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Identification & Functionality+
Features & Benefits+
Genamin® BTMS is adsorbed onto the hair from aqueous and alcoholic solutions as well as from emulsions (dispersions) also in combination with other additives, such as film-forming agents and fatty components, and, because of the reduction in surface resistance, it prevents the hair flying after combing. Hair damaged by bleaching, permanent waving or excessive degreasing tends to mat.
Genamin® BTMS, used in cream aftertreatment preparations, considerably improves the wet combing properties and greatly improves the condition of the hair.
Applications & Uses+
As a cationic surfactant, Genamin® BTMS is adsorbed onto negatively charged surfaces without leaving a visible film, for example on the hair. Because of this and its associated properties, Genamin® BTMS is especially suitable as an active ingredient for hair cosmetics.
Genamin® BTMS offers a superb softening effect for thick and hard to manage hair. The antistatic effect of Genamin® BTMS is also noteworthy.
Genamin® BTMS 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® BTMS will be used to achieve best effect, starting at about 0.5% up to 2.0%, relative to the active substance. Other possible applications are in the manufacture of antistatic fixatives for permanent waving, hair lotions, shampoos and styling creams.
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Technical Details & Test Data+
Genamin® BTMS can be used in combination with other cationic surfactants to allow special effects with regard to wet and dry combing properties and the feel of the shampooed hair.
Genamin® BTMS is compatible with nonionic surfactants. It reacts with anionic surfactants by forming electroneutral salts; most of these are only sparingly soluble in water but stable solutions can be obtained by using an excess of an anionic compound.
No signs of incompatibility were observed with mixtures consisting of Genamin® BTMS and commercial film-forming agents such as polyvinyl pyrrolidone, PVA and PVP/VA.
Genamin® BTMS is soluble in warm water but after cooling down Genamin® BTMS precipitates.
As a quaternary ammonium salt Genamin® BTMS possesses excellent stability over a wide pH range. It differs from tertiary amines in that the cation persists also in alkaline medium.
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Storage & Handling+
Usual protection measurements are necessary because of the isopropanol included. The product must be protected from direct sunlight and temperatures above 40 °C during storage.