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  • Product Details & Information

    PHMB is a Formaldehyde free, Halogen free, Paraben free, aqueous-based cationic preservative, active against spoilage bacteria. Its gentle nature makes it ideal for both rinse-off and leave-on applications. It is available as a 20% water solution. The recommended use level is up to .03% active (1.5% of the 20% water solution). PLEASE NOTE that this product is incompatible with anionic surfactants and soaps, and should be kept at a pH below 8.0 and should not be heated above 80 degrees C.

  • Uses & Applications

    Personal Care: Antimicrobial used in shampoo, hair care products, skin cream, lotion and moisturizer, sunscreen and wet wipes

    Cosmetics: Antimicrobial used in mascara, eye liner and make-up remover

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  • Packaging


  • Shelf Life

    Two Years from Date of Manufacture when Stored According to MSDS Recommendations

  • INCI Name

    Polyaminopropyl Biguanide

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Sales Specifications of PHMB (Polyaminopropyl Biguanide) Standard Liquid

ParametersSpecificationsTest Methods
DESCRIPTION Colorless to pale yellow, clear or almost clear liquid
Chemical Name Aqueous solution of Poly hexamethyleneguanide hydrochloride.
Density @ 20°C 1.035 – 1.046
pH 4.0 – 5.0
Solid Content, % 19.0 – 21.0
Absorbance 236/220 nm 1.2 – 1.6
Absorbance (1%, 236 nm) 400 min
Specs & MSDS of PHMB