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  • Powdered surfactants: Non-ionic and Amphoteric?

    Posted by BigDreams on October 13, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    Has anyone found a good source for non-ionic and/or amphoteric powdered surfactants? 

    I see tons of powdered options for anionics (and some cationics), but have yet to find anything useful for the other types. I’m trying to create some waterless formulas and would love to have these to round out my surfactant blends. Looking for a sultaine, betaine, or amphoacetate for an amphoteric and a glucoside as a non-ionic, but I’m wide open on suggestions if anyone knows of any other types.

    Thanks again everyone!!!

    Levita replied 10 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Agate

    October 13, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    I just saw a mention of “dry” cocamidopropyl betaine, a quick search showed that it does seem to be available as a powder. No idea about formulating with it though.

  • BigDreams

    October 14, 2020 at 12:03 am

    Thanks @Agate! I don’t know about formulating with it either, but I’ll be sure to share any info if I’m able to get my hands on anything. 

    I saw a mention of it as well, but seemed like a dead end. I did find one supplier in the EU selling it, but they don’t ship to the US. :(

  • Agate

    October 16, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    elemental.eu say they have it, according to their website they will ship to the USA for €19.99. :)

  • BigDreams

    October 22, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks @Agate! That’s the one I saw as well. Not sure why I thought they wouldn’t ship here but I’ll definitely give it another look!

  • Levita

    August 30, 2023 at 7:54 am

    Have you found anything of those surfactans in powder? I can just find CAPB from China.

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