Polyacrylic Acid/Carbomer/Acrylic Acid Polymer Powder

Other Trading Names:

  • Polyacrylic Acid

CAS Number: 9003-04-7

HS Code:  39069040

Types of Packaging:

  • 25 kg drum
  • 25 kg bag
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Polyacrylic Acid/Carbomer/Acrylic Acid Polymer Powder


White powder /granule


5000-9000 m Pa.s

Loss on drying,

≤ 10 %

Sulfate( SO4),

≤ 0.5 %


≤ 0.0002 %

Heavy metals(Pb),

≤ 0.002 %

Low polymers(below 1000)

% ≤5

Residue on ignition

≤ 76

PH value(1% water solution),25°C


Chemical Description

  • Polyacrylic acid (PAA) is a synthetic polymer derived from the polymerization of acrylic acid monomers.
  • It has the chemical formula (C3H4O2)n, where "n" represents the number of repeating units in the polymer chain.
  • Polyacrylic acid typically appears as a white, fluffy powder and can form a transparent, viscous gel when dispersed in water.
  • The polymer is water-soluble and can also dissolve in polar organic solvents like ethanol and methanol.
  • Its solubility is influenced by pH levels, with increased solubility in alkaline conditions due to the ionization of its carboxyl groups.
  • The molecular weight of polyacrylic acid can range from a few thousand to several million, impacting its viscosity and gel-forming properties.
  • Polyacrylic acid is highly sensitive to pH changes; in acidic conditions, the carboxyl groups are protonated, leading to reduced solubility and gelation.
  • It exhibits excellent thickening, suspending, and stabilizing properties, making it valuable in various industrial and consumer applications.
  • Polyacrylic acid is commonly used in the production of superabsorbent polymers, which are essential in personal hygiene products like diapers and adult incontinence pads.
  • In the pharmaceutical industry, it serves as a drug delivery agent, enhancing the bioavailability of medications through controlled release mechanisms.
  • It is also utilized in the cosmetic industry, particularly in formulations of lotions, creams, and gels, due to its ability to provide a smooth, non-greasy texture.
  • As an adhesive, polyacrylic acid is employed in the paper and textile industries for its excellent binding properties.
  • The polymer acts as a dispersant in detergents and cleaners, helping to prevent the redeposition of soil particles on surfaces and fabrics.
  • Polyacrylic acid can be crosslinked with other polymers or chemical agents to enhance its mechanical strength and stability.
  • It is environmentally friendly due to its biodegradability and non-toxic nature, making it suitable for various eco-friendly products.
  • In water treatment, polyacrylic acid is used as a scale inhibitor and dispersant to prevent the formation of mineral deposits in pipes and boilers.
  • The versatility of polyacrylic acid allows for its application in a wide range of industries, including agriculture, where it is used to improve soil water retention.
  • Researchers continue to explore new applications and modifications of polyacrylic acid to enhance its properties and expand its utility in emerging technologies.
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