LibraCare: Alkyl Polyglucosides (APGs)

Chemical Manufacturer - Alkyl Polyglucosides Non-ionic surfactants
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.

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

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 adjuvant
Data based on the best of our knowledge and experience to date. Information Is given in good faith but no warranty is implied and the user must satisfy themselves as to the suitability of the product for their purpose


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