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BioLoop Surfactants

The next generation of green surfactants

For many years we have been exploring the concept of engineering new surfactants using novel bio-based technologies. Sustainable products from renewable sources have been around for many years but the majority have very limited functionality in terms of performance compared to synthetic countertypes. Our remit was to develop a range of bio-based products that offer comparable performance against the synthetic products across a wide range of applications.

The new range of BioLoop surfactants have been designed to offer the formulator a wide range of options based on selection of products that range from hydrophobic to more hydrophilic types.

These products can be used in many applications and perform against standard synthetic nonionics such as commonly used alcohol ethoxylates. If you want to explore a totally new chemistry, then the BioLoop surfactants are an exciting new range of products.

BioLoop molecule 56L
BioLoop molecule 68L
BioLoop molecule 84L

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.

Typical Applications

Normal Grades

Oils and Lubricants

Emulsion Polymers

Agrochemical additives

Textiles auxiliaries

Hand and floor wipes

PG Versions

Personal Care


Household products

Radiocarbon (C14) dating

Result: 99.36% Bio-based carbon

Radiocarbon data

Mildness Studies

The ET 50 test method

The in vitro test was successfully adapted from the widely used ET50 method using human reconstructed skin models.
Formulations are applied to the skin model surface for defined time points, followed by determination of any damage to the skin cells, using an indicator of intracellular metabolism. Test results are expressed as the ET50 value - the time taken for viability to drop to 50% of the untreated control.

The results indicate that the BioLoops, in this instance BioLoop 84L, gave a result to show extreme mildness.

Degree of mildness

SLS Result
CAPB Result
SLES Result
BioLoop 84L Result

Foaming Profile

Test method
A 0.1% solution is prepared and aerated for 30 seconds and then stopped. The degree of foaming is assessed after 60 seconds: A foaming classification was then defined using comparative foaming date generated across the whole of our product range.

BioLoop 56L foam result

BioLoop 56L type:

Classed as
extreme low foam

BioLoop 68L foam result

BioLoop 68L type:

Classed as
medium foam

BioLoop 84Lfoam result

BioLoop 84L type:

Classed as
medium foam

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