Consumers are more discerning with their choices and want high performance solutions containing natural or naturally- sourced ingredients. When it comes to surfactant selection and performance, BASF’s COSMOS-approved alkyl polyglucosides (APG®) offer a mild and gentle solution, without compromising sensory benefits.
BASF offers several APGs that are based on renewable, plant- derived feedstocks. They have good foaming characteristics yet are still gentle for application in sensitive or mild formulations and are ideal for sulfate-free systems.
Plantapon® LGC SORB - INCI: Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate (and) Lauryl Glucoside - is an anionic APG surfac- tant that combines the characteristic mildness of APG with ex- cellent foaming and sensory properties.
Plantaren® 1200 N UP - INCI: Lauryl Glucoside - is a mild, non- ionic APG surfactant sourced from renewable, plant-derived feedstocks. It is perfectly suited for gentle and natural-oriented oral care concepts.
Plantaren® 818 UP - INCI: Coco Glucoside, and Plantaren® 2000 N UP - INCI: Decyl Glucoside - are also non-ionic APG surfactants and are suited for gentle, natural-oriented oral care concepts.
FOAM ANALYSIS EXPERIMENTS:
BASF conducted a detailed study to evaluate the foam prop- erties of several of its APGs. The objective of this study was to evaluate foaming characteristics of BASF’s APGs using a sulfate-based surfactant as a positive control. All samples evaluated in this study were diluted by water to make a 1% solution. The pH of the solutions was adjusted to be uniform for all samples. The solutions were then evaluated by the Dynamic Foam Analyzer (DFA).
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