copolymer  8  7  10  9  None  Cationic system compatible