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New ingredients for household cleaners.

Here is a list of new household cleaner ingredients introduced by suppliers during the past 12 months. For more information about the ingredients listed here, contact the supplier directly.

* Ciba Specialty Chemicals

High Point, NC/Basel, Switzerland

Tel: (888) 396-2422



Ciba Tinogard S-FX

Description: excited state quencher

Suggested use level: 0.01-0.05%

Applications: Aqueous or alcohol based home and fabric care products--over a wide pH range--that are exposed to light (e.g. in transparent packaging).

Comments: Ciba Tinogard S-FX is an innovative stabilizer, based on Excited State Quencher (ESQ) technology. It reduces the potential for degradation reactions by minimizing the lifetime of excited states and inhibiting side reactions of excited state intermediates. Moreover, combined with benzotriazole UV light stabilizers, it exhibits boosting effects yielding levels of protection beyond what was previously possible. This "boosting" effect allows also for synergistic, low cost stabilization solutions offering protection beyond UV absorption.

Ciba Rheovis CSP

Description: cationic acrylic polymer supplied as 100% active micro-beads

Suggested use level: 0.1-5%

Applications: Acidic hard surface cleaners and rinse conditioners

Comments: Ciba Rheovis CSP provides effective viscosity control at low concentrations making it a highly cost efficient rheology modifier. Rheovis CSP helps formulators meet current consumer trends by enabling transparent and viscous cleaner formulations and improves the storage stability of both household cleaners and fabric rinse conditioners. It is efficient in a pH range of 1-6.

Ciba Rheovis CDE

Description: 50% active cationic acrylic polymer based on the LDP technology (liquid dispersion polymer) Acrylamide-free polymer dispersed in a biodegradable ester.

Suggested use level: 0.1-5%

Applications: rinse conditioners and acidic hard surface cleaners

Comments: Ciba Rheovis CDE enables formulators to produce the creamy consistency preferred by consumers for, in particular, fabric rinse conditioners, but also for household cleaners. It is the ideal thickener for continuous production and can be added at the end of the production process. Rheovis CDE is in a liquid form that is rapidly soluble in surfactants and acids and is efficient in a pH range of 2-7.

* Cognis Corporation

Ambler, PA

Tel: (215) 628-1437



Polyquart Ampho 149

Description: acrylic co-polymer

Suggested use level: 0.2 to 0.5%

Applications: Hard surface cleaners, glass cleaners, car wash

Comments: Polyquart Ampho 149 provides a hydrophilic temporary surface modification that makes a surface easier to clean again. It repels soil, improves gloss, allows good cleaning at neutral pH, prevents lime scale build up, and has an anti rain and anti fog effect.

Emulgin HF 70

Description: surfactant based emulsifier

Suggested use level: Varies

Applications: Used for gel rim blocks and wherever high fragrance loads are required.

Comments: Product is color stable, produces a good foam, has good efficacy, and allows one solubilizer for use with many different fragrances making production easier.

Dehypound W

Description: surfactant blend

Suggested use level: varies

Applications: Surfactant wipes such as all-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, floor cleaner, dish, car wash

Comments: Dehypound W products have been specially formulated to meet the requirements of both the wipes producer and the consumer. The low foam blends provide excellent hard surface detergency and gloss retention. The high foaming types are useful for manual dish wipes, car wash, or whereever a high, stable foam is required.

* Croda, Inc.

Parsippany, NJ

Tel: (973) 644-4900


Crodateric TO Description: Proprietary amphoteric surfactant

Suggested use level: 0.5 to 15%

Applications: Carpet spot cleaners, laundry pretreatments, multipurpose hard surface cleaners, liquid laundry detergents and detergent/softener combinations

Comments: Designed especially for removal of oily and particulate soils. An excellent detergent, wetter and lime soap dispersant. Stable in acidic and alkaline systems. An economical alternative to other amphoteric and anionic surfactants.

Crodaquat 1207

Description: Water soluble ethoxylated quaternary compound

Suggested use level: 0.3 to 7%

Applications: Touchless cleaners, Antistatic cleaners, Cleaner concentrates, Dye and pigment dispersants

Comments: Functions as a low foaming cationic detergent with good emulsification and coupling properties. Good detergency, combined with strong antistatic properties make Crodaquat 1207 based formulations efficient in the removal of tenacious surface films. Stability in acidic media and compatibility with a wide range of builders and solvents help make Crodaquat 1207 a truly versatile surfactant.

* International Specialty Products

Wayne, NJ

Tel: (973) 628-4000



Sorez 100

Description: Polyethylene glycol polyester copolymer

Suggested use level: 0.5%-1.0%

Applications: household laundry detergents, fabric conditioners and softeners, industrial and institutional detergents, specialty cleaning products

Comments: Sorez 100 is a cost-effective agent providing superior soil release and soil anti-redeposition performance for synthetic and cotton-blend fabrics. It has broad compatibility with all types of surfactants. Sorez 100 is a modified polyester copolymer concentrate in water-soluble form. This product imparts wicking properties to hydrophobic polyester. Additionally, it provides soil release and anti-redeposition properties while reducing the electrostatic charge of treated polyester. The polymer forms a thin film on the substrate, enabling effective soil removal during subsequent washes.

* Lyondell Chemical

Houston, TX

Tel: 610-359-2078



Ethacryl D Dispersants

Description: polycarboxylate copolymer dispersants

Suggested use level: dependent on system

Applications: liquid and powder laundry detergents, dishwashing and other detergents

Comments: Ethacryl D dispersants are multi-functional copolymers used in liquid and powder detergent applications. They perform the function of detergent builders and offer some additional benefits. As a builder, Ethacryl D preserves the activity of surfactants, prevents redeposition, and inhibits encrustation. All of this is accomplished at lower dosage requirements than current polymer products. Additionally, Ethacryl D dispersants exhibit surfactancy and detergency characteristics that are not found in other polymeric additives. Combined, these properties provide a new degree of formulation flexibility for detergent manufacturers.

* Penreco

Karns City, PA

Tel: 1-800-245-3952



Synergel SA V50

Description: Gelled hydrocarbon solvent (C10-C13 cycloparaffinic and isoparaffinic hydrocarbons)

Suggested use level: 2-100%

Applications: Solvent-based degreasers, household cleaners for oil & grease stains. Waterless hand cleaners

Comments: Neat delivery package. Excellent suspension properties. Outstanding solvency. Remarkable adherence to a vertical surface. Water-white appearance. Low toxicity. 30% VOC exemption

Synergel SB V50

Description: Gelled hydrocarbon solvent (C9-C15 cycloparaffinic, isoparaffinic and aromatic hydrocarbons)

Suggested use level: 2-70%

Applications: Solvent-based degreasers, household cleaners for oil & grease stains, paint strippers, graffiti removers

Comments: Excellent suspension properties. Outstanding solvency. Remarkable adherence to a vertical surface. Water-white appearance. 35% VOC exemption

Synergel SC V50

Description: Gelled hydrocarbon solvent (C12-C16 cycloparaffinic and isoparaffinic hydrocarbons)

Suggested use level: 2-100%

Applications: solvent-based degreasers, household cleaners for oil & grease stains, waterless hand cleaners

Comments: Neat delivery package. Excellent suspension properties. Outstanding solvency. Remarkable adherence to a vertical surface. Water-white appearance. Low toxicity. 100% VOC exemption.

* Rhodia

Cranbury, NJ

Tel: 1-888-776-7337


Mirapol Surf S 11 0 & 21 0 series

Description: proprietary polymers

Suggested use level: 1% as is

Applications: Bathroom cleaners

Comments: Mirapol Surf S range of polymers can be used in a variety of hard surface cleaning applications, specifically bathroom cleaners. It brings easy cleaning through anti-resoiling benefits and water sheeting which translates to faster, spot-free drying. These effects are sustained through numerous rinse cycles. The polymers do not create any build-up and can be used in both alkaline and acidic formulations.


Description: terpene EO/PO

Suggested use level: 1g/L to 1.5g/L

Applications: Low-foaming environment-friendly hard surface cleaning

Comments: Rhodoclean line of patented surfactants combines green profile and excellent cleaning and wetting performances in low-foaming HSC applications. Made from natural feedstock, these surfactants bring eco-friendly properties to formulations.

Mirapol A400

Description: phosphonated polymer

Suggested use level: 0.2% as is

Applications: Liquid formulations for chlorine bleach-based cleaners

Comments: Mirapol A400 is a new phosphonated oligomer patented by Rhodia that provides corrosion inhibition and prevents scale formation in chlorine bleach formulations.

* Seppic SA

Paris, France

Tel: :+33 (1) 40 62 55 55



Oramix NS10

Description: decyl glucoside

Suggested use level: 2-10%

Applications: Foaming agent/nonionic surfactant

Comments: Gluco-lipid surfactant of plant origin that develops an abundant, very stable foam. ORAMIX NS 10 is a mild cleanser that is very well tolerated and respects the natural biological balance of the stratum corneum. Ideal in shampoos for frequent use, oily skin products, shower gels, foam baths, etc.

Oramix CG110

Description: Caprylyl/capryl glucoside

Suggested use level: 1-5%

Applications: foaming agent/solubilizing /nonionic surfactant

Comments: Non-ethoxylated solubilizing agent for essential oils, fragrances and cationic surfactants for use in foaming formulas. Very mild cleaner.

* Stepan

Northfield, IL

Tel: 847-446-7500



Steposol DG

Description: surfactant blend

Applications: high performance cleaning and grease removal

Comments: Steposol DG a multipurpose surfactant blend used for high performance cleaning and grease removal.

Steposol SB

Description: naturally-derived petrochemical solvent substitutes

Comments: The Steposol SB Series of naturally derived petrochemical solvent substitutes. They are oleo-chemical alternates and substitutes for petroleum solvents and lubricants and degreasers.

Steposol SC

Description: blend of soya and corn esters.

Comments: This bio-solvent is ideal for many solvent cleaning applications. This is a very aggressive solvent and can be used in a replacement for halogenated hydrocarbons. End product uses include varnish and graffiti removers. The SC product would fit into many heavy duty auto applications from degreasing, to brake cleaner, to concrete cleaning.

* Sud-Chemie Inc.

Louisville, KY

Tel: 1-800-468-7210



Optigel SH

Description: sodium magnesium silicate

Suggested use level: 0.5 to 3.0%

Applications: Full range of household cleaners

Comments: Optigel SH gives clear gels and suspension in a wide pH range.

Pure Thix 1442

Description: Polyether-1

Suggested use level: 0.5-3%

Applications: Hand soap, dish detergents, fabric care, floor finishes

Comments: Nonionic associative Pure Thix 1442 is a multifunctional thickener which will provide stable, clear gels.
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