INCI: Stearalkonium BentoniteProduct Categories: Suspending Agent, Thickener
CLAYTONE-APA V is an organically modified bentonite (organoclay) for use in cosmetic and personal care products. It increases viscosity, provides thixotropic flow behaviour, and suspends pigments and particles in medium to high polar solvents.
This product is designed to swell and disperse easily (e.g. in solvents like ethyl or butyl acetate). It may be used as an auxiliary emulsifier in water-in-oil emulsion systems.
CLAYTONE-APA V is vegan and may be used in all medium to high polar organic fluid systems. It is compatible with surfactants and emulsifiers. To obtain optimum results, these should be added after the CLAYTONE-APA V has been activated.
Suitable solvents include: Ethyl Acetate, Isopropyl Myristate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin
Features & Benefits
- Powder form products, easily dispersing grades
- High and constant thixotropic thickening
- Help resist settling, syneresis, phase separation
- Stabilize water-in-oil emulsions
- Layered silicates work over a wide temperature range
- Improved spreadability
- Impart soft, elegant feel
Applications for CLAYTONE-APA V
- Creams & Lotions
- Sun Care Products
- Anhydrous & Liquid Makeup
- Cream Eye Shadows
- Nail Polishes
This product is effective in a wide range of organic fluid systems and has no processing temperature requirements. For maximum efficiency, this product must be incorporated with very high shear, e.g. dissolver, rotor-stator system, or homogenizer. A polar activator can be beneficial.
It is recommended to incorporate CLAYTONE-APA V into the solvent phase using a concentrated pre-gel. This is the preferred option for nail lacquers in order to obtain an ultra-high gloss. In some cases, it can also be incorporated directly as a powder into the oil phase (in-situ incorporation).