Surfactant Market Update

September 2, 2009

Demand for ecofriendly products has never been greater and suppliers are answering the call with an array of products—all the while wondering what does it mean to be green?

Surfactant Market Update

Demand for ecofriendly products has never been greater and suppliers are answering the call with an array of products—all the while wondering what does it mean to be green?

Tom Branna
Editorial Director

Going green remains a gray area for many formulators and their suppliers, even as marketing departments demand green profiles for new launches and consumers shop for environmentally friendly products.

“More people are shopping in organic supermarkets and whole food stores, wearing organic clothes, using natural cosmetics and driving fuel-efficient cars,” said Josef Koester, director marketing, care chemicals, NAFTA, Cognis Corporation. “People are increasingly purchasing products that are both useful to them and beneficial to the planet and society as a whole.”

The natural movement is the biggest issue facing the surfactant market these days, according to industry suppliers, but it’s certainly not the only issue.

David Kreckman, global business director, surfactants, at Lubrizol’s Noveon Consumer Specialties, highlighted several growing demands in the market. These include:
• Multifunctional formulations and brilliant eye-catching shelf appeal;
• Desire for low pH applications;
• Need for mild and gentle formulations for sensitive skin;
• Demand for amide- and sulfate-free system claims;
• Increased consumer demand for chemical safety;
• Phosphate-free formulation claims; and
• Anti-bacterial hand soaps as the fear of a flu pandemic grows.

No surprise, then, that his company offers a range of materials to meet these demands. Mr. Kreckman noted that the majority of the company’s surfactants are derived from renewable, vegetable- based raw materials, and its product development efforts are based on that platform. Lubrizol’s range of vegetable-derived methyl glucoside derivatives offers high quality, natural ingredient choices for the discriminating formulator, he said. These ingredients offer formulation enhancements such as en- hanced emolliency, improved emulsification, humectancy, moisturization and thickening.

Besides these formulation demands, raw material costs continue to gyrate and the recession has put some projects on hold. Yet, at the same time, formulators want to know what’s new from their supply partners. It’s all made for a challenging year for the surfactant industry.

How Green it Is!

Despite these issues, the trend toward green products is by far the biggest in the market, according to Art Pavlidis, Hamposyl and catalyst marketing and sales manager, Chattem Chemicals, Inc. “In the personal care area specifically, the trend is to sulfate-free formulations that are also green.”

He pointed out that Chattem’s Hamposyl (sarcosinate) product line is perfectly positioned to address this market requirement, as the range is non-toxic, readily biodegradable and sulfate-free.

Dan Beio, vice president, R&D, RITA Corp., noted that his customers want to get away from petro-derived and sulfated surfactants.

“However, they want the replacements at the same cost per actives, which is a tall order,” noted Mr. Beio. “The RITA Corporation is in a great position with our lactylate and coco-glucoside technologies which are Ecocertified, natural-based surfactants.”

But Adam Pearle, president of Jeen International, offered a caveat. “The challenge for the industry is to ensure you balance the issue of natural with the issue of efficacy when developing natural surfactants,” said Mr. Pearle. “We offer natural-based surfactants and are seeking to introduce others to achieve performance parity with the ether sulfate surfactants.”

Green is still driving a lot of reformulation, but household product formulators are more aware of the large range of green surfactants that are available to them and so their focus has returned to performance, according to Damian Kelly, business development manager, home care and functional specialties, Croda Inc.

“They will use green products but only if those products offer the same or improved performance,” he said.

Tom McAlpin, marketing manager, Pilot Chemical Company, agreed, calling value and performance the biggest finished product trends influencing the surfactant market. To achieve this, Pilot is concentrating on manufacturing yields and efficiencies.

Similarly, Innospec executives are looking at every item that contributes cost to its products and looking for options to take cost out.

“We are doing this with the steadfast commitment that our quality is not negotiable,” explained Phil Matena, general manager. “So we are focusing on things that do not directly effect the products such as packaging, logistics and process optimization.”

Looking for Approval

As they grapple with controlling costs while ensuring quality, suppliers are also promoting their environmental profiles in a variety of ways. In December, the Environmental Protec-tion Agency recognized BASF’s Care Chemicals and Formulators business unit as a Champion in the Design for the Environment Program’s (DfE) Safer Detergents Stewardship Initiative (SDSI). The EPA’s DfE recognizes environmental leaders who voluntarily commit to the use of safer surfactants, or those that break down quickly to non-polluting compounds and help protect aquatic life.

Croda has 18 DfE approved surfactants, according to Mr. Kelly.

“For over 80 years, Croda has offered performance driven green surfactants, and our new product launches such as NatSurf 265 are designed to offer performance as well as being green,” he explained.

Mildness continues to be a key attribute for any shampoo formula.
AkzoNobel is one of the top three companies in sustainability, according to the Dow Jones Index, explained Bill Klein, global product manager, surfactants, AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry. The company offers both synthetic and plant-derived surfactants to meet market needs. One of its most widely used quaternaries is a soy-based mono-alkyl quat, while its C-16 surfactant derivatives are palm-based.

The household and industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaning markets may be closely allied, but the reasons for purchasing green products very greatly, according to Mark Christeon, vice president, Sea-Land Chemical Company.

“In the consumer marketplace, environmental awareness continues to permeate the decision process as the right thing to do,” he noted. “In I&I markets, buying decisions are driven more by price, performance and local ordinances mandating green.”

BASF offers several products that present sustainable solutions to the I&I cleaning industry. In 2008, the Inoterra surfactant systems were launched as an alternative to nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) in North America. This readily biodegradable product line can be used in all cleaning formulations, noted Ernesto Lippert, marketing development manager, BASF.

“The I&I market is definitely still interested in the so-called green alternatives, and the industrial and end user market is requesting more additives daily that are safer to use and gentle for the environment,” said Mr. Lippert, who added that BASF embraces sustainable development as a core strategic guideline.

Russ King, marketing manager, Air Products, said environmental trends such as replacement of nonylphenol ethoxylates, reduction of VOC content in finished products and renewable resources continue to be major trends.

“Air Products is the market leader in NPE replacement with our Tomadol 400/600/900 Series of products,” Mr. King told Happi.

“We recently introduced our initial offerings of plant-based surfactants with the Tomadol L Series of surfactants, and are currently developing new offerings to take advantage of the trend toward lower VOC.”

Managing Costs

During the past year, raw material prices have soared and crashed before rebounding a bit. No supplier can predict where prices are headed, but nearly every one of them has a plan in place to deal with the market’s gyrations. These plans include managing costs by increasing operation efficiencies.

Sea-Land’s unique business model has enabled it to weather the economic downturn. By participating in the company ESOP, each employee is also an owner and has the authority and motivation to manage costs well.

“We have one of the highest sales per employee ratios in the business,” said Mr. Christeon. “We have worked closely with our customers and suppliers to rebalance inventory to an appropriate level. We also recognize that hard work and profitable selling makes cost management an easier task.”

The challenge for distribution is to have the right products, in the right amounts in the right stocking locations when a customer calls. Sea-Land continues to invest in the products and personnel it needs to meet and surpass our business partners’ expectations.

“Our investment in new, state of the art inventory management software just this year is an example of our continuing commitment to do things better, faster and cheaper for our customers,” said Mr. Christeon.

Cognis implemented a comprehensive cost optimization program, with a savings target of €70 million in 2009. The company is also taking action to increase efficiency and improve process speed across all business areas. At the same time, it expects to benefit from lower energy and transportation prices.
Suppliers agree that green is the biggest driver in the industry, but finding a common ground to decide what it means to be green remains elusive.

Defining Green

Cognis has adopted guidelines that combine the internationally recognized 24 principles of Green Chemistry and Green Engineering. The company also developed a Green Chemical Solutions classification system, where the greenness of a single product is based on the proportion of natural, renewable components and how it is processed. The greenest products are made from 100% natural, renewable feedstocks, which are purified using only water, alcohol or energy treatment processes. Ready-made formulations are rated based on the proportion of natural C-atoms in the complete formulation. Each category meets the demands of a different kind of consumer, based on the greenness of their lifestyle.

At Chattem Chemicals, green means non-toxic, readily biodegradable and sulfate-free. “This is our definition and, we have found, the definition of many of our customers,” said Mr. Pavlidis.

Some of AkzoNobel’s customers use a percentage target of the actual molecule, while other companies allow for certain chemical reactions or derivatives as long as the base surfactant is plant-derived. Within AkzoNobel, the definition starts with using a plant-based fatty acid or alcohol, according to Mr. Klein. Furthermore, the company participates with the DfE and has numerous surfactants listed on the CleanGredients website.

“Our extensive surfactant product line includes short-chain alkyl polyglucosides, which are 100% based upon natural ingredients while providing exceptional cleaning and degreasing,” he explained. “An example would be our Berol AG 6206N. With our variety of plant-derived surfactants and key Ecocert polymers, we offer green solutions for formulators looking to develop uniquely performing consumer products,” he said.

Mr. Perle agreed that the term green can be a challenge to define. For Jeen, a green raw material is defined as natural-based that does not use any synthetic components during the manufacturing process.

And not all definitions are driven by marketers or consumers.

“Chemical manufacturers will drive the environmental process as much as their customers,” insisted Mr. Christeon.

He is confident that with all of the new chemistries in the market, and more on the way, customers won’t need to make environmentally unsound choices. But he warned that having spent the past three years of their R&D budgets converting formulas to meet market demands, there is a fatigue factor that will slow the adaptation of additional new chemistries as chemists wait for a new blockbuster to come along.

Stepan researchers say they understand the confusion surrounding the definition of green. In fact, Stepan introduced the Biorenewable Carbon Index (BCI) to increase ingredient transparency and help formulators define green within their market and customer-base (see p. 58, Happi, July 2009).

Similarly, Evonik Goldschmidt calculates a renewable carbon index (RCI) relative to the product the customer chooses and helps them select the appropriate ingredients to fit their definition.

“It has been amazing to watch the markets we serve continue to turn green before our eyes,” said Rob Lonergan, market manager, general surfactants group, Stepan.

According to Mr. Lonergan, Stepan’s broad portfolio of ingredients is uniquely positioned to offer formulators options that potentially fit their specific concept of green.

“Being a horizontally integrated company gives us an advantage in an era of change like we are experiencing today since we are not locked into a limited chemistry type,” he added.

Croda’s new Home Care Green Guide offers environmental data on more than 150 surfactants, enabling customers to make an informed decision about which surfactants match their own internal definition of green. The guide offers information on a variety of points, including raw material source, renewable carbon index, EO/PO derived and 1,4 dioxane levels.

Of course, there are plenty of outside organizations with their own guidelines to help formulators determine what it means to be green and some suppliers find they dovetail nicely with industry expectations. If that weren’t enough, marketers can find greener ingredients on a host of websites.

“The definitions of our customers and consumers for green are very close to existing market standards like Ecocert, Cosmos, Blue Swan and Natrue,” explained Ralf Klein, management surfactants personal care, Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH.

Bold Moves

The economy may be uncertain, but that hasn’t stopped several companies—including AkzoNobel, Dow Chemical and Rhodia—from making aggressive acquisitions.

With the acquisition of ICI, AkzoNobel gained a significant position within the polymer and personal care markets. Mr. Klein noted that AkzoNobel has always produced a wide variety of surfactants for the personal care, cleaning and I&I markets.

“[But] with the excellent technology and staff from the National Starch polymers group, we have formed a single global personal care business that provides both surfactant and polymer technology and solutions,” said Mr. Klein. “We are just embarking on new developments that combine the best attributes of polymer and surfactant chemistries.”

In April, Dow acquired Rohm and Haas, which led to the development of the new Dow Home & Personal Care business, which serves the household, personal care and institutional and industrial markets.

“By leveraging each company’s strengths we believe we can offer more together than alone in critical areas such as R&D, geographic reach and rapid formulation development, among others,” explained Carlos Silva Lopes, marketing director, Dow Fabric & Surface Care.

More consumers have come to expect their laundry products to have a green profile.
Earlier this year, Rhodia acquired the McIntyre Group to expand its offering in mild surfactants and strengthen its leadership in hair care by entering into the conditioners market.

“We’ve also invested in a new R&D facility in Shanghai to support our customers’ development plans and further strengthen our partnerships,” said Jean-Luc Joye, North America business director, Rhodia Novecare Home and Personal Care.

Additionally, as a way of bolstering its presence in emerging countries, Rhodia started a new unit at its Roha, India site to increase its capacity for surfactants in both domestic and export markets, he said.

Cognis, too, expanded in India by opening an affiliate in Mumbai, as well as a branch office in Auckland, New Zealand. Both moves highlight the importance of this region to Cognis as Asia-Pacific is now its third biggest market after Europe and North America.

Finally, Pilot Chemical acquired the business aspects of Intertrade Holdings, Inc, Copperhill, TN to strengthen its product offering for HI&I and emulsion polymerization applications. Pilot has completed several plant expansions and debottlenecking projects during the past year, too, and is currently working on several new expansion projects, according to Mr. McAlpin.

No matter what’s happening in the economy, the raw material business is all about service, insisted Mr. Christeon. To that end, in the past year, Sea-Land has expanded its sales and marketing staff and recently opened its eighth warehouse in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

What’s New?

Even in a recession, suppliers continue to develop new chemistries. During the past year, Chattem Chemicals’ strategy has been to develop new applications for its products—which enable the company to keep ahead of any maturing applications, said Mr. Pavlidis. At the same time, Chattem continues to practice Schotten-Bauman chemistry and develop products based on this technology. In fact, there are some proprietary new products that are currently in the development stage.

AkzoNobel introduced several products in the past year. Armocare VGH-70 is a palm-based di-ester quat, which provides excellent wet combing, detangling and a soft silky feel on hair. Arquad SV-60 PG is a clear-liquid, soy-based mono-alkyl quat that is easy to handle and provides conditioning when added to hair color and conditioner formulas. Finally, Elfacos T212, an associative rheology modifier, also significantly increases the deposition of silicone on hair, which gives personal care formulators the opportunity to reduce their use of silicones when developing new hair care products.

Mr. Klein said Evonik Goldschmidt has close relationships with personal care market leaders and local players, allowing it to create an efficient and short-term supply chain to fulfill regional market needs. And years ago, Evonik globally launched highly concentrated, preservative-free betaines to give its customers high concentration and purity.

More recently, Evonik launched Tego Betain C 60, a very mild amphoteric surfactant for use in skin and hair cleansing products such as shampoos, shower and foam baths and liquid soaps. At 47% active, it is more concentrated than cocamidopropyl betaine (CAPB), which is 30% active. Further- more, Tego Betain C 60 remains liquid and is easy to handle and process.

Mr. Matena called Innospec’s Iselux “the most exciting surfactant to be introduced to the personal care market in many years,” and said it has been well received by customers around the world because it addresses many of the key performance attributes today’s consumers want: purity. Iselux is sulfate-, dioxane- and nitrosamine-free, environmentally friendly, produced from renewable resources, readily biodegradable and extremely mild. It also produces a luxurious lather, has great rinseability and excellent after feel, according to Mr. Matena.

For both home care and personal care, Innospec is promoting a readily biodegradable chelant to replace EDTA.

On the household side, Evonik introduced Rewoquat WE 28 E, which is a green esterquat for use in fabric softeners, and Rewocare 755, which is a hydrophilic surface modifier for easier household cleaning.

“The major trends in the markets that we participate in are highly concentrated products that deliver multiple benefits to improve convenience and time management,” explained Sahar Fak-hry-Smith, marketing and sales manager, consumer specialties, household care, Evonik. “We are assisting our customers by producing products that can be used in highly concentrated formulae as well as looking at more renewable resources and environmentally friendly approaches to new product development.”

During the past year, RITA started offering custom blends of its EcoCert Ritafactants to be used in combination with its cationic guar to yield aesthetically acceptable, high foaming detergent systems for use in shampoos, body washes, facial cleansers and even some home care applications.

“These new and unique custom combinations of surfactants, along with our cationic guar technology has helped our customers make that leap from sulfated petro-derived surfactants to green, Ecocert-approved systems,” noted Mr. Beio.

According to Mr. Joye, current hair care trends focus on the appearance of hair, creating a look and feel that’s natural, attractive and even increases the end user’s confidence. Rhodia’s Miracare SLB for hair can selectively nourish and moisturize hair and treat and repair damaged hair. Jaguar C500, which addresses the need for great feeling hair by adding volume and body without weight, also delivers a squeaky-clean feel that is very important to North American consumers.

New materials and concepts are being developed for household cleaning applications too. For example, Stepan launched Stepan Wipe Any Hard Surface, a no-rinse food contact surface sanitizer.It is alcohol- and bleach-free and quickly reduces microbial contamination levels. Stepan offers a supplemental registration of this product to its customers.

More Cleaning Solutions

“Stepan Wipe Any Hard Surface is testament to our continued investment and innovation in our biocide business and responds to our customers’ need for convenience and continued concern with food borne illness,” said Annie Gariepy, marketing services manager.

Dow Fabric & Surface Care introduced Ecosurf EH specialty surfactants to help customers meet rising expectations for convenience in the marketplace, as well as more stringent environmental and safety regulations, without sacrificing the cleaning performance that end users have come to expect. In fact, this biodegradable line has demonstrated improved performance in many applications, according to Mr. Lopes.

For car wash formulations, Air Products introduced two new ingredients. Emulsifier 300 improves drying efficiency in car washes and yields more consistent stability across a range of formulations, according to Mr. King. Tomadry DAB is a drying aid additive that is easily incorporated into a variety of end applications, including total body protectants, clearcoats, enhanced drying aids, rinse conditioners and window treatments. Air Products’ Tomadol L Series nonionic surfactants are based on renewable palm and coconut oil. They can be used in a wide variety of I&I applications, and provide formulators with the flexibility to choose between naturally-derived and synthetic sources with changes in market trends and dynamics, according to Mr. King.

Last year, Croda launched NatSurf 265, a DfE-approved nonionic surfactant derived from a natural and renewable fatty alcohol feedstock. The carbon chain length and the degree of ethoxylation on this product have been tailored to offer superior cleaning performance over traditional nonionic surfactants, according to the company. Superior soil removal and a non-streak surface are two of the key benefits from this product.

At the Ready

Whether manufacturers produce household cleaners, laundry detergents, shampoos or facial cleansers, suppliers must be at the ready with a range of new offerings.

“Staying ahead of the competition is simple—be innovative,” insisted Mr. Perle. “With our innovations in natural-based preservatives and our silicone chemistries, we have raw material offerings that are unique, efficacious, cost-effective and most importantly answer the needs of chemists who have been the driving force stimulating our R&D efforts.”

Yes, the recession has taken a toll on the surfactant market. But all recessions have one thing in common—an ending. And at the end of the day, innovative companies will remain standing long after the next economic cycle begins.

Here’s a list of new surfactants introduced by suppliers during the past 12 months. To find out more about any of the products listed here, contact the supplier directly at the number provided.

AkzoNobel Personal Care

Bridgewater, NJ
Tel: 888-331-6212
E-mail: personalcare.usa@AkzoNobel.com
Armocare VGH-70
Description: Dipalmitoylethyldimonium chloride
Applications: Hair conditioners, hair rinses, combing cremes
Use levels: 1-2% active
Comments: Exceptional conditioning from a palm based di-ester quat which is mild and eco-tox friendly.
Arquad SV-60 PG
Description: Soytrimonium chloride
Applications: Permanent hair color systems, hair conditioners, combing cremes
Use levels: 2-3% active
Comments: Hair conditioning for both color-treated and natural hair.
Description: Zea mays (corn) starch or tapioca starch
Applications:Rheology modifiers or aesthetic enhancers for skin lotions and crèmes, mousse, gels and hair conditioners
Use levels: 0.5-10%, depending on application
Comments: Naviance certified organic biopolymers are a family of four different functional products designed to be used in skin care applications as rheology modifiers or aesthetic enhancers


Ambler, PA
Tel: 800-531-0815
E-mail: Josef.Koester@cognis.com
Website: www.cognis.com
Euperlan Green
Description: Lauryl glucoside [and] stearyl citrate
Applications: Hair and body cleansing formulations
Use levels: 2-5%
Comments: Euperlan Green is the first “green” pearlizing wax dispersion which is plant-based and free from ethylene oxide and amine. It scores three out of four leaves in the Portfolio Easy Guide (from 100% natural, renewable feedstocks; chemically processed using catalysts or other reaction aids) and is suitable for use in hair and body cleansing formulations. It comes in an easy-to-use liquid form and is cold-processable, thereby saving production time and energy costs during the processing of the final formulation.
Dehypon GRA
Description: Modified fatty alcohol polyglycolether
Applications: Phoshate-free automatic dish detergent
Use levels: 1-5%
Comments: Dehypon GRA is a granular free-flowing surface active product with excellent wetting behavior. As a result of its product properties it is mainly used as a rinse additive in multi-functional autodish powders or tablets. Dehypon GRA is uniquely positioned to support the phospate-free trend as a low foaming surfactant while still providing outstanding performance.
Cegesoft SB
Description: Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)
Applications: Face, body, sun, baby and hair
Use levels: 0.5-10%
Comments: Cegesoft® SB is a natural form of Shea butter with excellent odor and color qualities that does not compromise on quality. The melting point corresponds to the normal body temperature which means that it melts when it comes in contact with the skin leaving the skin feeling soft and velvety—even at low concentrations.


Edison, NJ
Tel: 732-417-0800
E-mail: marketing-usa@croda.com
Website: www.crodausa.com
NatSurf 265
Description: Nonionic alcohol ethoxylate
Applications: Hard surface cleaning
Use levels: 1-5%
Comments: DfE approved

Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation

Hopewell, VA
Tel: 804-541-8658
Website: www.degussa-household-care.com
RewoCare 755
Description: Specialty polymer for hydrophilic surface modification
Applications: Home care, performance enhancing
Use levels: varies 0.4-3%
Comments: Easy to use product, multi benefit driven product
RewoQuat WE 28 E US
Description: Vegetable-based esterquat for biodegradable fabric softener dispersions.
Applications: Fabric care
Use levels: 5-20%
Comments: Easy to use product
Antil Soft SC
Description: Sorbitan sesquecaprylate
Applications: PEG-free multi benefit thickener with excellent skin feel
Use levels: varies 0.5-0.9%
Comments: Easy to use product

Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH

Essen, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)201 173 2854
Email: personal-care@evonik.com
Website: www.evonik.com/personal-care
Tego Betain C 60
Description: Cocoamidopropyl betaine
Applications: Skin and hair cleansing products such as shampoos, shower and foam baths, and liquid soaps.
Use levels: 3.0-8.0%
Comments: Tego Betain C 60 is a very mild amphoteric surfactant that is preservative-free, low-odor and nearly colorless. It has a high active concentration. Low viscosity makes it easy to process. Easy to thicken, it also features skin moisturizing capability and good foaming properties.

Innospec Active Chemicals LLC

Edison, NJ (in the U.S.)
Tel: 732-321-3500
Email: Patricia.Goldberg@innospecinc.com
Website: www.innospecinc.com
Iselux LQ-CLR
Description: Sodium lauryol methyl isethionate
Applications: Hair and skin cleansers
Use levels: 1-15% active
Comments: Iselux LQ-CLR is an extremely mild, readily biodegradable anionic surfactant derived from renewable resources. It provides copious lather, gentle cleansing and an elegant after feel on skin.It can be used as a primary or secondary surfactant in shampoos for skin cleansers and can be used where crystal clarity is desired.
Condicare SD
Description: Stearamidopropyl dimethylamine
Applications: Shampoo and hair conditioners, co-emulsifier in skin care applications.
Use levels: 1-5% active
Comments: Condicare SD is a conditioning agent for hair care applications. It provides easy rinseability from hair thus reducing the risk of surfactant build-up.Condicare SD is compatible with nonionic surfactants and can thicken and condition hair without depressing foam in shampoo applications. It can also improve wet and dry combability and will improve static fly-away.
Pureact LAA
Description: Sodium lauroamphoacetate
Applications: Hair and skin cleansers
Use levels: 1-10% active
Comments: Pureact LAA is an amphoteric surfactant used in personal care products as well as in household and industrial applications.It is a mild surfactant with high foaming properties and the unique ability to reduce irritation from other co-surfactants.Pureact LAA has excellent compatibility with anionic, non-ionic and cationic surfactants, is soluble in water and water/ethanol solutions and is stable over a wide pH range.

Jeen Chemical

Fairfield, NJ
Tel: 973-439-1401
Email: info@jeen.com
Website: www.jeen.com
Jeechem FS-102
Description: Hexylene Glycol & PEG-25 Hydrogenated Castor Oil & PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Applications: Cleansers, Body Washes, Shampoos, Conditioners, Gels, Sprays, Creams, Lotions, Wax Sticks
Use levels: 2-10%
Comments: Unique universal co-solubilizer. Specifically formulated in a ratio that optimizes the solubilization of oil-based ingredients in water-based skin and hair care products AND the solubilization of water-based ingredients in oil-based products.Useful for solubilizing fragrances and oil soluble ingredients in water-based products and for solubilizing water-based herbal or active ingredients in anhydrous products.
Jeechem DS-8
Description: PEG-8 dimethicone
Applications: Body washes, face cleansers, conditioners, gels, mousses, sprays, shampoos, creams, lotions
Use levels: 3-15%
Comments: Water soluble silicone.Imparts a soft, silky feel, gives a higher degree of slip, enhances film formation, improves wet combing and conditioning. Useful for formulating at lower temperatures and is designed for easy addition into conditioning and cleansing products. Ability to make clear water-based products with the slip and feel properties of a silicone.
Jeechem Concentrate SF-24
Description: Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate & Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate & Cocamidopropyl Betaine & Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate
Applications: Body Washes, Face Cleansers, Shampoos
Use levels: 15 – 50%
Comments: Alkyl and Alkyl Ether Sulfate-Free, Amide-Free, multi-purpose surfactant concentrate.Its gentle, rich formula is ideally suited for cleansing applications.It forms an easily rinsed cleansing product with exceptional foaming.Excellent salt response to achieve desired product viscosity.

Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc., Noveon Consumer Specialties

Cleveland, OH
Tel: 800-379-5389
Email: pcp.csr@lubrizol.com
Website: www.lubrizol.com
Chemoryl SFB10SK Surfactant
Description: Disodium laureth sulfosuccinate (and) sodium cocoyl isethionate (and) cocamidopropyl betaine
Applications: Shampoos and/or body cleansing products
Use levels: 35-45%
Comments: Alkyl and alkyl ether sulfate free, amide-free, mild multipurpose surfactant performance concentrate, used to formulate mild premium personal care cleansing products.
Chemoryl OM Surfactant
Description: Disodium oleamide-MEA sulfosuccinate
Applications: Shower Gels, Bubble Bath, and other personal care cleansing products
Use levels: 3-7%
Comments: Substantive, very mild surfactant which acts as an anti-irritant, while providing excellent viscosity building properties.
Chemoryl OL-30 Surfactant
Description: Oleyl betaine
Applications: Bath gels, and other personal care cleansing products.
Use levels: 3-5%
Comments: Liquid form of a vegetable derived oleyl betaine that allows ease of handling, when seeking moisturization in personal care formulas

Pilot Chemical

Cincinnati, OH
Tel: 1-800-70-PILOT
Email: info@pilotchemical.com
Website: www.pilotchemical.com
Calsoft OS-45S0
Description: Sodium oleic sulfonate
Applications: The great solubilization, wetting and low foaming characteristics make Calsoft OS-45S food processing and cleaning applications.
Comments: 45% active liquid
Calimulse EM-96F
Description: Branched sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate flake
Applications: High performance and cost effective cleaners, scouring compound, degreasers and dry cleaners
Comments: Dry flowable flake with a minimum 96% activity.
Pilot PTSA-65
Description: Para toluene sulfonic acid, 65% liquid
Applications: Hydrotrope
Comments: Pilot PTSA-65 holds several 21CFR clearances

Rhodia Inc.

Cranbury, NJ
Tel: 609-860-4000
Email: Customer Concierge @ us.rhodia.com
Website: www.rhodia.com
Jaguar C500
Description: Guar hydroxypropyltrimon- ium chloride
Applications: Shampoos, body washes
Use levels: 0.3-1%
Comments: Hair volume; Light wet feel during application
Miracare SLB SLB-365 Series
Description: Water, sodium trideceth sulfate, sodium lauroamphoacetate, coca- mide MEA
Applications: Shampoos, body washes
Use levels: 25-45%
Comments: Hair repair, hair moisturization, hair color protection and scalp care

RITA Corporation

Crystal Lake, IL
Tel: 815-337-2500
Email: marketing@ritacorp.com
Website: www.ritacorp.com
Ritafactant 138ANEC
Description: Decyl glucoside, sodium lauroyl lactylate, disodium coco-glucoside citrate
Applications: Detergent systems for hair care, skin care, body care and home care applications
Use levels: 20-50%
Ritafactant 138ANET
Description: Decyl glucoside, sodium lauroyllactylate, sodium coco-glucoside tartrate
Applications: Detergent systems for hair care, skin care, body care and home care applications
Use levels: 20-50%
Cesmetic EC4
Description: Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride
Applications: Thickener for hair care, skin care, body care and home care applications
Use levels: 0.1-1.0%

Stepan Company

Northfield, IL
Tel: 1-800-745-7837
(Technical Service)
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Stepan Wipe Any Hard Surface
(EPA Reg. No 1839-221)
Description: BTC 1210-80% (didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride and alkyl (40% C12, 50% C14, 10% C16) dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides) Applications: Sanitizer for homes, institutional and industrial use (including schools, dairies, restaurants, bars, kitchens, food handling and processing areas)
Use levels: 1 wipe sanitizes 1.28 inch2 of surface