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C8-14 Alkyl polyglucoside (APG0814)
Aqueous solution of alkyl polyglucosides based on a natural fatty alcohol C8 - C14.
INCI name: Coco Glucoside
Yellowish, slightly cloudy and viscous liquid.
APG0814 exhibits an improved low temperature behavior. Due to the content of lower alkyl chain glucosides, APG 0814 can be stored and processed at lower temperature levels (>5°C).
APG0814 can be easily formulated because it does not exhibit a gel phase upon dilution. By reducing the pH value, e.g., with citric acid to below 8.5 the cloudiness being specific for the product disappears thus also enabling the formulation of clear products.
Aqueous solutions of APG0814 cannot be thickened by addition of NaCl. In combination with anionic surfactants the viscosity can be improved by electrolyte addition.
APG0814 provides excellent dishwashing performance especially in combination with anionic and amphoteric surfactants. This product is, therefore, well suited for the manufacture of manual dishwashing agents. In manual dishwashing formulations APG0814 exhibits an equivalent performance to APG1214 coupled with the benefit of improved low temperature behavior.
Additionally APG0814 provides good detergent performance when used for surfactant systems in a wide variety of household and institutional cleaning products, e.g., hard surface cleaners and liquid laundry detergents.
APG 0814 exhibits an excellent skin compatibility (not classified "irritating to skin). By substituting a portion of generally more irritating anionic surfactants with APG0814, a formulation with improved mildness and excellent cleaning performance will be obtained. APG 0814 contains no preservatives. Below pH 11.5 APG0814 is no longer sufficiently protected against microbial contamination, that means the end formulation has to be preserved in a suitable way.
APG 0814 is well suited for the manufacture of manual dishwashing agents and a wide variety of household and institutional cleaning products. APG0814 exhibits a very low dermal irritation and is classified as "non irritating to skin" (no R38-phrase) and it’s especially suitable for concentrated formulations. In comparison to the APG 1214 types APG 0814 exhibits a better low temperature behavior and aqueous solubility properties.
Storage and transportation
APG 0814 can be stored in sealed original containers protected from frost and below 40 °C for at least 1 year.
Maximum Storage Temperature - recommended maximum storage temperature of APG 0814 is 43°C. When heating, avoid prolonged localized temperatures exceeding 43°C to avoid possible product discoloration. Use tempered water when possible. Low pressure steam is acceptable if the product is monitored regularly.
Bulk storage material – Carbon steel should not be used to store or handle APG 0814 due to probable contamination by iron. Recommended plastic drum or IBC made of high density polyethylene (HDPE) are both acceptable.