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HallStar® NCD-20

INCI Name: Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20
Product Code: H064
CAS #: 67762-27-0, 68439-49-6
EINECS: 267-008-6, Polymer exempt
Brand: HallStar®

HallStar® NCD-20 is a high quality, readily emulsifiable product. It consists of a defined proportion of Cetearyl Alcohol (common name Cetostearyl Alcohol or Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol) and Ceteareth-20. It has broad pH stability and finds application as an oil-in-water (O/W) emulsion base. It may be used as the primary or secondary emulsifier in a wide variety of lotions, creams and pastes. Because it is not an ester and is nonionic, it can be used in systems far from neutral pH, such as hair relaxers, depilatories, creme lotion developers, and AHA skin care creams. HallStar® NCD-20 is dispersible in hot water and is typically utilized at 1 to 2.5% when utilized as a co-emulsifier and at up to 10% of the finished product composition when it is the sole emulsifier. Store in sealed packages at temperatures not exceeding 90°F (32°C) to minimize caking and prevent liquefaction.

Features & Benefits:

  • Bodying Agent
  • Co-emulsifying Agent
  • Emulsifying Agent (O/W)
  • Emulsion Stabilizing Agent
Appearance White waxy flake
Odor Mild
Hydroxyl Value (mg KOH/g) 155
C18 (%) 72
C16 (%) 28
Melting Point (°C) 51
Acid Value (mg KOH/g) 0.2
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g) 1
Soluble In
  • Water (hot: dispersible)
Toxicology Profile
  • CIR Expert Panel: Found to be safe at levels far above those recommended for use when properly formulated. The Expert Panel recommended that all PEG compounds (including the Ceteareth-20 in HallStar NCD-20) not be used on damaged skin or under conditions where N-nitroso compounds could form.
  • JACT/IJT Reference(s): J. Amer. Coll. Toxicol. (JACT) 7(3): 359-413 (1988) and Intl. J Toxicol. (IJT) 18(S3): (1999).
  • Bag - 50lbs
  • Drum - 200lbs


  • Acid neutralizer
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  • Daily Wear Sun Care
  • Depilatories
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Name Regional Acceptance  Formula Number
Hair Relaxer Regular ActivatorUSJZ5-259D
Nourishing UV Lotion SPF 50+ PA++++ASEAN, China, EU, Japan, Korea, Philippines, TaiwanSZ-19037

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