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Lubrizol Introduces Naturally Derived and Non Ethoxylated Thickener

CLEVELAND, September 24, 2013 - The Lubrizol Corporation introduces Glucamate(TM) CCO thickener. This newest rheology modifier in the family of methyl glucoside derivatives is a non-ethoxylated, naturally derived thickener for mild surfactant systems. This product is compatible with a variety of sulfate and sulfate-free surfactants, is exceptionally easy to use and provides unprecedented formulation flexibility, allowing formulator creativity in a cost-effective manner.

Glucamate CCO thickener is an ester of methyl glucose that structures surfactants in personal care cleansing formulations, enabling elegant face, body and hair cleansing products that are crystal clear and mild on the skin. Its excellent compatibility with a wide range of ingredients gives formulators the freedom to create many different kinds of high-performing products. 93% derived from natural sources, Glucamate CCO thickener is ideal as a thickener in ethoxylate-free surfactant cleansing formulations where a high renewable ingredient content is desired.


  • Easy to use, fully cold-processable and can reduce total formulation cost as it is supplied as a 80 wt% TS liquid
  • Thickens both ethoxylated and non-ethoxylated surfactant systems efficiently, providing formulation flexibility and enhanced formulation performance
  • 93% plant derived by weight, enabling formulations that contain high levels of renewable carbon
  • Non-ethoxylated, meeting a key market trend toward ingredients that do not contain ethoxylation or residual 1,4 dioxane

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About Lubrizol Personal and Home Care

We develop, manufacture and market a broad range of specialty chemicals for skin care, hair care, bath and shower, surface care and fabric care. Our innovative ingredients and additives modify physical properties, enhance functional performance and deliver aesthetic benefits to drive key consumer product claims. Botanical extracts from Active Organics and peptide-based active cosmetic ingredients and delivery systems from Lipotec strategically expand our product portfolio and build on our current capabilities, formulations expertise and global manufacturing footprint to take innovation to the next level. We are persistently committed to providing you with powerful, proven solutions so you can formulate with confidence(TM).

About The Lubrizol Corporation


The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a technology-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimize the quality, performance and value of customers' products while reducing their environmental impact. It produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets. These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, as well as additives for gasoline and diesel fuel. In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of specialty resins and additives.

With headquarters in Wickliffe, Ohio, Lubrizol owns and operates manufacturing facilities in 17 countries, as well as sales and technical offices around the world. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol has approximately 7,000 employees worldwide. Revenues for 2012 were $6.1 billion. For more information, visit

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The Lubrizol Corporation



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