Volume XXIII - Nr.2 - December 2008


The dethixotropic agent

ADF-oleile® (Vevy Codex 04.0196) is a viscosity stabilizer and dethixotropic and anti-thickener agent for O/W emulsions. Viscosity regulator, it fluidifies emulsions as needed allowing to get fluid milks from emulsions with a cream consistency. Furthermore ADF-oleile stabilizes an emulsion towards temperature changes (thermo-rheostabilizing property).

Chemicophysical and toxicological tests did not ever give value to the so-called “bad imitations” which ADF-oleile can claim on the market. In its 48 years of life many pages have been written on ADF. Here you can find only some quotes:

  1. “Viscostatico, fluidificante y estabilizante de las emulsiones”. Nueva Estetica 52.
  2. “Studio della velocità di sedimentazione all’ultracentrifuga di un latte ottenuto con ADF-Oleile”. Relata Technica 1965, 3:3-9.
  3. “L’ADF Oleile” Lexicon Vevy Europe 1986, 4:62-64.
  4. “Viscosity modifier ADF-OLEILE”. Cosmetics & Toiletries 1986, vol. 101:31.
  5. “Milk for sun protection”. Cosmetics & Toiletries Ed.it. 1987, 4:76.
  6. “Preparazioni per uso topico in farmacia” Lexicon Vevy Europe 1988, 5:58-61.
  7. “Il contributo italiano in cosmetologia”. Lexicon Vevy Europe 1988, 6:80.
  8. “ADF-oleile”. Lexicon Vevy Europe 1993, 5:62-63.
  9. “How to avoid thyxotropic phenomena in liquid emulsions”. Relata Technica 1994, 1:13-18.
  10. “Thixotropy: how to avoid it” Lexicon Vevy Europe 2001, 1:2-3.



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