SEPPIC launches totally natural solubilizer

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SEPPIC launches totally natural solubilizer

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SEPPIC has launched a totally natural solubilizer, tapping into formulator requirements to achieve natural and organic formulations with a high lower overall carbon footprint.

The Sepiclear G7TM is being marketed as a 100% natural and sustainable solubizer that targets a wide spectrum of formulations for the cosmetics and personal care market.

Solubization is a term that is used in both surface and colloidal chemistry, which refers to the colloidal dispersion of fluids to increase their synthesis and compatibility.

“The arrival of Sepiclear G7 in the solubilizer range demonstrates SEPPIC’s commitment to green chemistry and sustainable development, and it enables us to support customers with eco-responsible priorities,”​ said Lucie Masonneuve, the company’s product manager.

Ingredient awarded Pierre Potier Prize

The ingredient has already created some stir in the industry, having been awarded the Pierre Potier prize, created by the French Ministry of Economics, Finance and Industry, in recognition of the contribution the ingredient has made to sustainable chemistry.

Sepiclear G7 is a concentrated non-ionic sufactant that is readily biodegradable, and has been obtained in compliance with the 12 green-chemistry principles – according to the development team at SEPPIC.

It has been derived from sugar and castor-seeds, with other sources that are of 100% vegetal origin, which means it meets formulator requirements for surfactants that are 100% natural.

Trials underline advantages over other natural solubilizers

Solubilizers and surfactant have traditionally been a stumbling block for natural and organic formulators, as natural-based solutions have invariably proved difficult to develop.

However, according to SEPPIC, this ingredient has proved to be particularly efficient as a solubilizer of lipophilic compounds, namely essential oils, perfumes and vitamin E in a variety of aqueous-based formulations.

Of particular advantage is the fact that SEPPIC trials have found the ingredient to have advantages over other natural solubilizers that include the fact that it does not produce foam, which is crucial to successful toner, toiletry and aqueous gel formulations.

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