The Most Powerful Biodegradable Surfactant Thickener On The Market

Meet Stellathix, the breakthrough star-shaped polymeric thickener designed for both sulfated and sulfate-free surfactants in mass market cleansing formulations. Leveraging advanced polymer expertise - typically exclusive to higher priced thickeners used in luxury cleansers - Stellathix is a formidable 10 times more potent than ordinary thickeners used in mass-market shampoos.

  • Game-Changing Thickening Efficiency

StellaThix offers 10 to 15 times more thickening efficiency compared to cheap economy thickeners like PEG-150 Diistearate in mass market sulfated shampoos, and 2 to 3 times more powerful than advanced non-ionic thickeners used in challenging sulfate-free surfactant systems.

  • Versatility and Compatibility

StellaThix’s unique polymer structure enables it to thicken any type of surfactant system with incredible efficiency, even when adding in ingredients that would normally de-stablize cleansing formulations. This efficiency creates both formulation flexibility and significant cost savings for mass market shampoos.

  • Eco-Friendly, Biodegradable, Non-Microplastic

Stellathix is the only non-ionic thickener on the market classified as Ultimately Biodegradable by ISO 14851 standards, and is not considered a microplastic according to new EU environmental regulations. It represents a giant leap in safe sustainable ingredients for mass market cleansers.

Stellathix Products

Trade Name INCI
Stellathix Sorbeth-230 Pentastearate (and) Cocamide MEA
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Features & Applications of Stellathix

Product Primary Application Secondary Application Features
  • Mass Market Shampoos, Cleansers
  • Liquid Detergents, Other Household & Industrial Cleansing Applications, Thickening Bio-based Surfactant Systems
Incredible viscosity boosting efficacy, versatile and compatible with all surfactant systems, Ultimately Biodegradable, Non-Microplastic

  • Mild and Non-Irritating

  • Reduce usage of surfactants and detergents while still maintaining viscosity

  • Easily incorporate high fragrance levels, essential oils, polyol humectants, and other challenging ingredients without affecting viscosity and clarity

  • Compatibility with all anionic, cationic, non-ionic surfactants and thickeners

Verses PEG Distearates

PEG Distearates are inexpensive, but require significantly more usage to match viscosity.


They are less effective in challenging surfactants, and high use levels affect texture and user experience.  And in cases like Sarconsinate surfactants, PEG 150 Distearates will not work at all without significant use of co-thickeners.  


Stellathix resolves all of these issues at a fraction of the usage rate, even in mild amino-acid based surfactant systems.  
Verses PEG 150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate

Older non-ionic thickeners are often harder to use with performance that does not scale in more modern surfactant systems.

Stellathix retains its excellent efficacy regardless of the surfactant system.
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