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GLUCOTAIN® is a more efficient thickener

GlucoTain comes in four innovative solutions that clean gently, provide improved thickening results and deliver stable foam. GlucoTain helps you formulate by making it easy to attain the right viscosity, without salt. Especially in sulfate-free platforms, where thickening formulations can be a major hurdle, GlucoTain outperforms other standard mild surfactants.

Viscosity test

Improving the viscosity of a foaming shampoo formulation has both marketing and technical importance.

A rich lather will be perceived by consumers as highly concentrated and value for money. Thickening also has an advantage when applying the shampoo in the shower: A thin shampoo would run off the hands easily, and a thickened formulation can help keep a heterogeneous solution stable.

Clariant has demonstrated that the performance of GlucoTain, as a co-surfactant, has a better thickening response than Coco-Glucoside upon the addition of electrolyte.


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  • GlucoTain Clear
    GlucoTain Clear (INCI: Capryloyl/Caproyl Methyl Glucamide) is our EO- and PEG-free hero surfactant for fresh and light formulations and an excellent solubilizer for fragrances for all kinds of products. This sugar surfactant offers formulations a boost through light and fluffy foam, easy rinse-off, and a squeaky-clean skin feel. Suitable for all skin types, GlucoTain Clear provides an ideal solution for refreshing, vitalizing shower products, hand wash, and 2-in-1 shower and hair products.Providing powerful foaming and cleaning in personal care and home care formulations, GlucoTain ingredients emit radically less CO2 from cradle to gate than for example the widely used APGs.
  • GlucoTain Plus
    GlucoTain Plus is sugar based mild surfactant and our passionate lathering cleanser. With its light and abundant foam, it leaves the skin with a deep clean feel and makes hair cleansing truly enjoyable. GlucoTain Plus works best with: Facial cleansers for oily skin, make up removers, deep cleansing shampoos for oily and greasy hair as well as anti-dandruff shampoos.
  • GlucoTain Care
    GlucoTain Care is the most tender in our mild sugar surfactant family. With its rich and creamy foam, it still remains easy to rinse off and leaves a gently conditioned and moisturized after feel. Especially suitable for dry, damaged and sensitive hair and skin. Due to its sensory profile it is recommended for conditioning, repair and baby shampoos as well as pampering facial cleansers. Discover Value with GlucoTain. To learn more, click here
  • GlucoTain Flex
    GlucoTain® Flex is our versatile sugar surfactant offering freedom when formulating. It supports the development of sulfate-free and CAPB-free formulations, and with its creamy foam, it leaves a squeaky-clean and nourished after-feel. Learn more about the story of Glucotain.

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