BioLoop 84L

Product Category: BioLoops

A BioLoop Surfactant - The next generation of green surfactants

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Introducing a new range of bio-based surfactants containing components that are 100% renewable. Unlike many bio-based surfactants, this product offer excellent surfactant properties and can be used as a green alternative to the conventional synthetic nonionics such as alcohol ethoxylates. Based on soybean oil, which unlike some palm oil is a great sustainable source.

Key Features

  • Based on BioLoop technology

  • 100% renewable

  • No skin or eye irritancy

  • Low ecotoxicity

  • Biodegradable

  • Medium foam

  • Good detergency

  • Great wetting on glass

  • A green alternative to alcohol ethoxylates

  • Palm oil free

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 1% aqueous 

80 - 88

Solids content %

78 - 82

pH 5% aqueous

6 - 8

Applications

Excellent detergency:


• Can be used in hard surface cleaners and general cleaners. In formulations that contain alcohol ethoxylates then use BioLoop 84L as a green alternative. Also the SDS classifications will help ensure negative impact on the hazard classification of the end product.


Excellent wetting on glass:


• Can be used in a new generation of bio-based glass cleaners.

Typical Properties

Composition

BioLoop Surfactant

Odour 

Characteristic 

Viscosity at 25°C (cP)

539

Specific gravity at 20°C

1.08

Pour point °C

17.0

Flash point closed cup °C

>150

Surface tension 0.1% (mN/m)

39.2

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 and then after 1, 3 and 5 minutes.

Initial

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1 minute

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3 minutes

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5 minutes

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Conclusion

When compared to our full range of surfactants would be classed a MEDIUM foam surfactant.

Detergency Profile

Test method

A formulated soil is applied to a painted disc and then aged in an oven. The disc is then soaked in a detergent solution for 10 minutes and then rotated for a further 5 minutes. The % soil removal is then measured.

Results:

Conclusion

The % soil removal indicates that BioLoop 84L has a HIGH detergency ranking.

Substrate Wetting

Test method

A 0.5% solution is prepared and is dropped onto various substrates. The contact angle is then measured using a goniometer. The angle is measured initially and then after 5 seconds. The lower the angle the better the product wets the substrate.

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Water after 5 seconds

Glass:

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BioLoop 84L after 5 seconds

Application Examples

Glass cleaner:

Bioloop 84L has fantastic wetting characteristics on glass: see our recommendation