• 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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  • Shelf Life

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

  • INCI Name

    Polyaminopropyl Biguanide

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