Polyquaternium 4


Item #: 1040

Best available price $17.91/kg
Polyquaternium 4 - drum25KG
QTY in KG FOB price per KG 1)
25 $20.22
50 $20.12
100 $20.02
200 $19.92
300 $19.82
400 $19.67
500 $19.57
600 $19.47
700 $19.37
800 $19.27

Benefits Polyquaternium 4

  • Excellent film forming properties
  • Smooth feel to hair and skin
  • High curl retention
  • Can be used in many hair/skin products
  • Strong hold and conditioning properties
  • Wholesale quantities by a reliable supplier

Packaging Description

  • Fiber board drums of 25 KG. One full pallet is 36 drums (900 KG). One 20ft container is 10 pallets (9 MT)


Available for shipment within 2 weeks

Product information Polyquaternium 4


What is polyquaternium 4? Polyquaternium 4 is a cosmetic ingredient that is broadly used in hair conditioners and skin care lotions and creams. It is a highly cationic conditioner and fixative useful at a wide range of pH and low viscosity. Both water soluble and providing antistatic and film forming properties, Polyquaternium 4 in hair products is extensively used in styling applications, hair mousses, and conditioners.
INCI Name Polyquaternium-4
Chemical Name Cellulose, 2-hydroxyethyl ether, polymer with N,N-dimethyl-N-(2-propenyl)-2-propenaminium chloride
HS Code 3912.90
CAS Number 92183-41-0
Product Form Powder
Region of Origin Asia Pacific
Reach Yes
Product Group Polyquaterniums

Product Group Description

Most polyquaterniums have conditioning, antistatic and film forming product functions in common. Polyquaterniums are positively charged, which make them ideal ingredients to ionically bond to hair and skin, and they will neutralize negative charges keeping the hair static-free. These ingredients are often used in shampoos, conditioners, liquid hand soaps, shower gel, lotions, hair mousse, hair spray and many other haircare, skincare, and body care applications.

What is polyquaternium? Polyquaternium is a personal care market specific designation for a group of polycationic polymers. The word polyquaternium refers to quaternary ammonium compounds, which are salts of quaternary ammonium cations. Quaternary ammonium cations (quats) are positively charged polyatomic ions.

The International Nomenclature for Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) by the Personal Care Products Council, contains a long list of polymers with names starting with Polyquaternium followed by a number. The numbering is on basis of the registration sequence and has neither a specific meaning nor does it refer to specific chemical structures of the polymers. Well-known examples of the polyquaternium range are:

Polyquaternium 4 – hydroxyethyl cellulose dimethyl diallyl ammonium chloride copolymer; Diallyldimethylammonium chloride-hydroxyethyl cellulose copolymer, highly cationic conditioner, and fixative.
Polyquaternium 7 – copolymer of acrylamide and diallyldimethylammonium chloride. High molecular weight polyquat, good detangler, conditioning agent, and film former for hair care.
Polyquaternium 10 – quaternized hydroxy ethyl cellulose with antistatic agent, moisturizing and non-tacky film forming properties.
Polyquaternium 11 – copolymer of vinylpyrrolidone and quaternized dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate. A quaternary ammonium compound, which improves combability, natural shine and provides smoothness and soft feel.
Polyquaternium 22 – copolymer of acrylic acid and diallyldimethylammonium chloride. Known for excellent conditioning qualities and ability to provide stiff hold in hair styling products.
Polyquaternium 37 – poly (2-methacryloxyethyltrimethylammonium chloride).
Polyquaternium 39 – terpolymer of acrylic acid, acrylamide and diallyldimethylammonium chloride, which has great conditioning and styling attributes and is used in curl retention products.
Polyquaternium 47 – terpolymer of acrylic acid, methacrylamidopropyl trimethylammonium chloride, and methyl acrylate. Is known for its great detangling capabilities.

Markets, applications & functions Polyquaternium 4

Product Functions Anti-static agent, Conditioning, Film forming, Moisturizing
Similar or equivalent to TRIquat Force, Polyquat L420KC, Celquat L-200, Celquat H-100, Thoroquat 200L, Phytosleek, PQ4, PQ 4, PQ-4
Applications Body Lotions, Body Washes, Hair Conditioners, Hair Lotions, Hair Mousses, Hair Sprays, Skin/Sun Creams
SubMarket Body Care, Hair Care, Skin Care
Market Personal Care

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