Sanyo Chemical

Who is Sanyo Chemical ?

  • A company that develops chemical solutions for the needs of the end-user.
  • A company focused on Research and Development, with 30% of its employ working in R&D.
  • A company that has experience of specifically developing chemicals to match the requests of our users, having done so 3000 times so far,


To contribute toward building a better society through chemistry.


The creation of functions based on surface control technology, polymer design and synthetic technology.

Salanjul is part of the "Health Care" market.

Company overview (as of March 31, 2020)
Company Name Sanyo Chemical Industries, Ltd.
Head Office 11-1, Ikkyo Nomoto-cho,
Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Date of Establishment November 1st, 1949
Capital \13 billion
Consolidated Net Sales \155.5 billion
Number of Employees 2,060 (consolidated)
Place of business 【Head Office】Kyoto
【Research Laboratory】Kyoto
(Higashiyama & Katsura)
【Branch Offices】Tokyo and Osaka
【Sales Offices】Nagoya, Hiroshima
and Fukuoka
【Factories】Tokai, Handa,
Kashima (Ibaraki Pref.) and Kyoto
Stock Exchanges Tokyo


An aqueous rheology control agent for cosmetics.

  1. Natural ingredients
  2. Excellent dispersibility
  3. Smooth and refreshing feel

SALANJUL is a thickening agent containing starch-based natural ingredients. It was developed by applying the a self-pioneered SAP technology. Unlike other companies' products it has excellent dispersibility and a smooth, refreshing feel; this makes it particularly popular in cosmetic markets throughout Southeast Asia and other subtropical regions.

中文名称 聚丙烯酸钠接枝淀粉**
Appearance White powder
pH (0.5 wt%) 6.0

* Cornstarch is used as raw material.
** Only for SALANJUL ST-100MC, SALANJUL ST-100ST and SALANJUL 1000

Application Examples

SALANJUL is used as a thickening and texture modifying agent in various cosmetic products.

  1. Gel cream
  2. Lotion
  3. Refreshing Facial Cleansing Form
  4. Anti-Aging Essence
  5. Face Packs


Lightweight Feeling

The gel has a light texture with no stickiness.(n= H-B index. The higher the value, the less the stickiness).

τ 0+ηH(dy/dt)n
τ :Shear Stress
τ0 :Yield Stress
ηH :Apparent Viscosity Coefficient
dy/dt :Shear Rate

Nihon Reoroji Gakkaishi P.89-94 vol.30 2002

*As mentioned above, our product has a more lightweight feel than our competitor's brands.

Ease of Use

Highly Water-dispersible / Simple Gel Formation Can be used with polyols to aid with dispersion.

Gel Appearance

Salanjul Gel has a moderate matte texture.

Salanjul Performance Quality - Technical information



[Measurement temperature:25℃]



[Measurement temperature:25℃]
[1 wt % in water]

Temperature Effect


[0.5 wt %in water]



[0.8 wt % in water]

Viscosity under Shear

The viscosity remains stable even under shear stress.


[Measurement temperature:25℃]
[1 wt %in water]
Rotation Speed: 2000rpm

Effect of Light

The viscosity rapidly decreases under sunlight.
Chelating agents are effective in preventing decreases in viscosity.


[Each gel contains Phenoxyethanol 0.25 wt %]

Effect of Alcohol


[Measurement temperature:25℃]
[1 wt %in water]

Effect of Salt

Viscosity decreases when salt is added


[Measurement temperature:25℃]
[1 wt %in water]


Why is Salanjul matte, rather than transparent?
It has a matte texture because it contains starch.
Can it be used in alcohol-based disinfectants (70% plus concentration)?
Unfortunately it is not applicable. The viscosity does not increase, and Saran gel deposits.
Who are your main customers?
Our main customers are major cosmetics manufacturers.

End User Comments

We heard that Salanjul is the only product polymerized by starch. As it melts easily, manufacturing is a smooth process. Thanks to Salanjul, we can manufacture natural face cream using starch.