H Care® CMA is used as a thickener and foam stabilizer in personal care products. It is a good, diethanolamine-free viscosity booster. H Care® CMA is available as an easy-to-handle flake product and is flowable at low room temperatures. It has a low alkali number, which requires less acid to neutralize the pH level. It has a light color and no odor.

INCI Name: Cocamide MEA

Functions: Foam Stabilizer, Thickener, Viscosity Modifier

Labeling Claims: DEA-free, Odor-free, Ulta Beauty's Conscious Beauty

Benefit Claims: Easy To Handle, Flow Enhancement, Foam Stability, Improved Thickness, Viscosity Boosting

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Physical Form
White to off-white flake
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
pH Value (1% Solution)8.5 - 10.5--
Amide Contentmin. 85%-
Melting Range60 - 65.0°C-
Colormax. 4GardnerColor (Gardner)
Free Fatty Acid Contentmax. 0.5%-
Titratable Amine Contentmax. 3%-

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