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  • Active surfactant percentage

    Posted by abdullah on February 24, 2020 at 2:29 am

    As a general rule, what should be the range of active surfactant percentage in Shampoo? 
    Some books say %10 and maximum %15 active and some say %20-%40 active active surfactant in Shampoo. That is double the amount which means extra cost. 

    abdullah replied 4 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • natzam44

    February 24, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    For my shampoos, I use 10%-15% asm. 

  • oldperry

    February 25, 2020 at 1:46 am

    Yes, 10 - 15% active should be plenty. But it depends on the surfactant you use too.

  • abdullah

    March 3, 2020 at 9:47 am

    @natzam44 @Perry thanks 
    Yes we used SLS at %12 and it was ok but now we use nonionic APGs at %15 still it fells the cleaning power is not good enough. 

    How much ASM for APGs or can i find a comparison of cleaning powder for different surfactants? 

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