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Identification & Functionality+
Features & Benefits+
Genamin SPA in acidified form is easily water-soluble and ideal for rich, creamy formulations. When used in skin and hair products contributes to improved conditioning, increases the ease of wet and dry hair combing, and increases hair shine. Owing to its deposition to hair, it controls hair volume and therefore reduces frizziness.
When used in native form without neutralization, it acts as a viscosity modifier, improves formulation thickening, and maintains its conditioning properties. In particular in hair product applications, Genamin SPA protects coloured hair from fast bleaching.
Genamin SPA is a surfactant which in its neutral state acts as viscosity modifier and emulsifier, whereas when acidified it has conditioning properties for skin and hair.
It is recommended for application in body wash and hair care products (shampoo, conditioner, leave-on) at levels between 1 and 5 %. Genamin SPA does not generate build-up on hair upon prolonged use and does nor reduce foam.
Applications & Uses+
Genamin SPA has to be melted at ca. 75 – 80°C, emulsification with cationic surfactant and the addition of aqueous phase ingredients should also be done at elevated temperature. Active substances and perfume oils should be added after the mixture has cooled down to about 35°C.
Citric, lactic and glutamic acids are recommended for use in Genamin SPA containing hair conditioner systems. The guideline ratios (Genamin® SPA:acid) are: 1:0.35 (lactic); 1:0.25 (citric); and 1:0.45 (glutamic). Mixtures of the above acids can also be used. While citric acid is the most weight efficient, lactic and glutamic acids are frequently used in market products due to their better compatibility with skin and hair. On the other hand, lactic and citric acids will increase final product viscosity, and are both better soluble than glutamic acid, so could be a preferred choice considering the ease of manufacturing, final product properties and stability.
|Value||Units||Test Method / Conditions|
|Isopropanol Content||7.0 max.||%||-|
|mean molecular Weight||365||g/mol||-|
|pH (1% active substance in water)||4.0 - 6.0||-||-|
|Water Content||max. 3||%||-|
Technical Details & Test Data+
Genamin SPA can be used in combination with cationic surfactants to allow superior conditioning, improve wet and dry combing properties and the feel of the washed skin or hair. It is also compatible with nonionic and amphoteric surfactants. When not neutralized, it may form electroneutral salts with anionic surfactants. Stable solutions of such low-soluble salts can be obtained by using an excess of the anionic compound.
No signs of incompatibility were observed in products containing Genamin SPA and typical formulation ingredients such as cocamide MEA, glycerine, sodium laureth sulphate, propylene glycol, behentrimonium chloride, cetearyl alcohol, etc
Genamin SPA is soluble in aqueous surfactant systems and well suited to be formulated into products such as body wash liquid, hair shampoo, conditioners and treatments. The recommended level is between 1 and 5 %.
Packaging & Availability+
Storage & Handling+
Storage instructions Usual protection measures: the product must be protected from excessively high and low temperatures during transport and storage.