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By: Rachel Grabenhofer, C&T magazine
Posted: August 24, 2010
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Rheology modifier for aqueous surfactant-based formulations
US Patent Application 20100204081
Publication date: August 12, 2010
Assignee: Hercules Inc.
The present invention relates to aqueous formulations, useful in personal care, oral care, household and institutional applications, that contain polymers comprised of a water-soluble synthetic backbone with covalently connected hydrophobic ends that can deliver salt-like rheology to surfactant formulations containing surfactant concentrations where thickening by salt is not effective.