Recent in Surfactant/Emulsifier (page 5 of 9)

Ingredient Profile: Decyl Glucoside

Alkyl polyglucoside (APG) surfactants continue to be a popular choice of formulators seeking to improve the sustainability of cleansing products for personal care, hard surface cleaning, dishwashing, laundry, and industrial/institutional applications.

Natural Surfactants and Emulsifiers

Jarchem will present its natural surfactants and emulsifiers during the NY SCC Suppliers' Day.

Biodegradable Surfactants for Cleansing Applications

The Dow Chemical Company launched bio-based surfactants for personal care during In-Cosmetics in Barcelona. The products were designed to be milder to the skin and hair, and have an improved environmental profile.

Sulfate-free, Biodegradable Surfactant Blends Derived From Renewable Resources

At In-Cosmetics in Barcelona, Innospec has created two surfactant blends based on Iselux (INCI: Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate) that are biodegradable, derived from renewable resources and free of sulfates, ethylene oxide and amide.

Sustainability: Trends in Polymers and Surfactants for Hair Care

Market trends are driving the development of polymer and surfactant ingredients toward natural origins—in particular, plants. In this article, the authors review some of the recent trends in green surfactants and polymers for hair care. One interesting technology transfer trend is the use of hydrogen-bonded supramolecular networks to produce self-healing fixative films.

Ingredient Profile—Sodium Lauroamphoacetate

The present column features one of the oldest and most well-known members of the amphoteric family: sodium lauroamphoacetate (SLAA).

Naturally Derived Rinse-off Concentrates and Emulsifiers

Stephenson Personal Care has launched two new lines—a line of multifunctional rinse-off concentrates, and a line of of oil and water soluble emulsifiers. Both Durosoft and Duroclens are derived from natural sources.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

This paper presents the methods for producing cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB), an important secondary surfactant in cosmetic formulations, household cleaners, dishwashing agents and technical applications. With the widespread use of CAPB, more analytical methods to determine its contetns and byproducts are needed. The authors describe the current methods to determine CAPB purity and other characteristics.

Comparatively Speaking: Alkyl Betaines vs. Amido Betaines

Industry expert Tony O'Lenick asks Robert Coots, PhD, to explain the difference between alkyl betaines and amido betaines, including their foaming properties.

Lubrizol/Noveon Launches Soy and Coconut-derived Surfactants Line

The Lubrizol Corporation's Noveon Consumer Specialties has launched a surfactants product line in Brazil specifically driven by claims for mild yet high performance.

Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropyl Sulfonate for Sulfate-free Formulations

The use of sulfonated alkyl polyglucosides (SAPG) to replace lauryl sulfates and lauryl ether sulfates in sulfate-free formulations has previously been discussed. These primary surfactants were created with environmental and human safety in mind. The current paper describes more recent work with this material, specifically focusing on the lauryl version of SAPG.

Comparatively Speaking: CMC vs. RF50

Industry expert Tony O'Lenick refers to his son and polymer scientist at the University of Tennessee, Thomas O'Lenick, to explain the difference between critical micelle concentration and reduction factor 50% (RF50) with regard to measuring silicone surfactant effectiveness.