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POLYCRYLENE®

INCI Name: Polyester-8
Product Code: 1030
CAS #: 862993-96-2
EINECS: Polymer exempt
Patents: 6,800,274; 6,962,692; 7,981,402
Brand: Polycrylene®

Polycrylene® (INCI Name: Polyester-8) is a copolymer of Adipic Acid and Neopentyl Glycol that is terminated with Cyanodiphenyl Propenoic Acid (average MW ~1900 daltons). To improve handling, a small percentage of polymer molecules are terminated at one end with Octyldodecanol.

The cyanodiphenyl propenoate moiety absorbs solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation with a peak at 303 nm. On a weight-to-weight basis, three grams of Polycrylene® absorbs roughly as much UV radiation as one gram of Octocrylene. Therefore, at recommended use levels of 1-4%, its minimal UVB absorbance will not directly affect SPF. Nonetheless, Polycrylene® retains Octocrylene’s ability to photostabilize Avobenzone via a triplet quenching mechanism, albeit with somewhat lower, but still impressive, efficiency. It also works synergistically with Corapan® TQ (Diethylhexyl 2,6-Naphthalate) to photostabilize Avobenzone.

Polycrylene® may also improve the substantivity of sunscreen formulations as measured by resistance to wash-off. For example, a sunscreen formulation containing 3% Polycrylene® was substantially more water resistant than a similar formulation without Polycrylene® after immersion in a water bath for 20 minutes.

Features & Benefits:

  • SPF Enhancement
  • Substantivity Aid
  • Sunscreen Active Photostabilizer
Appearance (25°C) Clear to slightly opalescent viscous liquid
Odor Mild, characteristic
Color Golden to tan
Color (Gardner) 7
Dielectric Constant (25°C) 7.7
Acid Value (mg KOH/g) 5
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g) 400
Refractive Index (25°C) 1.498
Water [Moisture] (%) <0.1%
Insoluble In
  • Water
Soluble In
  • Alcohol [Ethanol]
  • Cosmetic Esters
Solvency Of
  • Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone) ~10%
  • Benzophenone-3 (Oxybenzone) ~20%
Toxicology Profile
  • Genotoxicity: Not genotoxic
  • Ocular Irritation Potential (HET-CAM) Test: Slight irritation potential
  • Phototoxicity: Not phototoxic
  • Repeat Insult Patch Test (Human): Not irritating to skin
  • Sensitization: Not sensitizing
Packaging
  • Drum - 220kgs
  • Pail - 20kgs

Regional Approvals:

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Taiwan
  • US

Applications:

  • Beach Wear Sun Care
  • Daily Wear Sun Care

Formulas:

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Name Regional Acceptance  Formula Number
"No O" Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen CreamASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ5-68
Absolute Sunscreen Spray SPF 100ASEAN, Canada, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ11-300
Absolute Sunscreen Spray SPF 50ASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ12-24
Absolute Sunscreen Spray SPF 70ASEAN, Canada, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ11-299B
Anti-Blue Light Daily Primer SPF 30US, Canada, EU, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, Korea, New Zealand, ASEAN, MERCOSURJZ13-115
Beach Sunscreen Spray SPF 70ASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ12-167B
Biphasic Three-O-Free Sunscreen Spray SPF 30US, Canada, EU, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, Korea, ASEAN, MERCOSURJZ13-110
Clog-Free Zinc Spray SPF 50ASEAN, Canada, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ12-226
Cold Process Sunscreen Cream SPF 30ASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ11-232B
Daily Wear with Blue Light Protection SPF 30US, Canada, EU, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Philippines, Korea, ASEAN, MERCOSURJZ13-105
Fast-Absorbing Sunscreen Spray SPF 50ASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ12-253
Oil Protect You!ASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ13-201
Rosy Spray SPF 30ASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ14-56
SPF 30 Zinc Spray with Blue Light ProtectionASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ13-111
Sunlight Bluelight Protection SPF 30ASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ13-280
Three-O-Free Broad Spectrum Spray SPF 50GlobalJZ8-62B
Three-O-Free Olive Daily Wear Sunscreen Spray SPF 30ASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ13-109
Three-O-Free Sunscreen Alcohol Spray SPF 30ASEAN, Australia, EU, Japan, MERCOSUR, USJZ8-150
Three-O-Free Sunscreen Gel SPF 50 for Wet SkinASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ13-108
Ultra-High SPF 100 SprayASEAN, Australia, Canada, EU, Japan, Korea, MERCOSUR, New Zealand, Philippines, Taiwan, USJZ12-170


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