Organic salts: contribution of minerals with high bioavailability and solubility

In the dietary and beverage industry, and food in general, the supply of minerals is usually made through inorganic salts. However, these salts are inefficient as they are poorly absorbed (bioavailability). As a result, the industry has been moving for some time towards other alternatives to solve this problem: organic salts. For this reason, in…

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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…

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Multifunctional cosmetic plant-based ingredients, according to ISO 16128

In recent years, there has been a growing perception of the plant-based products benefits on health. This has led many consumers to prefer natural products in many fields including Cosmetics. Although the standards regulating the natural cosmetics are variable and the criteria defining them are sometimes confusing, the consumers often perceive these cosmetics as less…

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EuroVanillin: a new source of natural and sustainable vanillin

Vanillin is the aromatic component par excellence of the hundreds of vanilla components. More of 80% of the vanillin production worldwide is obtained from the guaiacol and catechol present in petroleum derivatives. This fact makes the vanillin a less sustainable product. In an increasingly environmentally-conscious market place, it is more important than ever to find natural…

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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.…

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Inhibitor of paraffins for lubricants

The Cloud Point is the temperature under which the lubricant base starts to crystallise and paraffins crystals precipitate. When it occurs, there is an extremely high risk of pipeline clogging thus preventing the lubricant from operating correctly. Therefore an inhibitor of paraffins is added to the lubricants. Quimidroga provides the VISCOPLEX® COPI (Crude Oil Paraffin…

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The first Sodium Benzoate registered in BPR as preservative in detergency

The legislation regulating the biocide products has been reviewed in the last years, and many preservatives usually used in detergency are now facing new restrictions. This, together with the trend to formulate with substances respectful of the human health and the environment, limits the alternative options to preserve homecare products.   Sodium Benzoate One of…

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