Carbomer Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Carbomer in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Carbomer is a polymer with a high molecular weight. It's a typical thickening that's used in a wide range of personal care products, as well as disposable sanitising gels. As one of the main import suppliers of carbomer in China, Lubrizol's Carbomer U20/21 and 940/941 are widely used models on the market.

Lubrizol Carbomer U21 generally costs 250-290 RMB/kg, while 940 costs between 150 and 180 RMB/kg. However, as a result of the epidemic, carbomer prices soared in 2020, disrupting supply to China.

Furthermore, domestic manufacturing was unable to meet overseas demand, resulting in an increase in carbomer prices. Lubrizol Carbomer U21's market price went up to 380 RMB/kg, while the price of 940 increased to 319 USD/kg.

Procurement Resource provides latest prices of Carbomer. Each price database is tied to a user-friendly graphing tool dating back to 2014, which provides a range of functionalities: configuration of price series over user defined time period; comparison of product movements across countries; customisation of price currencies and unit; extraction of price data as excel files to be used offline.

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Carbomer refers to a series of polymers that is primarily composed of acrylic acid. In appearance, it is a white, fluffy powder. It helps to distribute or suspend an insoluble solid in a liquid, keep emulsions from separating into their oil and liquid components, control the consistency and flow of the products, and can absorb and retain water.

It is most commonly used as a gelling agent in cosmetics and personal care products to produce creams, ointments, and gels, especially formulated for the application on mucous membranes. It can be found in a wide range of product types including skin, makeup, and hair care products.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Carbomer
Industrial Uses Cosmetics and Personal care industry, Superadsorbent polymers (SAPs) and disposable diapers, Ion exchange resins, Detergents, Thickening and dispersing agents, Suspending and emulsifying agents , Pharmaceuticals, Paints and adhesive, Construction Chemicals
Chemical Formula (C3H4O2)n
Synonyms 9003-01-4, Poly(acrylic acid) (PAA), poly(1-carboxyethylene), Alcosperse, Aquatreat, Sokalan
Supplier Database Evonik Industries AG, The Lubrizol Corporation, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co.,Ltd., Ashland Global Holdings Inc, Sumitomo Corporation, Hannong Chemicals Inc., Basildon Chemical Co. Ltd
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Processes

  • Production of Carbomer via Free Radical Polymerisation

In order to produce Carbomer, the process of free radical polymerisation is utilised. In this process, thermochemical initiators such as potassium persulfate and AIBN are utilised to complete the free radical polymerisation of acrylic acid. The monomers used to produce Carbomer are acrylic acid and polyalkenyl polyethers.


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