LibraCare: Alkyl Polyglucosides (APGs)


Chemical Manufacturer - Alkyl Polyglucosides Non-ionic surfactants

About LibraCare: Alkyl Polyglucosides (APG):

series are a range of non-ionic surfactants derived from renewable raw materials – fatty alcohols from coconut and palm kernel oils, and glucose from corn.As a consequence, these products are very mild, low in toxicity and readily biodegradable. The synergistic effects of LibraCare Alkyl Polyglucosides series with other commonly used surfactants yield a performance improvement that can be the basis for a reduction of surfactant content whilst maintaining performance level.

Types of Libracare: Alkyl Polyglucosides (APG):

  • LibraCare APG 06
  • LibraCare APG 08
  • LibraCare APG 0810
  • LibraCare APG 0814
  • LibraCare APG 1214

Features of LibraCare: Alkyl Polyglucosides:

  • 100% renewable feedstock
  • Readily biodegradable
  • EO-free
  • Sulphate-free
  • Low toxicity
  • Mild to skin
  • Low colour & odour
  • DID listed

Benefits of LibraCare: Alkyl Polyglucosides:

  • Very good wetting, dispersing and surface activity.
  • Stable in high levels of caustic
  • Soluble in highly caustic systems
  • Good compatibility with all other types of surfactants which often results in synergistic effects including an improvement in the mildness of formulations.
  • Can produce rich and stable foam
  • Good hydrotropic & solubilising properties
  • Compatible with strong acids

Applications of LibraCare: Alkyl Polyglucosides:

Their good compatibility with other surfactants, low toxicity, low skin irritation and biodegradability allow them to be widely used in Personal Care, Household and I&I products.

Uses of LibraCare: Alkyl Polyglucosides (APGs) include:

  • Personal Care Shampoo* Body wash* Creams & lotions
  • Household Hard surface* All purpose* Machine dishwashing
  • I&I Cleaning In Place* High alkaline* Scouring agents for Textiles
  • Agrochemicals Soil wetting agent* Systemic adjuvants

*The properties and applications of the LibraCare APG series can vary with the fatty alcohol feedstock.

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