GreenLab Chemical Options
Helping to Ensure a Safer + More Sustainable Future
Replace Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs)
Change your Cleaning Product Formulation and Get Ahead of the Curve!
NPEs, such as NP-9, are man-made surfactants that are widely used in cleaning product formulations throughout the United States, Latin America and Caribbean.
HARMFUL + BANNED IN THE EU
NPEs are harmful to human health and the environment and therefore have been banned in the European Union.
Although the EPA encourages the phase-out of NPEs from detergents, regulatory scrutiny is increasing and NPEs may soon be banned. Learn more about the EPA’s Action Plan.
ALKOPON® CN Surfactant
SLES Naturally Derived from Certified Palm Kernel Oil
INTRODUCING SODIUM LAURYL ETHER SULFATE FORM OXITENO
We are proud to offer Oxiteno’s ALKOPON® CN, a Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES) 70%, 2 mole, made from naturally-derived lauryl alcohol. SLES is a widely used surfactant produced with either natural or synthetic feedstocks. If you are seeking SLES 70% made from renewable, vegetable feedstocks, ALKOPON® CN is an ideal option because it is derived from palm kernel oil that has been certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, or RSPO.
The palm oil industry is generally not sustainable and responsible for widespread deforestation in many parts of the tropics. The RSPO is a nonprofit aiming to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. Oxiteno shares RSPO’s mission and been a member of the organization since 2010.
Use ALKOPON® CN as a primary surfactant in:
Shampoo, Liquid Soap, Bubble Bath, Toothpaste, Dish Washing Liquid, Liquid Laundry Detergent and Hard Surface Cleaners for Glass and Bathrooms.