\ ˈal-kəl \ˈpä-lēˈglü-kə-ˌsīd \Naturally DerivedAPG, Sparteine or Triton
What is Alkyl polyglucoside
Alkyl polyglucoside is a biodegradable ingredient derived from plant starch and fatty alcohol from coconuts.[1,2] It is also known as APG, Sparteine, or Triton.[3,4]
What Alkyl polyglucoside does in our products
Alkyl polyglucoside is a surfactant. We use the ingredient in our dishwasher detergent. However, alkyl polyglucoside can also be found in personal care products, laundry products, bathroom cleaners, and other cleaning products.[5,6] The ingredient is useful in products that need stable foam, low streaking, and no filmy residue.
Which products include Alkyl polyglucoside
Natural Dishwasher Detergent Packs
How Alkyl polyglucoside made
Alkyl polyglucoside is typically made by reacting a fatty alcohol with a sugar using an acid as a catalyst.
Why we use Alkyl polyglucoside
Alkyl polyglucoside is a biodegradable ingredient that is growing in popularity due to its favorable environmental profile. Whole Foods has deemed the ingredient acceptable in its body care and cleaning product quality standards.[10,11]