Performance polymers > for surface modification in detergents and cleaners

BTC’s product portfolio comprises performance polymers providing outstanding added value to the formulation like shine, hydrophilization, hydrophobization, colour transfer inhibition and anti-greying effect.

Brands

Polyquart®

Sokalan®

Properties

Our performance polymers are water soluble polymers.  They are either homopolymers or copolymers of various polymers. Depending on their structure such polymers are anionic, nonionic, or cationic charged. They act mainly as additional additive due to their key performance.

 

Polyquart® PRO A is an aqueous solution of an acrylic copolymer sodium salt.

  • It is a clear liquid solution with a typical odour.
  • The colour varies from colourless to a faint yellow tint.
  • It is stable from pH 1 to 14.
  • It is compatible with all kind of surfactants and can be added to highly acidic or alkaline cleaners, including oxi-bleach cleaners.

With Polyquart® PRO A the surface gets a brilliant shine right after the cleaning. After cleaning and rinsing no spots/streaks are left behind especially on surfaces like ceramic, glass, metal and plastic. This is also a long lasting effect which results into an easier-to-clean-again effect thanks to the reduced adhesion of soil to the surface.

 

Polyquart® 149 is an aqueous solution of an acrylic copolymer sodium salt.

  • It is a clear liquid solution with a typical odour.
  • The mode of action of this polymer is to deliver hydrophobization of hard surfaces.
  • It is compatible with all types of surfactants and can be used in the pH range from 3 to 10.

Polyquart® 149 is a high performance additive offering features like high gloss, streak-free cleaning, easy to clean again, spotless drying, and protection from resoiling. It can be incorporated just by adding a small amount to the cleaner formulation. The rinse-off effect from water is clearly visible afterwards.

 

Polyquart® Ecoclean is an aqueous solution based on renewable raw material namely starch.

  • It is an amphoteric polymer with a typical odour.
  • The colour varies from amber to brown.
  • It is compatible with all types of surfactants and can be used in the pH range from 3 to 10.  

Formulations which use this polymer support claims like good wetting with spotless drying and easy to clean again. Polyquart® Ecoclean has a great eco-toxicological profile in being aerobically and anaerobically biodegradable. It is eligible for various eco-labels, including the European "Ecoflower" and the "Nordic Swan". Polyquart® Ecoclean modifies hard surfaces like ceramic tiles, glass and stainless steel to become more hydrophilic making it especially effective on oily soils.

 

Sokalan® HP 20 is a cationic polymer and is chemically a modified polyethyleneimine.

  • It is a liquid solution and a performance polymer especially for laundry detergents.
  • By incorporating it prevents redeposition on soil during laundering.
  • It is effective on difficult stains such as clay and shows a good compatibility with standard surfactants in liquid laundry detergents.
  • Even at low temperatures, it actively disperses particulate soil from clothes and prevents greying. This ensures clean laundry with low energy consumption. 

Sokalan® HP 56 K is an aqueous solution of vinylpyrrolidone and vinylimidazole copolymer (PVP/PI). Sokalan HP® 66 K is an aqueous solution of vinylpyrrolidone and vinylimidazole modified copolymer (PVP/PI).

  • Both are dye transfer inhibitors due to the strong interaction between polymer and dye.
  • They are particularly effective in preventing reactive and direct dyes from being transferred, especially those that contain sulfonyl, hydroxyl or amino groups.

Sokalan® HP 56 Granules is the solid form and designed for solid laundry detergents with a homogenous particle size distribution. The copolymers PVP/PI outperform the homopolymers based on PVP only. 

 

Sokalan® HP 165 is a homopolymer of polyvinylpyrrolidon (PVP).

  • It is an aqueous solution
  • It has a mean molar mass of 9000 g/mol. 

Sokalan® HP 53 is a homopolymer of polyvinylpyrrolidon (PVP).

  • It has a higher molecular mass, approx. 40000 g/mol.

Sokalan® HP 50 is the solid homopolymer of Sokalan® HP 53.

  • It has a homogenous particle size distribution.

Sokalan® HP 22 G is an aqueous solution of a nonionic copolymer. It is an additive for laundry detergents to prevent soil being redeposited. 

 

Sokalan® HP 25 is an aqueous solution of a modified polycarboxylate.

  • It is compatible with surfactants.
  • It is stable from pH 3 to 10.
  • It is soluble in polar solvent.

Sokalan® HP 25 is a detergent additive which is used to boost the soil-dispersing capacity of detergents.  This leads to a considerable improvement in their detergency. Sokalan® HP 25 is an effective dispersing agent that inhibits the formation of calcium soaps and prevents them from incrusting the laundry. In addition this performance polymer improves the stability of enzymes, and prolongs the effectiveness of detergents by several months.

Applications

Polyquart® PRO A is recommended for ready-to-use products like bathrooms, kitchens, toilets, all purpose and glass cleaners. It is also applied in cleaners for industrial & institutional areas.

 

Polyquart® 149 is recommended for ready-to-use products like bathrooms, kitchens, toilets, all purpose, car and glass cleaners.

 

Polyquart® Ecoclean is an ideal additive for floor, window, kitchen and bathroom cleaners, hard surface cleaning wipes, as well as multi-purpose cleaners for household, as well as for industrial and institutional cleaning applications.

 

Sokalan® HP 20 is an ideal additive for liquid laundry detergents, either for home care detergents or for professional laundry formulations (OPL, On Premise Laundry). It can be used as stain booster for certain bleachable and particulate soils. It helps to keep especially white textile white and prevent them against greying.

 

Sokalan® HP 56 K and Sokalan HP® 66 K are designed for liquid laundry detergents. Sokalan® HP 56 Granules is recommended for solid laundry detergent formulations for washing tabs, granules or powders. All three are acting as dye transfer inhibitor, thus fabrics are protected against colouration.

 

Sokalan® HP 165 and Sokalan® HP 53 are performance polymers for liquid laundry detergents, Sokalan® HP 50 is for solid laundry detergents formulations for washing tabs, granules or powders. All three are acting as dye transfer inhibitor, thus fabrics are protected against colouration.

 

Sokalan® HP 22 G is a unique anti-greying agent for polyester and polyester/cotton fabrics to be incorporated in liquid laundry formulations.

 

Sokalan® HP 25 is used as dispersing polymer in liquid laundry detergents, either for home care detergents or for professional laundry formulations (OPL, On Premise Laundry).

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