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  • Problems dissolving Cetrimide BP

    Posted by Anonymous on December 1, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Hi all,

    Anyone here have experience working with cetrimide?
    We recently got a new supplier for this raw material to use in our lotions and conditioner and our product champion QC’ed it before sending it to production, but he dissolved it in water. In the majority of our products it is dissolved in oils and butters so I am wondering if we should be looking into another supplier or if things need to be reformulated.
    The times I have had to make a product with it I have had to heat it much higher to break it down which isn’t really ideal with the rest of the raw materials. We have talked about sifting it and scrapping the larger/harder pieces, but that creates an inventory variance that affects the room’s production bonus.

    Any thoughts?

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  • OldPerry

    December 2, 2013 at 9:35 am

    According to this Cetrimide BP is soluble in water 20g / 100mL so there shouldn’t be a problem with dissolving it in water.

    I do not exactly understand your question.  What specifically do you want to know?
  • Anonymous

    December 2, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Basically, we have never had any problems dissolving our cetrimide without the use of water with our previous supplier. This new stuff seems to need to be heated at a much higher temperature in order to achieve this, which is why I am wondering if we should look into other suppliers or reformulate the products as none of them have water in them (Previously we have just added the cetrimide in with our oils and other chemicals and heated them together without the use of water)

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