The Sorbithix Difference
Current Commercial Thickeners (A)
Non-ionic associative thickeners, by and large, have similar molecular structures - they are all polymer molecules comprised of variable numbers of “arms”.
Current commercial thickeners have a maximum of 4 arms, with 2 to 4 arms capped off.
Sorbeth-230 Tetraoleate (B)
A brand new molecule featuring 6 arms.
4 arms are “capped” with a hydrophobic oleate group, leaving two arms uncapped.
Because it features 2 additional arms, Sorbithix L-100 is able to attach to many more adjacent surfactant aggregates, leading to stronger performance in all surfactant systems while still maintaining formulation clarity.