LibraCare: Alkyl Polyglucosides (APGs)


Chemical Manufacturer - Alkyl Polyglucosides Non-ionic surfactants

About LibraCare: Alkyl Polyglucosides (APG)

Product variants: APG 06, APG 08, APG 0810, APG 0814, APG 1214

Active content: 50%-75%

The Libracare series are a range of non-ionic surfactants derived from renewable raw materials – fatty alcohols from coconut and palm kernel oils, and glucose from corn. These products are very mild, low in toxicity and readily biodegradable. The synergistic effects of LibraCare  series with other commonly used surfactants yield a performance improvement that can be the basis for a reduction of surfactant content whilst maintaining performance level.

Features of LibraCare

  • 100% renewable feedstock
  • Readily biodegradable
  • EO-free
  • Sulphate-free
  • Low toxicity
  • Mild to skin
  • Low colour & odour
  • DID listed

Benefits of LibraCare

  • Very good wetting, dispersing and surface activity.
  • Stable in high levels of caustic
  • Soluble in highly caustic systems
  • Good compatibility with all other types of surfactants which often results in synergistic effects including an improvement in the mildness of formulations.
  • Can produce rich and stable foam
  • Good hydrotropic & solubilising properties
  • Compatible with strong acids

Applications of LibraCare

Their good compatibility with other surfactants, low toxicity, low skin irritation and biodegradability. This product is useful in products that need stable foam, low streaking, and no filmy residue.

  • Personal Care Shampoo* Body wash* Creams & lotions
  • HI&I Cleaning In Place* High alkaline* Household Hard surface* All purpose* Machine dishwashing
  • Agrochemicals Soil wetting agent* Systemic adjuvants
  • Textiles sourcing agents

*The properties and applications of the LibraCare APG series can vary with the fatty alcohol feedstock.

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