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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 have a renewable carbon index > 99%. Unlike many biobased 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.

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


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

Key Features

  • Based on BioLoop technology

  • Renewable carbon index > 99%

  • No skin or eye irritancy

  • No ecotoxicity

  • Biodegradable

  • Very low foam

  • Good detergency

  • A green alternative to alcohol ethoxylates



Light amber liquid

pH (5% aqueous)

6.0 - 8.0


5 max - gardner

Cloud point 5g in 45g (BDG/water) °C

52 - 60

Typical Properties


BioLoop Surfactant

HLB value


Pour point °C


Solids content %


Viscosity at 25°C (cP)


Flash point closed cup °C




Specific gravity at 20°C


Surface tension 0.1% (mN/m)


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.



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


Sodium carbonate - peroxide


BioLoop 56L




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.

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