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MaizeThix

MaizeThix
MaizeThix™ is a natural, cornstarch based thickener for shampoo, body wash, facial cleansers and other surfactant based systems. MaizeThix™ works exceptionally well to build viscosity in difficult to thicken surfactant systems and out performs all other starch or cellulose gum thickeners. MaizeThix™ functions well in neutral to mildly acidic systems and is tolerant of low pH and salt. MaizeThix™ imparts a silky feel in rinse-off and will not compromise foam. MaizeThix™ is easy to disperse in room temperature water and will not develop "fish eyes".

Formulating Guidelines:
MaizeThix™ is easily dispersed into room temperature water. Gently stir until MaizeThix™ is completely incorporated and hydrated. When incorporated and hydrated (allow 15-20 minutes for hydrating) at the recommended percentages, MaizeThix™ will typically form a very, thick paste-like consistency. For cold-process formulas, the liquid surfactant should be directly added to the hydrated MaizeThix™ and gently stirred until incorporated. As additional ingredients are added to the formula, MaizeThix™ will loose its paste-like consistency and develop a lovely rheology and consistency. Reducing the pH of the finished shampoo may increase viscosity. Essential oils, fragrance oils and other ingredients may have an effect on the viscosity of the finished formula.

MaizeThix™ can be used as the only thickener or in combination with other thickeners. When used as the only thickener in shampoo or body wash, we typically recommend using 5.0%-7.0%. MaizeThix™ is nonionic and is compatible with most other gums and starches such as GuarSilk™. MaizeThix™ and GuarSilk offer synergistic thickening and conditioning. We suggest 5.0% MaizeThix and 0.2% GuarSilk for a light, conditioning formula. Please see our formulary for sample formulas:

Botanical Rose Geranium Shampoo

Lemongrass and Myrtle Bath Gel

INCI Name: Modified Cornstarch

pH: 6.5-7.5 (6% in distilled water)

Physical Form: White, coarse powder

Solubility: Water Soluble

Viscosity (5.0-8.0%): 35-40,000 cps

Nonionic

Natural - Food Grade – GRAS




 
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