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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 for surface modification

Polyquart®

Lupasol®

Properties of Polyquart® and Lupasol® performance polymers

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.

 

Polyquart® S is an amphoteric modified starch polymer. It is a clear, rarley slightly cloudy, colourless to slightly yellowish liquid at room temperature.

Polyquart® S Granules are the solid version of Polyquart® S.  The granules are intended for use in solid cleaning formulations (ADW-tab).

Lupasol® PN 60 is a modified polyethyleneimine (PEI). It is a clear, colourless to yellowish liquid. Polyethyleneimines belong to the class of cationic polymers and thus influence surface characteristics. Lupasol® PN 60 is compatible with all nonionic surfactants and acids over the whole pH range. Beside that and due to the low dosage level which is used, the polymer is compatible with anionic surfactants too. 

Applications of Polyquart® and Lupasol® performance polymers

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.

Polyquart® S types are special polymers for automatic dish washing formulations (ADW applications). They

  • improve filming performance,
  • support rinse efficiency regarding filming and spotting,
  • granules are easy to use for tablets,
  • are readily biodegradable,
  • are suitable for use under ECOLABEL.

Lupasol® PN 60 is a cationic polymer suitable for cleaning formulations. Being part of a surface cleaner Lupasol® PN 60 hydrophilizes the surface on ceramics, glass, metal besides others. The polymer adsorbs on hard surfaces and withstands several rinses. Soil such as lime soaps can easily rinsed off from pretreated surfaces. Recommended dosage level in cleaners is between 0,4 - 0,6 % active matter (polymer content).