pigmentos para pinturas

How to choose paint pigments?

When manufacturing a paint, it is very important to know how to choose all its components so that it retains its properties when used in the application for which it has been designed. One of these properties, perhaps one of the most important, is undoubtedly the colour. The components that determine the colour of a…

Dispersantes homopolímeros acrílicos y copolímeros acrílico-maleicos para detergentes

Acrylic Dispersing Agents

Sodium tripolyphosphate is the most widely used dispersing agent during the 20th century. It is very effective, and has been one of the main adjuvants in the manufacture of detergents. In addition to being a dispersing agent, it is a water hardness sequestrant, an emulsifier and a stabiliser. However, the massive use of phosphates has…

Tensioactivos de baja espuma para detergentes

Low-foaming surfactants

Surfactants Surfactants are organic molecules that modify the surface forces, i.e., the attraction between molecules of a liquid on its surface. They are used in detergents as they help to dissolve or emulsify water-insoluble substances. Surfactants have emulsifying, wetting, detergent and foaming properties. The classification of surfactants is based on the charge they possess when…

Emulsionantes naturales para cremas cosméticas

Natural emulsifiers

What is an emulsion? Emulsions are mixtures of polar and non-polar liquids, and cosmetics are full of formulations combining an aqueous phase with oily ingredients.   What is an emulsifier for? In order for these mixtures to remain stable, emulsifiers must be incorporated. Thanks to emulsifiers, aqueous and oily phases, which are immiscible, can be…

Bioflavonoides cítricos: la alternativa al óxido de zinc para combatir la diarrea en lechones al destete

Citrus bioflavonoids: the alternative to zinc oxide to prevent diarrhoea in weaning piglets

Diarrhoea in weaning piglets, a challenge Today piglet weaning remains a critical point in pig production. Weaning in intensive pig production systems occurs at an age when the piglet is physiologically immature, both digestively and immunologically. Thus, the separation from the mother, the introduction to a new environment and the disappearance of mother’s milk from…

Ingredientes para formular un champú sin sulfatos

Sulfate-free surfactants

When developing sulfate-free shampoos, the main challenge faced by the formulator is to achieve foaming and viscous products. The selection of sulfate-free surfactants is essential to achieve high performance products.   Surfactants Surfactants are essential components in cosmetics. From body hygiene to skin moisturising cosmetics, and even tooth and nail care products, surfactants are found…