Per Senate Bill 4389-B, of the State of New York, on Dec. 31, 2023, usage limits for 1,4-dioxane will be decreased to 1 ppm for all rinse-off cosmetics as well as household cleaning products.
The new regulation aims to prevent additional 1,4-dioxane from entering the public water supply. This is because, according to Colonial Chemicals, 1,4-dioxane has been identified as a potential carcinogen, and it is produced as a by-product of ethoxylated surfactants used in shampoos, body washes, and common household cleaners and detergents.
In preparation for formulators impacted by this regulation, Colonial Chemical is separately highlighting its 1,4-dioxane-free products, which are designed for exceptional performance and environmental qualities, along with mild characteristics. The company's PEG-free surfactants contain no 1,4-dioxane and can be used in everyday rinse-off and household formulations in tandem with PEG-free emulsifiers and thickening aids.
To view Colonial Chemical’s portfolio of 1,4-dioxane-free products, visit: www.colonialchem.com/featured/14-dioxane-free-products.