Alkyl Polyglucosides and the Quest to GO GREEN
The Going Green and Clean Label trends are now, unquestionably, global pursuits. The quest for natural, non-toxic, environmentally sensitive raw materials will continue to grow as manufacturers and consumers look to reduce the environmental and health impacts of the products we use.
Surfactants, a $24 billion per year market, is no exception to these trends. The need for natural, plant-based, readily biodegradable biosurfactant chemistry is filled by Alkyl Polyglucosides (APGs). Although APGs are a relatively new surfactant category, demand for them is strong, with sales expected to reach $700 million by 2025.
APGs are a class of non-ionic biosurfactants derived from plant-based sugars and fatty alcohols. The finished products are various complex mixtures of sugar types (hydrophilic end) and variable-length alkyl groups (hydrophobic end).
These biosurfactants show superior performance, formulation ease and compatibility with typical non-ionics. APGs can be formulated to function in various pH levels, temperatures, and viscosities. Distinct variations are available to fit a broad range of applications.
Typical APG applications include HOME CARE, PERSONAL CARE, AGRICULTURE, INDUSTRIAL CLEANERS, DETERGENTS, COSMETICS, etc. APGs are go-to surfactants for industries looking to increase their “Green Footprint.”
Learn more here or contact your Silver Fern Account Manager at 866-2823384 to obtain additional technical information, order a sample, and begin bringing green to your formulations!