INFORMATION PAGE: Specialty Surfactants And Uses

We source, stock, and ship a unique selection of chemicals, ingredients, and surfactants. Please call us for all of your specialty chemical and surfactant needs. Below are details on our selection of specialty surfactants, their common uses, and their types.

INCI NameCommon UsesGreen Designation?TypepH*
Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate Cleaners, detergents, carpet cleaners.   Anionic  
Caprylyl Capryl Glucoside Sulfate free formulations. All natural. EcoCert Non Anionic  
Cocamidopropyle Betaine Shampoo, Bar Soap, Body/Facial Cleansers, Foam Boost, Liquid Soap, Sulfate-Free, Vehicle Care. SaferChoice Amphoteric  
Cocoamide DEA Foam Booster. Mainly industrial/commercial use.      
Coco Glucoside Baby Shampoo, Low irritation shampoos/washes. SaferChoice Non Ionic  
Coco Sulfate Primary foamer in topical personal cleansing products and shave creams. Dense, creamier foam.   Anionic  
Decyl Glucoside 100% naturally derived feedstocks, biodegradable, mild. Excellent foaming & cleansing properties. SaferChoice Non Ionic  
Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate Mildest of surfactants. Gentle bubble baths, shampoos, body cleansers, flash foam, moderate lather.   Amphoteric 9.5
Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate and Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate Anti-irritating effect. Low irritation shampoos, washes, etc.   Anionic  
Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate Mild surfactant used in washes, shampoos, and more. Sulfate free product. Good flash foam. SaferChoice Anionic  
Lauramine Oxide Acid/Alkaline cleaner, bleach cleaners, body washes, bubble baths, car wash soaps, degreasers, dishwash soaps, exfoliant scrubs, facial cleaners, foam boosters, green products, hair care products, hair conditioners, hand soaps.   Amine Oxide  
Lauramidopropyl Betaine Mild co-surfactant. Replace cocobetaine. Foam boster Vis Builder.   Amphoteric  
Lauryl Glucoside 100% natural, renewable, plant-derived feedstocks, biodegradable, great foaming, and cleansing. Sable in low pH applications.   Sulfate Free Nonionic  
Nonyl Phenol Ethoxylate/NP 9-NP 10 Used to make cleaners and degreasers for commercial use.   Non Ionic  
Octylphenol Ethoxylate Cleaners and degreasers for industrial use. H I & I.   Non Ionic  
ChemConx BnB Bath and Shampoo Concentrate Shampoo and body wash bases. Top performing Green Blend concentrate.      
Polysorbates (20, 60, 80) Solubilize essential and fragrance oils.   Non Ionic  
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Powder and Prill All vegetable, from renewable sources. Extra mild, good after feel in high-foaming cleansing products. DFE/SaferChoice Anionic  
Sodium C14-C16 Olefin Sulfonate 40% Solution 2-in-1 shampoos and personal care, hard surface, and transportation cleaners. SaferChoice Anionic  
Plantapon 611L UP High Solids. Easily dilutable. Shampoos and body washes.   Anionic  
Plantapon LGC Sorb Top blend for green, natural blends, shampoos, and washes. Sulfate free.   Anionic  
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Liquid Wide variety of shampoos, body washes, and other foaming products. Flash foam.   Anionic  
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Powder Powdered washes and powdered foaming products.      
Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate (Powder, Coarse, Flake) Top performing, mild powder surfactant for making low irritation bath foam products. EcoCert    

* pH as-as

Always verify the pH of products as you blend, and verify pH of finished products. Products with pH in the neutral range are less irritating on the skin and eyes.

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