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HallStar® PEG 6000 DS

INCI Name: PEG-150 Distearate
Product Code: H016
CAS #: 9005-08-7
EINECS: Polymer Exempt
Brand: HallStar®

HallStar® PEG 6000 DS is an ester made from the reaction of vegetable-derived triple-pressed grade stearic acid and a defined high molecular weight polyethylene glycol. It is commonly used to thicken mild, amphoteric-containing surfactant systems, such as baby shampoos, baby baths, facial scrubs, facial cleansers, body washes, body scrubs and shaving foams. It also finds application in color cosmetics as an auxiliary emulsifer (HLB ~18.4). The typically employed use level is 1 – 3%.

All its components are listed in the following countries (registration numbers for the active ingredients in parentheses): Europe (EINECS-polymer exemption), Japan (ENCS 7-88), Canada (DSL 9005-08-7), Australia (AICS 9005-08-7), United States (TSCA 9005-08-7), Korea (ECL Serial No. KE-27621), Philippines (PICCS 9005-08-7) and China (EICS Part 1).

Features & Benefits:

  • Emulsifying Agent (O/W)
  • Thickener (aqueous)
Appearance (25°C) Off-white flake
pH (3% dispersion) 5
Acid Value (mg KOH/g) 8
Iodine Value (gI2/100g) 0.05
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g) 17
Boiling Point (°C) >150
Density (g/cc) 0.968 (65°C)
Type Nonionic
HLB 18.4
Cloud point (°C) 83
Melting Point (°C) 56
Flash Point (°C) 249 (COC)
RVOC, U.S. EPA (%) 0
Insoluble In
  • Mineral Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
Soluble In
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Water (hot)
Toxicology Profile
  • Ingestion: Large amounts may produce gatrointestinal disturbances such as irritation, nausea and diarrhea.
  • Ocular / Eye Irritation: Slight if occurs
  • Skin Irritation: Mild (prolonged or excessive contact)
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Irritation: Inhalation of dust may be irritating
  • Drum - 250lbs
  • Pail - 25lbs

Regional Approvals:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • EU
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Taiwan
  • US


  • Deodorants
  • Facial Cleansers
  • Facial Color Cosmetics
  • Liquid Handsoaps
  • Shampoos
  • Shaving Products
  • Shower Gels/Body Washes

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