ExoAlc 1618 flakes (Cetearyl alcohol)

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EXOalc 1618 flakes is a non-ionic surfactant (INCI name: Cetearyl alcohol), which is a mixture of cetyl and stearyl alcohol. The commercial product is a white, waxy solid in the form of flakes. The product is a derivative based on renewable plant raw materials and is mainly used in cosmetic applications.

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Properties and applications

Product advantages:

  • effective emollient and conditioner for washing and care cosmetics for skin and hair,
  • provides smoothness of skin and hair,
  • restores hair elasticity and softness,
  • rheology modifier (improves the consistency of preparations),
  • foam stabilizer,
  • stabilizes emulsions such as oil in water (O/W), water in oil (W/O) and anhydrous preparations,
  • does not cause allergic reactions,
  • based on renewable plant raw materials.


  • shampoos, conditioners, serums, hair masks,
  • preparations for hair colouring,
  • hair gels,
  • hand, foot and body creams
  • eye creams,
  • anti-wrinkle creams,
  • sunscreens,
  • after-shave creams,
  • self-tanners,
  • lotions, moisturisers (including for children),
  • preparations for washing face and body,
  • peeling scrubs,
  • anti-acne preparations,
  • make-up bases, foundations,
  • mascara, eyeliners,
  • lipsticks, lip balms,
  • make-up removers,
  • depilation preparations,
  • lubricants, metalworking fluids,
  • component of emulsion skimmers,
  • component of open time regulators (so-called OTE – Open Time Extenders) – products that extend the drying of coatings.

Markets and applications
Lubricants and metalworking fluids, base oils, additives
Paints & Coatings
Personal Care
Pulp & Paper

Foam stabiliser
Rheology modifiers
Softening agents


Surfactants / Non-ionic surfactants

Alternative names
Cetearyl alcohol, Alkohole C16-18, alkohol cetylostearylowy, (C16-C18) Alkyl alcohol, Alcohols, C16-18, Cetearyl alcohol, Cetostearyl alcohol, Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol, Fatty alcohols.

Manufacturer: PCC Exol SA

PCC EXOL SA is one of the most important manufacturers of surfactants and chemical formulations in Central and Eastern Europe. The company offers surfactants, specialist additives and chemical formulations for many branches of industry.

PCC Group

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