Emulsifying, Dispersing and Anti-redeposition agents in Washing Products
With the soap base as the main active ingredient, the body wash, after use, has no creamy feel of general surfactants , is easy to clean and can protect the skin’s natural luster. HEC has excellent solvent resistance to the electrolyte, and the solution contains high concentrations of salts and keeps stable. Therefore, the use of HEC as the thickener of soap-based body wash is the best choice. The disinfectant and fungicideadded to the hand sanitizers vary greatly in the solubility in water. The use of HEC helps to form a uniform and stable emulsion system. In detergents, CMC can be used as an anti-redeposition agent. Its stain diffusion capacity, especially the soil anti-redeposition effect for hydrophobic synthetic fabric is very significant.
Thickening and Stabilizing Agents in Cosmetics
In cosmetics, hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose (HPMC) can be used to improve the viscosity of various cosmetics, the dispersion and foam stability,and the viscosity and fluidity of various creams and so on. In oil/water or water/oil cream skin care products, HEC can have emulsifying, thickening and stabilizing effects.
Cellulose derivatives have various kinds and broad functions. Due to their superior performance, cellulose ethers have been applied in many industries. The cellulose derivatives with special functions obtained by chemical modification have developed the cellulose ethers more suitable for products of daily use. In particular, the cationic and amphoteric cellulose ethers have thickening and bactericidal functions, so the development will greatly enrich the applications of cellulose ethers in the daily chemical industry.