Polycarboxylates: AQUALIC™ L, H (water-soluble polymer) Sodium polyacrylate and copolymers

Basic Information

AQUALIC™ L, H are acrylic acid-based water-soluble polymers. Since its development in 1972, these have been used in many fields for many years from daily necessities to industrial uses, such as detergents, water treatment, papermaking, textiles, automobiles, and oil fields. We can vary the molecular weight and the monomer-to-monomer ratio combining various monomers. We have a wide variety of types which customers can select ones that are optimal for their applications.

Features and Properties

Highly safe and easy to handle

Available as a non-hazardous aqueous solution or powder with excellent storage stability.AQUALIC™ FH conforms with the food additive standards, and AQUALIC™ MH conforms with feed additive standards.

Wide range of applications

They can be used in a wide range of fields including in detergents, water treatment, paper making, textile treatment, engineering, and food products.

Polymer design to suit the intended application

Please selectfrom a range of products with varying structures and molecular weights, according to the usage purpose.

Product Lineup

L Series

Product TypeAbbreviationChemical Structure Appearance and Main Properties Packing TypeFeatures and Applications
Sodium polyacrylate Aqueous solutionTank truck
Can (20 kg)
Dispersant for various pigments and powders
Builder for detergents
Sequestering agent
Scale inhibitor
Deflocculation dispersant for clay
Template paint for casting steel
Quenching agent
Cement dispersant
Various other applications utilizing its dispersibility and chelating ability
White powder
Loss on Drying
5% max.
Paper bag (20 kg)
TLAcrylic acid / maleic acid copolymer salt Aqueous solutionTank truck
Can (20 kg)
HLPolyacrylic acid Aqueous solutionDrum
Can (20 kg)
Water treatment, Metal surface treatment, Ceramic dispersant, Various binders
Acrylic acid / sulfonic acid monomer copolymer salt Aqueous solutionTank truck
Dispersant, Sequestering agent, Scale inhibitor

H Series

Product TypeAbbreviationChemical Structure Appearance and Main Properties Packing TypeFeatures and Applications
IHSodium polyacrylate (Industrial use)White powder or granule
pH9~10(0.1%Aqueous solution)

Viscosity: 380 mPa·s min. (0.2% aqueous solution at 30°C)
Loss on drying: 10% max.
Paper bag
High molecular flocculant
Thickener for carpet
Water retaining and thickening agent for poultice (skin patch), Water retaining and wetting agent for food, Modifier for soil
Thickening agent for paint and paste, Adhesive reinforcer
Various other applications utilizing its thickening, water retention, water absorption, and flocculating properties
Food additives
Feed additives
FHSodium polyacrylate (Food additive use)
MHSodium polyacrylate (Feed additive use)
ASPolyacrylic acidWhite powderPaper bag (20 kg)Various binders, Pressure sensitive adhesive for poultice (skin patch), Dispersant, Water treatment agent

Examples of Applications


This lineup of products have a dispersion effect on calcium carbonate, etc.

OverviewThese products can be used as water-based dispersants, demonstrating a dispersion effect on calcium carbonate, titanium oxide, clay, etc.
With the introduction of adjustable molecular weight and various monomers, our product lineup meets various usage conditions.
EffectsImproving the stability of slurry (reducing viscosity, preventing sedimentation), Preventing the readhesion of dirt, Inhibiting scaling
Examples of UsePaint pigment, Detergent, Water treatment, etc.
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A polymer with superior safety and a reduced environmental load compared to phosphorus types.

OverviewA polymer with superior safety compared to the low molecular chelating agent EDTA.It is also notable for having a small environmental load compared to phosphorus types with strict wastewater regulations.Effective on soft metal ions and polyvalent cations such as calcium ions and magnesium ions.
EffectsWater softening, Metal ion scavenging
Examples of UseDetergent, Textile treatment, etc.
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Gelling is also possible by bonding conventional crosslinked structures with metal ions.

OverviewUsable in water systems. Reacts with alcohols and amines, etc. and can form a crosslinked structure through ester bonds and amide bonds, respectively. It can also become a gel by bonding with metal ions.
EffectsHydrophilizing,maintains shape
Examples of UseCrosslinking agent for coating film, Surface treatment agent, Binder, etc.
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Removes impurities with the trapping and adsorption of target substances.

OverviewAn anionic and water-soluble polymer that forms ionic bonds, and traps and adsorbs target substances. It can be used at wastewater treatment sites and also in the removal of impurities in the manufacturing of food products, due to its partial food additive grade.
EffectsSeparates sedimentation, Improves filterability
Examples of UseDirt and water treatment, etc.
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The high viscosity of the aqueous solution gives it superior thermal stability, which maintains viscosity even after heating.

OverviewThis aqueous solution has high viscosity as it is an electrolyte solution with a high molecular weight. The viscosity of this aqueous solution can be adjusted by changing the concentration and pH.
This aqueous solution also has excellent thermal stability, so the viscosity hardly depletes even after heating.
EffectsMoisturizing, Adjusting viscosity
Examples of UseCataplasm (skin patch), Food additives, etc.
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Request samples, SDS and catalogs, and for other queries


I would like to try the product(s) first, so can I receive some samples?
Yes, we can deliver samples to you.
Is there a lineup of products with different molecular weights and pH values?
Yes, Please check the Catalog.
Can you export these products overseas?
We have experience in exporting our products to countries around the world.