Antimicrobial N2000: the MIT-free preservative for effective fabric softeners at low concentration and wide pH range

The detergency industry is moving quickly to find substitutes for MIT (Methylisothiazolinone) as preservatives, forced by a change in legislation that will take effect next May. One of these substitutes is the Antimicrobial N2000: a 35% solution of dodecylguanidine hydrochloride (DGH) in propylene glycol/dipropylene glycol used to control algae, bacteria, and fungi. DGH is a…

Novethix™ HC-220 non-ionic thickeners

In detergents, thickeners are used to facilitate the dosing of the products or to achieve superior adhesion to the surfaces, and thus increase the contact time of the preparations on the surfaces. Many thickeners of an anionic nature are highly performant as modifiers of viscosity, flow type or suspension capacity, but are incompatible with cationic…

Maintenance of detergents with sorbates

Many preservatives commonly used in detergency are being discontinued due to regulatory changes. This, together with the tendency to formulate with substances that respect health and the environment, generates the need to find new alternatives to conserve detergents. Sorbates: non-sensitizing preservatives existing in nature Sorbates are molecules found in some natural products, such as mountain…

Enzymes and new trends in detergents

New global trends are affecting consumer habits. In a stressful and polluting world, today’s consumers are looking for greater ease in their daily lives and a healthy environment, and any industry that wants to meet the demands of these consumers must adapt to the new environment. In the clothes detergents sector, the growing demand for…

Transparent or opaque fabric softeners, esterquat-free and cold-manufactured

Most household fabric softeners contain esterquats from fatty acids as their main components; the esterquats are cationic surfactants that adhere to the fabrics eliminating static cling. Thanks to these fatty components, the softeners improve the smoothing feeling in most fabrics. The esterquats are used since the 80’s, both in standard formulations and in concentrated softeners.…

GLDA: sequestrant for laundry detergents

The sequestrants are used in detergency in order to reduce the levels of ions in water. With this the properties of these ions are modified and as a result we obtain a greater efficiency of the cleaning processes. They also reduce metals reactivity that over time may degrade the formulations. The Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacétate (GLDA)…