ROKAmina K30 belongs to the amphoteric surfactants from the betaine group. The commercial product is an aqueous solution with an active content of about 30% and a light yellow colour. ROKAmina K30 is used as an ingredient in cleansing preparations for removing impurities from the skin and hair surface.
It has excellent foaming properties in a wide range of pH and water hardness. In combination with anionic surfactants (SLS, SLES, ABSNa) it shows a positive, synergistic increase in the volume of foam and improves the stability of the preparations. It is a substance that modifies the rheology of preparations containing anionic surfactants in the presence of electrolytes.
ROKAmina K30 is stable in solutions with high salinity. Due to these features, it contributes to reducing the consumption of surfactants in formulations. In addition, this product is characterized by the ability to soften and smooth the skin and hair. At the same time, it reduces the irritating effect of anionic surfactants on the skin. An additional advantage is the anti-static properties that remove static electricity from the hair.
ROKAmina K30 can act as a hydrotrope, i.e. a substance that improves clarity of, for example, cosmetics. The use of Rokamina K30 as an ingredient of personal hygiene products definitely reduces their irritant and sensitizing properties compared to standard substances used in the cosmetics industry.
High biodegradability makes ROKAmina K30 safe for the natural environment. It can be safely used in products such as Eco, Organic, Vegan, Paraben Free, GMO Free.
The surfactant complies with the biodegradability criteria laid down in Regulation (EC) No. 648/2004 on detergents.
ROKAmina K30, in addition to cosmetic applications, is also great for other industries, including detergents for home and professional use or in industrial and institutional cleaning and washing. ROKAmina K30 is used as a component of All Purpose Cleaning (APC) preparations, mainly for household spray cleaners. This product is especially recommended for glass and gloss surfaces due to the lower tendency to leave streaks. This property is particularly suitable for black or stainless steel surfaces, metal or ceramic sinks, chrome fittings, polished stone tops, glass panes or mirrors.
ROKAmina K30 is used as a component of mild foaming agents along with amine oxides, where betaine is a coupling agent in environmentally friendly emulsions made on the basis of natural fatty acids, intended for spray-waxing and drying in automatic car washes.
ROKAmina K30 is also used as a component of the composition for printing on textile fibres as an agent supporting the process of dispersing sparingly soluble salts of esters in dye preparations. The product also prevents precipitation of salts. The use of betaine as a dye admixture or adding it to printing inks contributes to deeper penetration of the material or yarn, fast dye fixation and high efficiency of the textile material processing.
The construction industry takes advantage of the excellent foaming properties of this product and is used in concrete admixtures as an aerating agent and stabilizing the injected air bubbles. Rokamina K30 ensures that aerated concrete does not lose air over time, and the resulting pores are finely and evenly distributed. Rokamina K30 is also used as an asphalt emulsifier in the production of bituminous masses. The product gives a stable emulsion / dispersion with good adhesion to the substrate.
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Building & Construction / Concrete & mortar additives, Plasterboards & gypsum additives
Mining & Drilling / Oil&gas extraction
Consumer products and packaging / Liquid soaps
Specialty Products / Specialty additives
Surfactants / Amphoteric surfactants