Alkyl Polyglucoside (APG )
Product Name: Alkyl Polyglucoside (APG )
Botanic Name: APG
Alkyl Polyglucoside (APG ) is an non-ionic surfactant that can be used as a foaming, cleansing, conditioning, and thickening agent to liquid cleansers, shampoos and green cleaning. It is derived from renewable raw materials such as coconut, corn starch and sugars, and is completely biodegradable. Alkyl glycosides are produced by combining a sugar such as glucose with a fatty alcohol in the presence of acid catalysts at elevated temperatures. Sugar-based surfactants represent a growing market. Among these, Alkyl Polyglucosides (APG) is on top. It is GMO-free and contains no diethanolamine, lauryl sulfates, laureth sulfates, parabens and phthalates, or formaldehyde. Studies show that there is no environmental risk even where APGs are used in large quantities. Polyglucoside is mainly used to thicken and increase the foaming capacity of green cleaning, liquid soap and in skin-care products.