Colonial Recognized by EPA for Mild Surfactant

April 9, 2009 | Contact Author | By: Katie Schaefer
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Colonial Chemical has been recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for “developing innovative chemistry and technologies that further pollution prevention and other environmental goals.” Specifically, the company's SugaNate 100 (INCI: Sodium Decylglucosides Hydroxypropyl Sulfonate) has received the EPA’s Pollution Prevention (P2) Recognition Award.

For this award, the EPA looks for safer substitutes for existing products, chemicals that are less toxic, products that have fewer associated toxic chemicals, products that result in pollution prevention and source reduction, and more. Colonial Chemical’s product is a sulfonated surfactant used in extremely mild, gentle cleansers that is biodegradable and soluble in water. This product, based on the naturally-derived, sustainable raw materials, is safe for humans and the environment, and can substitute for petroleum-derived and other surfactants that have a higher potential for irritation.

The surfactant can be used in hand cleaners, personal care products, shampoo, a bubble bath for children and a pet shampoo.