euxyl™ k 940 preservative

chemistry: antimicrobials

INCI/chemical name: Phenoxyethanol (and) Benzyl Alcohol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin (and) Tocopherol

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euxyl™ k 940 is a liquid preservative for personal care products, with strong, broad-spectrum efficacy. The addition of ethylhexylglycerin reduces the interfacial tension at the cell membrane of microorganisms and improves the antimicrobial activity. 

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features and benefits
  • strong broad spectrum efficacy
  • performs well in challenging formulations
  • optimized composition including booster
  • vapor phase activity
  • stable to hydrolysis, temperature and pH

applications

leave-on +++
rinse-off ++
wet wipes +++

+++ highly recommended, ++ recommended

use levels: 0.5 - 1.5%

max. temperature during production: below 120°C

additional information

pH 3 - 12
regulatory compliance Brazil, Canada, China, EU, Japan, Mexico, US
technologies without formaldehyde donor, without halogen, without isothiazolinones, without paraben
chemistry type with benzylalcohol, with multifunctional ingredient, with phenoxyethanol

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