BASF Launches Surfactants to Conserve Resources

BASF created a broad portfolio of surfactants in various applications to showcase new possibilities at the European Committee of Surfactants and their Organic Intermediates’ (CESIO) 10th World Surfactant Congress and Business Convention, held June 1-3, 2015, in Istanbul.

Eco-label Efficacy

With the demand for eco-labeling, BASF's Texapon Easy (INCI: Sodium Coco-Sulfate (and) Lauryl Glucoside (and) Water (Aqua)) offers a solution to meet formulators’ needs. The product has an active ingredient content of 60%, contains no preservatives, and is mucous membrane-compatible.

According to the company, the best way to manufacture environmentally friendly personal care products is with such surfactant compositions. Another example is Texapon MC120, which is based on sodium lauryl ether sulfate, ethylene oxide and coconut fatty acid monoethanolamide. Its active ingredient content of more than 50% provides high cleaning and foaming properties to shampoos or shower gels.

Sustainable Palm

Further, BASF highlighted several surfactants derived from palm oil and palm kernel oil that are certified as sustainable by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Applications include home care as well as personal care. This range of ingredients originally was launched in February of 2014.

“We help our customers to develop value-added formulations that meet the strongly increasing demand for certified, sustainable raw materials,” explained Jan-Peter Sander, senior vice president, Personal Care Europe of BASF, in a press statement.

“Depending on their individual requirements, they can choose between two certified supply chain models to drive their own sustainable development forward.”



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