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EPITEX 99 Polymer

  • Overview

    ​EPITEX 99 Polymer is an hybrid film former designed for long lasting wear of mass market color comsetic products and sun care products. It does exhibit excellent sebum and wash-off resistance.

     

    Hybrid solution
    Combines affordability and high performance

    Long lasting wear
    Designed for sun care, skin care and color cosmetics

    Film flexibility
    Delivers maximum comfort and long lasting wear

    EPITEX™ 99 Polymer was created from the best features of acrylic and silicone acrylate chemistries. It marks a new hybrid solution — leveraging organic and inorganic technology — from Dow Personal Care Solutions. This silicone-hybrid film former leads the way for next-generation sun care, skin care and color cosmetics.

    Chart showing water repellency data of EPITEX 99™ Polymer

    EPITEX™ 99 Polymer offers:

    • Affordability benefits of acrylic — combined with the performance of a silicone
    • Excellent sebum resistance
    • Rub-off resistance
    • Superior wash-off resistance
    • Film flexibility for wearing comfort
    • Compatibility with common cosmetic ingredients for use in sun care, skin care and color cosmetics
    • Good performance in pure film and in water-in-oil and oil-in-water formulations

    Performance

    In testing, the performance of EPITEX™ 99 Polymer tracks closely to the silicone-acrylate benchmark. The hybrid film former exhibits high water repellency (Figure 1), high sebum repellency (Figure 2) and high film flexibility. EPITEX™ 99 Polymer forms a continuous film for excellent wash-off and rub-off resistance (Figure 3). For greater formulation and manufacturing process flexibility, this hybrid water-based film former delivers good performance in pure film and in water-in-oil and oil-n-water formulations.

    Figure 1: Water repellency of pure film formers (diluted at 20 wt. % in water)

    Chart showing water repellency data of EPITEX 99™ Polymer

       
    Figure 2: Sebum repellency of pure film formers (diluted at 20 wt. % in water)

    Chart showing water repellency data of EPITEX 99™ Polymer

       
    Figure 3: Rub-off resistance (film durability) of pure film formers (diluted at 20 wt. % active level with 10% red PHY pigment in water)

    Chart showing water repellency data of EPITEX 99™ Polymer
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