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Cationic Surfactant for the Cosmetic Industry

Genamin BTLF

Genamin BTLF is an exclusive form of Behentrimonium Chloride, free of any flammable solvents. Genamin BTLF provides a safe, efficient and easy to use blend of this very successful and widely used conditioning quat. Outstanding performance on hair, such as soft, natural feel and excellent dry combing properties is now combined with safe and convenient handling.
Hair damaged by bleaching, permanent waving or excessive degreasing feels and looks dull and lifeless. Genamin BTLF greatly improves the condition of the hair, making the hair look healthy and strong. Genamin BTLF offers a superb softening effect also for thick and hard to manage hair. The antistatic effect of Genamin BTLF is also noteworthy.
  • Gloss / shine enhancement
  • Good antistatic action
  • Provides soft, natural feel
  • Improves wet and especially dry combability
  • Gives Volume and body to hair
  • Superior softening
  • Free of any flammable solvents
  • Vegetable based
  • Convenient and safe handling


Product details
Chemical Name
  • Behentrimonium Chloride
Product Function
  • Hair Conditioning Agent
Chemical Type
  • Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
  • Hair Conditioner
Performance Claims
  • Conditioning
  • Hair volumizing
  • Vegetable-based
For regulatory details such as the classification and labelling as dangerous substances or goods please refer to our corresponding Material Safety Data Sheet.
Technical Data
Appearance  Pellets
Active Substance (ca.) 70%
INCI-Name Behentrimonium Chloride
Processing and Storage
Processing Instructions
Genamin BTLF can be incorporated to both, the aqueous or the oil phase:

Introducing Genamin BTLF via the aqueous phase:
A hydrobic emulsifier, e.g. Hostacerin DGI (INCI: Polyglyceryl- 2 Sesquiisostearate), the consistency modifier (fatty alcohol) and any oils used are melted at 75 – 80°C. Genamin BTLF is dispersed in the aqueous phase while stirring and heating to approx. 75 °C. Than the heated water phase is added to the melted oil phase while stirring. Active substances and perfume oils should be added only after the mixture has cooled down to about 35°C.

Introducing Genamin BTLF via the oil phase:
Genamin BTLF is melted together at 75 – 80°C with a hydrophilic emulsifier, e.g. Hostaphat KL 340 D (INCI: Trilaureth- 4 Phosphate), the consistency modifier and any oils used. The aqueous phase is heated separately to the same temperature and added while stirring to the liquid quat/consistency modifier/oil phase. Active substances and perfume oils should be added only after the mixture has cooled down to about 35°C.

Storage Instructions
The product must be protected from excessively high and low temperatures during storage. Further information on handling, storage and dispatch is given in the EC safety data sheet.
Genamin BTLF is used mainly in cream-type hair conditioners and hair replenishing treatments. The concentration required depends on the hair. The more damaged the hair is, the more Genamin BTLF will be used to achieve best effect, starting at approx. 0.5% up to 2.0%. Other possible applications are in the manufacture of antistatic fixatives for permanent waving, hair lotions, shampoos and styling creams.
As a cationic surfactant, Genamin

BTLF is adsorbed onto negatively charged surfaces without leaving a visible film. Therefore, Genamin BTLF adsorbes onto the hair out of aqueous and alcoholic solutions as well as from emulsions (dispersions). This effect can be further enhanced by combination with other additives, such as film-forming agents and fatty components. Due to the resulting reduction in hair surface resistance, Genamin BTLF facilitates combing and prevents the hair from ‘flying’.
Environmental labels
  • EWG
  • Halal
  • ISO 16128
  • Registration China
  • Vegan
  • Whole Foods Baseline
  • Whole Foods Premium
  • INCI Name:
    Behentrimonium Chloride
  • Product Function:
    Hair conditioning agent
  • Renewable Carbon Index (RCI):
    88 %
  • Environmental Working Group (EWG) Score:
  • Has No Palm Content
  • For details about the Vegan Society label, please contact us.

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