Ethylene Glycol Di Stearate (EGDS)
Ethylene Glycol Di Stearate (EGDS) Is manufactured by the reaction of stearic acid with ethylene glycol. It is a mixture of mono- and di- esters, as reflected in its saponification value. Its effectiveness as an opacifier and pearlizing agent is due to its near insolubility in aqueous systems. It is a low HLB emulsifier, opacifier, and emulsion stabilizer for O/W and W/O systems It white to cream-colored waxy solid used to condition skin. This product is soluble in hydrocarbons, esters, ketones, chlorinated hydrocarbons and insoluble in water.
CAS No. 627-82-2
Synonyms: : EGDS, Stearic Acid Glycol Ester
- It is used as a “pearlizing” agent in body washes and hair care products.
- It is used as pacifiers and lotions stabilizer for creams
- It is used increase the thickness of certain cosmetic products (like creams and lotions)
- It is used to reduce the clear or transparent appearance of cosmetics, such as in make-up concealers.
Appearance :White flake solid
Acid value : 4.0 max.
SAP value : 190 -205
Iodine Value: 3 max