Green Surfactant APGs & AEGs

Green Surfactant; APG &AEG

Let's go green with Natural and Affordable Sulfate-free products, are you ready?

Environmental issues are still of great concerns as our consumption for household are increasing. As we could hardly control the usage and the amount of waste produced by household products, we can reduce or replace the harmful chemicals found in these products! Until now, most of us still rely on shampoo and other cleansing agents that contained sodium laureth sulfate. Sulfate products are very effective in cleaning but is infamous for Skin Irritation and not Eco-friendly! So, how can we go green and at the same time without losing the efficacies of the products? APG and AEG surfactants replaced laureth sulfate with natural ingredients and have comparable efficacies as sulfate products! Recently, our supplier was awarded with top 100 Sub-Listed Enterprises of China Light Industry in the 7th comprehensive evaluation! We are also Eco-Certified and comply with REACH standards in production of chemical substances for our ingredients!

So, what is APGs?

Green Surfactant; APG &AEG

Alkyl polyglycosides (APGs) are a class of non-ionic surfactants that are widely used in household, and industrial applications. Alkyl poly glucoside is made from natural fatty alcohols and glucose derived from renewable plants. The raw materials are usually Starch and Fat, and the end products are complex mixtures of compounds with sugars comprising hydrophilic end and alkyl groups with hydrophobic end.

What is so awesome about APGs?

Sulfate Free Shampoo

APGs uses natural ingredients (Starch, coconut oil/palm, etc) which are more eco-friendly. Additionally, it is highly soluble in concentrated alkaline solution and in other electrolyte to make cleaning more effective. Also, APGs has good compatibility with various anionic and non-ionic surfactants which produces rich and stable foam. This enhances the efficacy of formulation and improve mildness. Most importantly, APGs is non-toxic and biodegradable with strong detergency properties! APGs is usually used in body wash, shampoo, facial wash, hand sanitizer, dish washing and cleaner for fruits and vegetables.

What are the properties for each types of APGs?

Items Foam Height Alkaline resistance Wetting Property Surface Tension CMC
30s 3min 5min NaOH (DW) mN/m mg/L
WQ810C 540 490 440 640 2.3S 26.2 823.8
WQ1200LG 440 420 405 13.2S 27.1 33.5
WQ2000D 530 510 500 590 5.2S 27.1 40.9

Which products to choose?

WQ810C WQ2000D WQ1200LG
Carbon Chain: C8~C10 Carbon Chain: C8~C14 Carbon Chain: C12~C14
Lower carbon chain-> Better penetration Mixture of WQ 810C + WQ2000D
Least Mild Milder than WQ810C, more stable and rich foam Milder than WQ810C, more stable and rich foam
Homecare/house hold cleaning, hard surface cleaning Shampoo, body wash and facial cleanser,Baby product cleanser Baby care, feminine wash

Specification

Test Description Specification Detection Method
Appearance @ 25℃ Colorless or slight yellow transparent liquid Visual Inspection
APHA Hazen ≤100 GB / T19464-2014
pH Value 11.5-12.5 GB / T19464-2014
Solid Content % ≥50.0 GB / T19464-2014
Ash Content % ≤3.0 GB / T19464-2014
Residual Alcohol Content % ≤1.0 GB / T19464-2014

What is AEGs?

Green Surfactant; APG &AEG

AEG is the improved version of APG. It contains additional polyoxyethylene chain between the alkyl chain and polyglycosides group.

What is so good about AEGs?

AEG has high tolerability to hard water (mineral water), solution in water at even at low temperature and high compatibility with other substances. Additionally, AEG surfactant is biodegradable and able to remove oily dirt with improved viscosity. Non-dioxane detected when tested. AEG is more suitable for liquid laundry detergent, dish washing, household cleaner, hard surface cleaning and as scouring agent in textile industry.

What are the properties for each types of AEGs?

AEG 050 AEG 300 AEG 500
Chemical Constitution C12-14-(EO)3-Glucose 1.5
Content % 50.0% 50.0% 50.0%
Surfance Tension @ CMC(mN/m,20℃) 27.5 28.5 29.3
CMC (ppm) 48 33 31
Ross Foam (0/5 min,0.2%wt.aq.soln.,ac.) 64/58 67/62 75/65
Wetting Property 31.0 27.1 32.1
Flow Point(℃) >5 >5 >5
Cloud Point (℃) 56 77 71

Which products to choose?

AEG 050 AEG 300 AEG 500
Mildest Outstanding performance in solubilizing, emulsifying and thickening Outstanding performance in thickening and water solubility
Moderate and stable foam Strong resistance to hard water
Excellent Wetting Permeability Excellent foam stabilising Excellent cleaning power
Good for Fabric Cleaning Good for dish washing

For Facial Cleanser (Sulfate Free)

Formulation Code: F/1P

MATERIAL PHASE INCI NAME FUNCTION SUPPLIER WEIGHT(%)
Tetrasodium EDTA A Tetrasodium EDTA Chelating Agent 0.1
Glycerine A Glycerine Humectant 3
Propylene Glycol A Propylene Glycol Humectant 2
Maha PQ-7 A Polyquaternium-7 Skin Conditioning 1
Water A Water Solvent Add to 100
WQ 2000D B Decyl Glucoside Secondary surfactant Jiangsu Wanqi 3
Sinopol 8KDS D PEG-8 Distearate Thickener 2.3
MATERIAL PHASE INCI NAME FUNCTION SUPPLIER WEIGHT(%)
Witch Hazel Extract IN-BG© E Hamamelis Virginiana
(Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol
Astringent TEN 0.5
Tea Tree Extract PG E Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Propylene Glycol Anti-acne TEN 0.5
Perfume F Mixing Compounds Perfume 0.2
Alkest CSO 400H F PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Solubilizer 0.2
Total 100
  1. Pre disperse phase A then mixing and heating at 70oC
  2. Add phase B to no.1, mixing and heating at 70oC
  3. Add phase C to no.2, mixing and heating at 70oC until back to clear appearance
  4. Decrease the temperature to 60oC, then add phase D, mixing while heating until dissolve
  5. Decrease the temperature to 45oC, then add phase E, mixing while heating
  6. Pre-disperse phase F at room temperature, then add to no.5, continue mixing
  7. Add phase G, then mixing again
  8. Adjust the pH with citric acid solution until in range 5.8 – 6.5

Final Products Appearance

F/1P
Appearance Viscous Liquid
Odor Specific Herbasolve
Color Clear
pH 5.8–6.5
Viscosity, cps 1000 – 3000cps

For Baby Shampoo (Extra mild, Sulfate-Free)

Formulation Code: F/1L

PHASE RAW MATERIAL FUNCTION INCI NAME SUPPLIER Conc(%) Per 100g
A Eversoft UCS-50SG Main Surfactant Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate Sino Lion 8
A WQ 1200 LG Co-Surfactant/Viscosity builder Lauryl Glucoside Jiangsu Wanqi 2
B Neoquta 3000KC (G) Conditioning Agent Polyquaternium 10 KCl 0.1
B Tetrasodium EDTA Chelating Agent Tetrasodium EDTA Brataco 0.1
B Glycerine Humectant Glycerine 1.5
B Aquademin Solvent 84
C Rewopal PEG 6000DS Thickener PEG-150 Distearate Evonik 2
PHASE RAW MATERIAL FUNCTION INCI NAME SUPPLIER Conc(%) Per 100g
D Aloe vera extract BG Moisturizingt Aloe barbadensis extract and Butylene Glycol TEN 0.15
D Chamomile extract IN-BG© Moisturizing Chamomille Recutita (matricaria) flower extract and Butylene Glycol TEN 0.15
D Troycare PE91 Preservative Phenoxyethanol&Ethylhexyglycerine Troy 1
E Perfume Perfume Mixing Compounds 0.2
E Alkest CSO 400H Solubilizer PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Oxiteno 0.2
F Citric Acid (50%) pH adjuster (qs) Citric Acid Brataco 0.6
Total 100
  1. Mixing Tetrasodium EDTA and glycerine with water, and heating in 60 °C (phase B)
  2. Add Neoquta 3000KC into bulk no.1, mix and heat until homogenous, keep the temperature at 60 °C
  3. Add phase A step by step, WQ 1200 LG, Eversoft UCS-50SG then mix until homogenous
  4. Add phase C, mix until homogenous and Rewopal was dissolved
  5. Decrease the temperature in 40o-50oC, then add phase D step by step, mix until homogenous
  6. Pre disperse phase E at room temperature, then add to bulk no.5, then mix until homogenous
  7. Cooling the bulk, then adjust the pH in range 5.5 – 6.5

Final Products Appearance

F/1P
Appearance Clear Liquid
Odor Specific
Color Clear
pH 5.5–6.5
Viscosity, cps cps: 1500 – 3000,@spindle 3, 18rpm

HEAD TO TOE BABY WASH (2in1) (Extra Mild, Sulfate-Free)

Formulation Code: F/2L

PHASE RAW MATERIAL FUNCTION INCI NAME SUPPLIER Conc(%) Per 100g
A Eversoft UCS-50SG Main Surfactant Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate Sino Lion 8
A WQ 1200 LG Co-Surfactant/Viscosity builder Lauryl Glucoside Jiangsu Wanqi 2
A Cocamidopropyl betaine Foam Booster Cocamidopropyl betaine Evonik
B Neoquta 3000KC (G) Conditioning Agent Polyquaternium 10 KCl 0.1
B Tetrasodium EDTA Chelating Agent Tetrasodium EDTA Brataco 0.1
B Glycerine Humectant Glycerine 1.5
B Aquademin Solvent 79.3
C Rewopal PEG 6000DS Thickener PEG-150 Distearate Evonik 1.8
PHASE RAW MATERIAL FUNCTION INCI NAME SUPPLIER Conc(%) Per 100g
D Aloe vera extract BG Moisturizing Aloe barbadensis extract and Butylene Glycol TEN 0.15
D Chamomile extract IN-BG© Moisturizing Chamomille Recutita (matricaria) flower extract and Butylene Glycol TEN 0.15
D Troycare PE91 Preservative Phenoxyethanol&Ethylhexyglycerine Troy 1
E Perfume Perfume Mixing Compounds 0.2
E Alkest CSO 400H Solubilizer PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Oxiteno 0.2
F Citric Acid (50%) pH adjuster (qs) Citric Acid Brataco 0.5
Total 100
  1. Mixing Tetrasodium EDTA and glycerine with water, and heating in 60 °C (phase B)
  2. Add Neoquta 3000KC into bulk no.1, mix and heat until homogenous, keep the temperature at 60 °C
  3. Add phase A step by step, WQ 1200 LG, Eversoft UCS-50SG then Cocamidopropyl Betaine, then mix until homogenous
  4. Add phase C, mix until homogenous and Rewopal was dissolved
  5. Decrease the temperature in 40o-50oC, then add phase D step by step, mix until homogenous
  6. Pre-disperse phase E at room temperature, then add to bulk no.5, then mix until homogenous
  7. Cooling the bulk, then adjust the pH in range 5.5 – 6.5

Final Products Appearance

F/1P
Appearance Clear Liquid
Odor Specific
Color Clear
pH 5.5–6.5
Viscosity, cps cps: 1500 – 3000,@spindle 3, 18rpm

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