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Household, Industrial & Institutional

Key trends impact consumer demand and encourage “green chemistry”

Know-how, creativity and imagination are used by SEPPIC to offer high product quality, optimal price-performance ratio and the best possible environmental compatibility

SEPPIC offers raw materials for:

  • Detergents for Household Cleansers: multi surface detergents, specialty detergents, fabric softeners, hand and automatic dishwashing products, household cleansers, scouring agents, floor and carpet care products, bath and toilet cleansers, glass cleaners, furniture and kitchen care products, shoe care and laundry washing products;
  • Industrial and Institutional detergents: for hygiene products, appliances, equipments, systems and services for cleaning, washing, maintenance, sanitizing and disinfecting at institutional and industrial customers, food and beverage industries.

Deodorization

SEPPIC products are used to formulate products that deodorize, clean, and eliminate the sources of bad odors. They belong to the family of sugars-lipids or alkyl polyglucosides.

  Characteristics and properties
SIMULSOL™ SL 4 Low foaming with powerful hydrotrope properties
SIMULSOL™ AS 48 Low foaming, foam reducer without silicon, ideal for mechanical detergency
SIMULSOL™ SL FR 520 Low foaming, foam reducer without silicon, ideal for mechanical detergency
SIMULSOL™ SL 7 G Low foaming, green hydrotrope and booster for detergent formulations
SIMULSOL™ SL 8 High foaming, solubilizer of essential oils and powerful detergent
SIMULSOL™ SL 10 High foaming, excellent degreasing power
SIMULSOL™ SL 11 W High wetting power, enhances spreading, recommended for shining surfaces
SIMULSOL™ SL 26 C High foaming with strong emulsifying properties
SIMULSOL™ SL 55 High wetting and emulsifying and degreasing powers
SIMULSOL™ SL 826 Higher foaming surfactant combined with emulsifying properties
SIMULSOL™ B 865 High and concentrated foaming surfactant
SIMULSOL™ AG 1004 Blend FAE/APG high foaming with wetting properties
SIMULSOL™ NW 523 Blend FAE/APG Low foaming, detergency combination with hydrotropic and wetting properties


The properties of SIMULSOL™ SL include:

  • Derived from bio-based sources from renewable resources
  • Rapidly biodegradable under aerobic and anaerobic conditions
  • DID-list v2004.1 presents favorable ecotoxological profiles
  • Low risk of skin irritation when mixed with other surfactants (such as LES-Na, Betaines, FAE)
  • Active agents in high temperature aqueous solutions
  • Easy to formulate
  • Reinforcement of hydrotropic properties in strongly alkaline or acid formulations
  • Stabilization of alkali salt rich formulations
  • Improvement in storage stability of manufactured goods (under acidic, alkaline, or neutral conditions)
  • Improvement in dissolving surfactants and adjuvants
  • Agent that prevents and then enables tablets to dissolve in the course of the washing cycle
  • Reduction in dissociation under the effect of stress-sensitive polymers such as acrylics, ABS, PC, PMMA mainly used in the aeronautics and automotive industries.
  • Improvement of the sanitizing properties of benzalkonium salts and acceleration of the action of fungicides.
SIMULSOL grade SL 4 AS 48 SL 26 C SL 55 W SL 7 G SL 8 SL 826 B 865 SL 10 SL 11 W
Alkyl chain C4 C8 (2EH) C12-C16 oxoC11 & C12-C16 C7 C7 C8-C10 & C12-C16 C8-C10 C10-C12 OXOC11
HLB 16.3 14.4 11.6 12.1 13.8 13.8 13 13.8 12.6 12.4
CMC mg/l N/A 1105 80 105 5831.1 1530 131.5 5831.1 625 1350
SURF TENS @CMC (dynes/cm²) 70 30.5 28.4 28.5 27.9 25.5 27 27.3 26.2 26

 
Other products can also be recommended, such as:

  • MONTALINE™ C40 for its specific sanitizing and thickening properties
  • SOLAGUM™ USPI: thickener for fragrances and essential oils, resistant to the texturing agent H2O2
  • AMONYL™ 380 BA: amphoteric surfactant, ECOCERT certified betaine, stabilization and production of a fine foam with purifying properties in acidic media.

Indoor and outdoor surface cleaning

Household, industrial and institutional cleaners (HI&I) are intended for the routine cleaning of offices, public venues, warehouses, and industrial installations, including private residences. Demand is growing for products that are efficient, environmentally friendly, and less labor-intensive.

All surfaces can be cleaned and treated all safely:

  • Metals: aluminium-based alloys, stainless steels, copper-based alloys, silver, gold, titanium, magnesium, etc.
  • Plastic (polyurethanes, acrylics, ABS, polycarbonates, PMMA)
  • Wood
  • Leather
  • Fabric and textile
  • Paint and varnish
  • Ceramic and marble, etc.

SIMULSOL™ SL

The SIMULSOL™ SL range is effective regardless of the quality of the surface to be cleaned and treated or the nature of the pollutants.

  • See properties above

SOLAGUM™

The SOLAGUM™ range is composed of rheology modifiers from various sources, mixtures of either polyacrylamides or natural polymers.

The products are anionic and have emulsifying properties. To form a microemulsion gel, they require only a cold process: stirring with a high shear mixer, possible introduction of different raw materials depending on each targeted application, with long-term stability guaranteed.

Properties of SOLAGUM™ SH 210 SJ 108 SF 306 USPI AX
Easy to formulate *** *** *** *** ***
Alkaline pH compatibility ** ** *** ** **
Acidic pH compatibility *** na na ** ***
Anionic compatibility ** ** ** ** ***
Non-ionic compatibility ** ** ** ** ***
Cationic compatibility na na na na ***
Silicone emulsion *** *** *** *** *
Paraffinic emulsion *** *** *** *** *
White Spirit emulsion *** * * *** *
D-Limonene emulsion ** * * Not tested na
Electrolytes compatibility * na ** * ***
Oxygenated Solvents or perfumes thickeners *** * ** *** **

Sanitary cleaners

SEPPIC recommends the SIMULSOL™ SL, AMONYL™ and SOLAGUM™ ranges.

  • For routine maintenance cleaning of washable surfaces, acid-sensitive surfaces such as limestone, marble, clinker brick, aluminium, etc. Present in bathrooms, showers, washrooms and toilets, joints or aluminium, etc.
  • For the formulation of various products used in routine cleaning of surfaces/washable equipment that are acid resistant (bathroom porcelain, fittings, ceramic tiles, bathrooms, showers, washrooms, toilets, etc.).

SIMULSOL™

  • See properties above

AMONYL™

  • AMONYL™ 380 BA is a betaine that provides a fine foam which is stable over time and which stabilizes and activates the foam of the anionic surfactants
  • AMONYL™ 675 SB offers good substantivity at pH acid values and is easy to thicken with SOLAGUM™ AX
  • MONTALINE™ C40 for its specific cleansing, thickening, and sanitizing properties, compatible with anionic salts

Both products are sulfate-free.

SOLAGUM™

The rheology modifiers SOLAGUM™ AX are formulated with a mixture of natural polymers derived from acacia and xanthan gums which can be used at room temperature. They exhibit good acid resistance and good compatibility with benzalkonium salts.

Sanitizers for surface disinfection

SEPPIC recommends:

  • SIMULSOL™ SL line
  • AMONYL™ line
  • MONTALINE C40
  • SOLAGUM™ AX

Environmental surfaces contribute to the contamination of nursing staff through hand contact with contaminated surfaces, medical equipment, or patients.
Effective cleaning must be carried out before sanitation. It is often carried out with detergent, water, and scrubbing agitation, the visible dirt and the detergent being rinsed and removed with clean water.
Detergents are chemicals that remove dirt and grease. However, they do not eliminate bacteria and other microorganisms. Sanitation is required for this purpose.

The term sanitary refers to the state of a food contact surface or utensil that does not contain microorganisms at a rate that allows the transmission of infectious diseases or compromises food safety. Sanitizers are products that can destroy microorganisms, including bacteria and viruses.

One or more of the following products is used to disinfect and sanitize surfaces:

  • Disinfecting wipe
  • Sanitizing wipe for food contact
  • Liquid concentrate disinfectant
  • Liquid concentrate sanitizer for food contact
  • Ready-to-use liquid disinfect
  • Ready-to-use liquid sanitizer for food contact
  • Ready-to-use cleaner (not anti-bacterial), which may include window cleaners.

SIMULSOL™ SL facilitates the rapid destruction of bacteria and/or viruses.

  • See the properties of SIMULSOL™ SL above.

Hand and machine dishwashing

Formulations of detergents for hand dishwashing

Detergents for hand dishwashing use foaming surfactants such as available long-chain alkyl polyglucosides (SIMULSOL™ SL) combined with betaines (AMONYL™) playing the primary role in loosening and emulsifying all kinds of grease.
They lower the surface tension of the dishwashing water, letting the water drain on the dishes.
These products also cut down on skin irritation.

Selection of long-chain alkylpolyglucosides: SIMULSOL™ SL and AMONYL™

  Main applications
SIMULSOL™ SL 11 W High wetting power for reinforce the spreading and penetration
SIMULSOL™ SL 4 Low foaming, co-solvent and/or co-surfactant, viscosity reducer
SIMULSOL™ SL 7 G Low foaming, green hydrotrope and booster of formulations
SIMULSOL™ SL 8 High foaming, solubilizer for fungicide and insecticide and detergency
SIMULSOL™ SL 10 High foaming, good degreaser
SIMULSOL™ SL 26 C High foaming with strong emulsifying properties

 

  • AMONYL™ 380 BA is a betaine that offers a fine foam which is stable over time and which stabilizes and activates the foam of the anionic surfactants
  • The sulfobetaine AMONYL™ 675 SB offers good substantivity at acidic pH values, recommended for rinsing products, easy to thicken using SOLAGUM™ AX.

Both are sulfate-free.

Formulations of detergents for automatic dishwashers
Automatic dishwashing includes the use of a dishwasher or a rack conveyor dishwashing system with a reduced dose of product often provided by a peristaltic pump. Cleaning is performed using a highly concentrated mixture of low foaming surfactants, generally with a high concentration of alkali salts.
The short-chain alkyl polyglucoside SIMULSOL™ SL is highly recommended and makes it possible to accept a high concentration of alkali salts without separation.

La gamme d'alkylpolyglucosides à courte chaîne SIMULSOL™ SL est vivement recommandée, et permet d'accepter une concentration élevée de sels alcalins sans séparation.

  Main applications
SIMULSOL™ SL 4 Low foaming, used as co-solvent and/or co-surfactant, viscosity reducer, binds tablets and works as release agent during washing cycle.
SIMULSOL™ AS 48 Low foaming, used as powerful hydrotrope
SIMULSOL™ SL FR 520 Low foaming properties fully compatible for mechanical detergency using pumps
SIMULSOL™ SL 7 G Low foaming, green hydrotrope and enhances the yield of formulations
SIMULSOL™ NW 523 Blend FAE/APG Low foaming, turn and key surfactant with degreasing, hydrotropic and wetting properties
SIMULSOL™ SL 11 W High wetting power, recommended for rinsing aid products

Laundry cleaners

SEPPIC products are used to produce environmentally-friendly detergent concentrates for laundry use (low-foaming for washing machine use and foaming for hand washing), phosphate-free, enabling reduced wash time at lower wash temperature, containing natural ingredients.

Products recommended for the formulation of laundry detergent for washing machines.

Selection of short-chain alkyl polyglucosides: SIMULSOL™ SL

  Main applications
SIMULSOL™ SL 4 Low foaming, co-solvent and/or co-surfactant, viscosity reducer. Binds tablets together and works as release agent during washing cycle.
SIMULSOL™ AS 48 Low foaming, powerful hydrotrope
SIMULSOL™ SL FR 520 Low foaming, reduces foam for mechanical detergency
SIMULSOL™ SL 7 G Low foaming, green hydrotrope and formulation booster
SIMULSOL™ NW 523 Blend FAE/APG Low foaming, hydrotropic and wetting properties
SIMULSOL™ SL 11 W s High wetting power, used at low concentration, enhances the penetration in fibers

 
Products recommended for the formulation of liquid detergent for hand washing

Selection of long-chain alkyl polyglucosides: SIMULSOL™ SL

  Main applications
SIMULSOL™ SL 7 G Low foaming, green hydrotrope and booster of formulations
SIMULSOL™ SL 8 High foaming, solubilizer and detergent
SIMULSOL™ SL 10 High foaming, good degreaser
SIMULSOL™ SL 11 W High wetting power, enhance the penetration in fibers
SIMULSOL™ SL 26 C High foaming with strong emulsifying properties

 
Selection of amphoteric surfactants or betaines: AMONYL™

  • AMONYL™ 380 BA: high foaming and emulsifying properties
  • AMONYL™ 675 SB: high foaming and emulsifying properties

Anti Graffiti Removers

Anti Graffiti Removers formulated with SEPPIC products activate penetration inside the graffiti and enhance the chemical fracture of the molecular bonds in paints, markers, etc. They are used to formulate finished products who are not containing usual chlorinated solvents combined with methanol or other aromatic solvents, with a “green” approach for maximum consumer safety.

Rheology modifiers coupled with a green surfactant like SIMULSOL SL 11 W can be used to improve formulations in terms of “green” standards and efficacy.

Some examples of Anti-graffiti removers:

  formula % formula % formula % formula % formula %
SOLAGUM™ SH 210 3% 5% 2.4% 2.4% 2.4%
DMSO 48.5% 47.5% 77.6% 77.6% 77.6%
N Méthyl Pyrrolidone 48.5% 47.5% - - -
Ethyl acetate - - 20% - -
TetraHydroFurane - - - 20% -
Méthyl Ethyl Cétone - - - - 20%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Viscosities on time being          
after 1 Day 88,000 372,000 43,000 54,000 62,000
after 1 Month 130,000 363,000 57,000 68,000 69,000
after 1 Year at 20°C 143,000 373,000 48,000 67,000 50,000

Basic floor care

The principal reasons for floor cleaning are:

  • To remove stains, dirt litter and obstructions.
  • To remove grit and sand which scratch and wear down the floor.
  • To remove allergens (mites), in particular fine dust.
  • To prevent wear to the surface (e.g. by using a floor wax)
  • To make the environment sanitary (e.g. in kitchens).
  • To beautify the floor.
  • To protect environment by using eco friendly surfactants

The treatment needed for different types of floors is different according to each nature of floor.
SEPPIC products have advantages in terms of “Ecolabel“ approach.

They are adapted to a wide variety of floor cleaning machines such as floor buffers, automatic floor scrubbers and sweepers, and carpet extractors that can deep clean almost any type of hard floor or carpeted flooring, allow time saving and use less water.

Low foaming products that help final operation of flush off:

  Main applications
SIMULSOL™ SL 4 Low foaming, co-solvent and/or co-surfactant, viscosity reducer.
SIMULSOL™ AS 48 Low foaming, hydrotrope and clarifier.
SIMULSOL™ SL FR 520 Low foaming, Reducing foam properties for mechanical detergency.
SIMULSOL™ SL 7 G Low foaming, green hydrotrope and booster of formulations.
SIMULSOL™ NW 523 Blend FAE/APG Low foaming, hydrotropic and wetting properties.
SIMULSOL™ SL 11 W High wetting power for tiles, plastics floors and shining surfaces.

Formulations for wood treatments

Indoor wood becomes dirty and dull over time. All dirt must be removed from the surface prior to any basic treatment.

SEPPIC products have advantages in terms of “Ecolabel approach”.

SIMULSOL™ SL range or SOLAGUM™ range can be used in insecticides, fungicides or polishes to protect the wood.

They are used to formulate non aggressive floor cleaners of green bio based origins, which stimulate the natural qualities of the wood.

Recommended products for such treatments formulators:

  Main applications
SIMULSOL™ SL 11 W High wetting power, reinforces the spreading and penetration
SIMULSOL™ SL 4 Low foaming, co-solvent and/or co-surfactant, viscosity reducer,
SIMULSOL™ SL 7 G Low foaming, green hydrotrope and formulation booster
SIMULSOL™ SL 8 High foaming, solubilizer for fungicide and insecticide and detergency
SIMULSOL™ SL 10 High foaming, good degreaser
SIMULSOL™ SL 26 C High foaming with strong emulsifying properties.

 

SOLAGUM™ grade SH 210 USPI AX
Easy to formulate *** ** ***
Alkaline pH compatibility * ** ***
Acidic pH compatibility *** ** ***
Anionic compatibility ** ** **
Non-ionic compatibility ** ** **
Cationic compatibility NA NA NA
Silicone oils *** *** ***
Paraffin oils *** *** ***
White Spirit *** ** *
Limonene ** Not tested Not tested
Solvent thickener *** *** NA