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Surfactants are the basis for every single formulation in the Industrial & Home Care business. A wide range of options is of fundamental importance for customers.

Many Clariant surfactants can be offered from various production sites to fulfill regional needs in a cost-effective way. Clariant focuses on increasing the efficiency of surfactant systems in cleaning formulations as this addresses a key aspect of sustainability.

Our ongoing search for sustainable solutions led us to GlucoPure™: innovative and high-performing sugar-based surfactants for hand dishwashing and hard surface cleaners. GlucoPure™ is based on sugar and natural oils such as RSPO certified palm oil resulting in a Renewable Carbon Index of up to 95%.

From specific blends to facilitate and accelerate the production of many different formulations from our customers, to synergy concepts based on the versatile and powerful performance-boosting ammonium quaternary Hostapur HY. Our range allows formulations even with anionic surfactants, and enables a reduction in the total amount of surfactants used.

Genaminox® CHE is a new amine oxide in the Clariant line of products, allowing much more efficient and environmentally friendly formulations for cleaners and disinfectants formulations.

Clariant offers a complete portfolio of surfactants including:

  • Anionics
  • Ethoxylates
  • Amine Oxides
  • Betaines
  • Quats / Esters
  • Amine derivatives
  • Sugar surfactants

Discover value

  • GlucoPure
    We developed an environmentally-friendlier surfactant that is not only sugar-based but also incredibly high-powered. And we call it GlucoPure.


  • GlucoPure® Foam
    GlucoPure Foam is the perfect combination of sustainability and performance for Hand Dishwashing Liquid Detergents, with the additional benefits of no aqua toxicity labelling and skin mildness.
  • GlucoPure® Wet
    GlucoPure Wet combines fast soap scum removal and mildness to plastic materials to give you the most suitable co-surfactant for bathroom cleaners and hard surface cleaners in general.
  • GlucoPure® Deg
    GlucoPure Deg presents the same performance profile of the GlucoPure Foam, but is commercialized with more than 60% active content and approximately 10% of ethanol.
  • GlucoPure® Sense
    GlucoPure Sense is a co-surfactant from the Glucamide family based on sunflower oil grown and harvested in Europe. It delivers unparalleled mildness to hand dishwashing liquid detergents, with the additional benefits of allowing for non-irritant label formulations.
  • Hostapur HY
    Detergency booster in presence of anionc-based formulations (HDWL) and cationic cleaner. Easily dosed, efficient, versatile.
  • Genaminox CHE
    Genaminox CHE is Clariant’s pioneering generation of Amine Oxide (AO) for hard surface cleaners (HSC). Made from a plant-based renewable hydrophobe, Genaminox CHE enables manufacturers to cut active ingredient input to achieve lower cost, greener pro ducts with enhanced cleaning performance.

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