BioLoop 56L

Product Category: BioLoops

A BioLoop Surfactant - The next generation of green surfactants

Introducing a new range of bio-based surfactants containing components that are 100% renewable. Unlike many bio-based surfactants, this product offers excellent surfactant properties and can be used as a green alternative to conventional synthetic nonionic such as alcohol ethoxylates. It is based on soybean oil, which unlike some palm oil is a great sustainable source. BioLoop 56L exhibits very low foam characteristics and can be used in detergent applications that require good foam control.

Key Features

  • Based on BioLoop technology

  • 100% renewable

  • No skin or eye irritancy

  • No ecotoxicity

  • Biodegradable

  • Very low foam

  • Good detergency

  • A green alternative to alcohol ethoxylates

PG (Pure Grade) v Normal Grade

The normal grade of BioLoop surfactants are aimed at standard industrial-based processes in which clarity in an aqueous medium isn’t a necessity. The PG versions which denotes our purified grades are for industries in which clarity in aqueous mediums is essential.

PG Version

Typical Applications

Normal Grade

Oils and Lubricants

Emulsion Polymers

Agrochemical additives

Textiles auxiliaries

Hand and floor wipes

Specification

Appearance

Light amber liquid 

Colour

5 max - gardner

Cloud point 5g in 45g (BDG/water) °C

52 - 60

pH (5% aqueous)

6 - 8

Applications

The main feature of BioLoop 56L is the low foam characteristics. This will lend itself to be used in applications where foam control is essential. Many applications that are subject to high shears such as industrial spray cleaners, textile axillaries and machine dishwashing applications need good foam control to function effectively.


• Machine dishwasher application
• Textile processing
• High-pressure spray cleaners

Typical Properties

Composition

BioLoop Surfactant

Solids content %

100

Odour

Characteristic 

HLB value

10.8

Viscosity at 25°C (cP) 

468

Specific gravity at 20°C

1.08

Pour point °C

10

Flash point closed cup °C

>150

Surface tension 0.1% (mN/m)

35.4

Foaming Profile

Test method

A 0.1% solution is prepared and aerated for 30 seconds and then stopped. The degree of foaming is assessed initially, then next after 10 seconds and then again after 60 seconds.

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Conclusion


This product has extremely low foaming characteristics compared to other commercially available surfactants.

Detergency testing - ASTM D3556 - Machine Dishwash


Test method


A test formulation was prepared and compared against the leading brand of dishwasher all-in-one solid/liquid pods. The BioLoop 56L replaced a conventional synthetic liquid detergent component such as Trideceth-7 (Lansurf AE37). No difference in performance was observed when comparing the leading brand. Below depicts the cleaning performance on glass tumblers and both have the same excellent performance.

Formulation per capsule -

based on water soluble polymer capsule

Sodium carbonate

8.8

Sodium carbonate - peroxide

4.32

BioLoop 56L

2.88

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Observation


No differences were observed in the cleaning performance when replacing a synthetic liquid detergent with BioLoop 56L.


As in most commercial all-in-one tablets, the alkaline powder is kept in a separate polymer pouch to the liquid detergent. This is to ensure greater storage stability.