Description: All-purpose thickening agent. NF grade, 95% active components. Composed of fatty alcohols, 70:30 ratio. C18 weight percentage stearyl alcohol 60-75% and C16 weight percentage cetyl alcohol 25-35%. HLB 15.5 (creates oil-in-water emulsions but only to a limited degree). White flakes or pastilles, mild characteristic odor. Not soluble in water. Partially soluble in alcohol.