Cetyl Alcohol
Cetyl Alcohol

Cetyl Alcohol

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All-Purpose Thickener with Moisturizing Effect
Part Number: THK-CTAL-01
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Int. Shipping: HS Code 2905170000

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Description: All-purpose thickening alcohol (1-hexadecanol, hexadecyl or palmityl alcohol), derived from vegetable oils, > 95%, composed of fatty alcohols. White flakes, no or faint odor. Soluble in diethyl ether & acetone, slightly soluble in alcohol. Insoluble in cold water. Partially solubility in hot water (1.34x10-5 g/l).

CAS: 36653-82-4

INCI Name: Cetyl alcohol

  • Non-gelling thickener and viscosity enhancer (also in water-free products like lipsticks)
  • Has co-emulsifying properties if concentration is higher than 5 %
  • Has mild emollient and moisturizing properties
  • Can boost foam when together with surfactants

Use: Add to hot oil phase to melt for proper use (54°C/129°F), usual concentration 0.5-6%. For external use only.

Applications: Lotions, creams, hair shampoos, hair conditioners, body washes, makeup products.

Country of Origin: USA

Raw material source: Palm kernel oil (RSPO certified)

Manufacture: Cetyl alcohol is made by catalytic hydrogenation of the triglycerides obtained from palm kernel oil and followed by oxidation of a chain growth product of ethylene oligomerized on a triethylaluminum catalyst.

Animal Testing: Not animal tested

GMO: Not tested for GMOs

Vegan: Does not contain animal-derived components

Documents: SDS, Fact Sheet, Sample Recipe, Certificate of Analysis

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