GlucoTain® Surfactants

Discover a new sensory

GlucoTain is an innovative range of sugar-based surfactants offering sensory benefits through individual foam structures – from fluffy to rich – and light to caring conditioning levels. It creates new possibilities for formulators to go the next step in developing innovative products and platforms based on sulfate-free, CAPB-free and betaine-free formulations for a wide range of applications.

In addition it addresses the consumer’s desire for more natural and mild products with no compromise on cleansing properties. GlucoTain is suitable for hair care and skin care applications such as shampoo, shower liquid, soaps, facial cleansers or shaving foams. GlucoTain’s EO-free and sulfate-free ingredients are readily biodegradable products with a 94-95 % RCI (Renewable Carbon Index), a high content of non-tropical biomass, and a good ecotox profile. 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 is available in 6 products, all offering excellent compatibility with other ingredients.

GlucoTain® portfolio:

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> GlucoTain® Plus
Capryloyl/Caproyl Methyl Glucamide (and) Lauroyl/Myristoyl Methyl Glucamide 50% Co-Surfactant
> GlucoTain® Flex
Lauroyl/Myristoyl Methyl Glucamide 35% Co-Surfactant
> GlucoTain® Care
Cocoyl Methyl Glucamide 40% Co-Surfactant
> GlucoTain® Sense
Sunfloweroyl Methyl Glucamide 52% Co-Surfactant
> GlucoTain® liquiFlex
Lauroyl/Myristoyl Glucamide (and) Coco-Betaine 35% Co-Surfactant

Discover GlucoTain®

  • Extra mild surfactants from root to tip

    GlucoTain® will revolutionize the way you think about mild surfactants today. This innovative sugar-based surfactant range embraces mildness without compromising on cleansing, and is ideal for new platforms and sulfate-free formulations. more

  • High and Long Lasting Foam

    From fluffy to rich and light to caring, GlucoTain’s four mild surfactant solutions offer formulators the opportunity to create a broad spectrum of skin and hair care rinse-off products with more stable foam and a higher amount of lather. more

  • Better Thickener

    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. more

  • Effective cleanser

    As a well-balanced mild surfactant GlucoTain offers the high compatibility benefits of non-ionic surfactants and good cleansing efficacy of amphoteric ones. Discover GlucoTain four different solutions to fulfil your cleansing formulations needs. more

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Clariant’s GlucoTain® range has been launched to support the Personal Care market’s growing needs.

Learn more about the Global Skin Care market needs and how GlucoTain® surfactants can improve formulations.

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