Emulsion & Dispersion Stabilisers
INUTEC®SP1 is a new, patent-protected polymeric stabiliser for aqueous emulsions and dispersions.
INUTEC®SP1 is owned by BENEO-Bio Based Chemicals (BENEO-BBC) based in Tienen, Belgium. BENEO-BBC's mission is to continuously develop new products and applications for specialty markets that require high performance.
The efficiency of INUTEC®SP1 stems from its ability to stabilise oil droplets and hydrophobic particles against coalescence and/or flocculation, through a process known as steric stabilisation.
INUTEC®SP1 is derived from Inulin. Inulin and its derivatives are successfully used as environmentally friendly and low toxicity alternatives for chemicals with poor eco-profiles.
What is Inulin?
Inulin is a storage carbohydrate found in many plants. It is found naturally in many vegetables, fruits and cereals. After starch, inulin is the most abundant, non-structural polysaccharide found in nature.
BENEO-BBC produce their Inulin from the chicory root of the Witlof (Belgian Endive) plant Cichorium Intybus: a remarkable plant, (see picture). Witlof is an environmentally sustainable resource, produced for its delightful leaves, served cold in salads or served hot as a garnish. The root of the plant (chicory) is used as a coffee substitute and of course widely for sugar production (fructose).
Properties of INUTEC®SP1:
- Low interfacial tension, compared to so-called tensio-actives
- Low usage levels
- No viscosity impact
- Electrolyte tolerant
- Natural based and safe
- Works effectively in conventional and nano-emulsions
- Completely cold processable
- Compatible with:
- Mineral oils, waxes and wetting agents
- Vegetable oils, waxes and foaming agents
- Silicone oils and elastomers
INUTEC®SP1 can be used as:
- Primary Stabiliser
- Co Stabiliser
- Post Additive
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