VP/Hexadecene Copolymer (AakoFilm PA-16) is a light colored liquid film former which shows superior long lasting water repellency and rub resistance. AakoFilm PA-16 is also an excellent pigment dispersant and suspending agent for sun screen pigments such as Titanium Dioxide (AakoSun TiO2) and Zinc Oxide (AakoSun ZnO). As a result addition of AakoFilm PA-16 is able to boost the SPF of sun screen formulations.
VP/Hexadecene Copolymer is a useful ingredient to include in long-lasting sunscreen creams and lotions or anhydrous formulations.
Aakofilm PA-16 is liquid at room temperature and can be used in cold-process formulations. Premix AakoFilm PA-16 with pigments or oil soluble UV-filters for easy incorporation. AakoFilm PA-16 is amphiphilic and will usually enhance the stability of emulsions. However, it may be necessary to adjust the level of traditional emulsifiers if adding AakoFilm PA-16 to an existing formulation.
Use level in sun care formulations 1-2 %.
Aakofilm PA-16 can also be used in other applications such as insect repellency, colour cosmetics, skin and hair care.
When stored cool in the original unopened containers, this product has a usable life of 24 months from the date of production.