Greenquat® BT is a natural conditioner derived from sugar beet. It is a patented copolymer with high cationic charge.
Greenquat BT® can flexibly replace synthetic conditioning ingredients (ammonium chloride derivatives, hydroxypropyltrimonium, silicone and polyquaternium derivatives) commonly used in haircare applications.
Greenquat BT® is water soluble and specifically developed for improved compatibility and transparency in anionic surfactant systems. It delivers excellent moisturization, smoothing and anti-frizz effect and is even capable of improving the quality of the foam which appears creamier, softer and shinier.
GREENQUAT® BT is the ideal solution both for Skin care and Hair care products for children, it is very gentle and does not have the typical unpleasant smell of amines.
GREENQUAT® BT comes in liquid form and can be used in cold processing.
Dosages between 0.25 and 0.5% can replace the need to use silicone derivatives to contrast static charge.
To obtain a conditioning effect, the suggested percentage of use is between 1 - 5 % for retail products and up to 7% for professional use.
GREENQUAT® BT presents an antimicrobial effect against gram + (Escherichia coli - Pseudomonas aeruginosa) and gram – (Staphylococcus aureus -Staphylococcus epidermidis) bacteria, yeasts and molds (Candida albicans - Aspergillus brasiliensis).
The antimicrobial activity has been evaluated with the most reliable and widely used techniques: the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) and the Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC) methods.
MIC is a reproducible technique to test bacterial sensitivity of a formulation by identifying the lowest concentration that inhibits microbial growth (bacteriostatic action). The MBC is the lowest concentration able to induce a 99.9% reduction of the microbial load (bactericidal action).
GREENQUAT® BT shows both bacteriostatic and bactericidal activity against the reference strains. It is particularly effective against Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Escherichia coli (MIC 11.1% and MBC at 33.3 %). The MIC and MBC effective concentration against Candida albicans and Aspergillus brasiliensis is equal to 11.1%.
GREENQUAT® BT results in best efficacy on Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MIC 3.7% and MBC 11.1%) as well as on yeasts and molds.
|Color||Very light yellow|
|Dry residue (105°C)||77 – 83%|
|Specific gravity (25°C)||1.1 - 1.3 g/ml|
|pH (5% water solution at 25°C)||4 - 6|
• 100% Natural.
• Compliant with Cosmos and NaTrue standards
• Quat polymers-free
• Readily biodegradable
• No animal testing