CAS NO: 475673-75-7
ACUSOL OP 301 imparts a milky, lotionized appearance to a wide variety of household liquid products.
- Floor Cleaner
- Liquid Detergents
- All Purpose Cleaners
- Liquid hand dishwash
- General purpose formulations
- 2-in-1 liquid detergent
- Liquid laundry detergent
- Household cleaners
- Unit dose detergents
- Car shampoos
- Automatic dishwashing detergents
Features & Benefits
- Hides amber caste and haziness
- High whiteness - Effective at very low use levels
- Enhances the effect of dyes
- Liquid - Low residual monomer
ACUSOL OP 301 opacifiers are water-based styrene/acrylic emulsions that have been designed to scatter light effectively.
These products are offered at pH values between 2 and 5 and may require neutralization.
ACUSOL OP 301 Opacifier polymer is synthesized from styrene and acrylate comonomers and is made through emulsion polymerization.
Behavior Profile of ACUSOL Opacifiers
Corrosion Resistance Tests have been performed for corrosion resistance under several different conditions on ACUSOL OP 301 Opacifier as representative of the ACUSOL opacifier range.
In the presence of a 304L stainless steel coupon heated to “sensitizing” temperature, no visible corrosion was noted nor was any change in product color observed, even at 60˚C for 378 hours.
The same results were obtained using 304L and 316L stainless steel coupons with welds present.
Microbial Resistance ACUSOL OP 301 Opacifier has a pH of 2.05 to 2.5 and is inherently not susceptible to microbial contamination.
Random checks are carried out throughout the year to help ensure that there are no detectable microorganisms in the product.
If ACUSOL OP 301 Opacifier is stored diluted, then it must be suitably preserved.
Formulation Use and Guidelines
Order of Addition
ACUSOL OP 301 is recommended that the ACUSOL opacifiers be added last in the manufacturing cycle, after addition of dye, salt, perfume, etc. and following final pH adjustment.
To avoid potential “shock” the product should be diluted with at least four times its own weight of product water (held out from the formulation), then added very slowly to the final mix, maintaining good agitation throughout the addition process.
Stability in Formulations Formulation Use and Guidelines (Cont.) Handling Precautions Usable Life and Storage ACUSOL opacifiers offer excellent formulation stability.
The following guidelines are provided to optimize their performance in this regard.
If ACUSOL opacifiers are being formulated with anionic surfactant systems, it may be necessary to add 1 to 3% of a hydrotrope (e.g.propylene glycol, isopropanol or sodium xylene sulphonate) to increase the solubility/compatibility of the surfactants at colder temperatures.
Without the added hydrotrope, the anionic surfactants may have decreased solubility at lower temperatures and can crystallize out of solution, causing the ACUSOL opacifiers to precipitate as well.
If ACUSOL opacifiers are being formulated with nonionic surfactants at warm temperatures, the formation of water insoluble, nontransparent droplets may result (cloud point).
If a cloud point is observed, try selecting a surfactant with more ethylene oxide/ ethoxylate groups (> 15) and possessing a higher HLB - hydrophilic/hydrophobic (lipophilic) balance value.
Other suggestions include increasing the concentration of nonionic or presolubilizing the fragrance in a pre-warmed nonionic surfactant.
If instability of a formulation containing ACUSOL opacifiers is observed at both cold and warm temperatures, check the compatibility of the opacifier with the other ingredients in the formulation such as cationic surfactants, solvents and oxidizing agents.
Then try using the suggested solutions listed above.
In all cases, it is important to follow the recommended addition sequence when using ACUSOL opacifiers to ensure their optimum performance.
ACUSOL OP 301 Opacifier is an aqueous styrene/acrylic emulsion designed for opacifying home and institutional care products.
The polymer is used to impart a milky or lotionized appearance to a liquid product, generally at addition levels of 0.1 to 1.0%.
ACUSOL OP 301 Opacifier is offered at 40% solids and is compatible with most ingredients present in home and institutional care products.
The polymer is safe in normal use.
ACUSOL OP 301 Opacifier imparts a milky, lotionized appearance to a wide variety of household liquid products.
ACUSOL OP 301 Opacifier is used to impart a “milky” or “lotionized” appearance to a liquid product, generally at addition levels of 0.1-1.0%.
ACUSOL OP 301is recommended that ACUSOL OP 301 is added last in the manufacturing cycle (i.e., after final pH adjustment).
To avoid potential “shock” the product should be diluted with at least four times its own weight of water before use, then added very slowly to the final mix maintaining good agitation throughout the addition process.
Stability testing should be carried out on all opacified products.
Four week stability tests under the following conditions are recommended:
(1) room temperature;
(2) oven 40-45°C;
(3) cold 4-6°C; and
(4) freeze/thaw, 3 cycles.
ACUSOL OP 301 Opacifier is suitable for:
• Liquid laundry detergents
• Two-in-one liquid detergents
• Household cleaners
• Dishwashing liquids
• General purpose formulations
The white opaque thickener Acusol OP 301 is odorless, gives detergent mixtures a powdery texture and is suitable as a stabilizing agent for a wide range of synthetic products.
You can always buy Acusol OP 301 from us-a thickener for alkaline products at retail or in bulk for the production of liq uid powders (2 in 1), dishwashing gels and other household cleaning products.
The substance is per fectly combined with other components and remains stable in different environments.
The price of Acusol OP 301, a thickener for alkaline products, depends on the volume of the order.