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EcoSense™ HC Sophorolipid Surfactants

Avoid sacrificing performance for sustainability with Dow’s latest biobased surfactants

Around the world, there is a growing social conscience calling for products that leave no impact on the environment – but without compromising on performance. At Dow we don’t think anyone should have to sacrifice performance for sustainability benefits in their Home Care products. We strive to deliver a broad portfolio of sustainable home care cleaning ingredients to address both performance and sustainability needs.

Our family of EcoSense™ HC Sophorolipid Surfactants helps you deliver on your brand promise. These Sophorolipid biosurfactants from Dow offer unique performance benefits such as:

  • Bio-derived origin, enabling brand owners to reduce carbon footprint and increase naturality of their products
  • Availability in blendable grades, offering the widest range of acid/lactone ratio which can be used to optimize formulation performance
  • Low use levels give improved or similar performance in dishwashing compared to higher use levels of traditional surfactants

Discover why our family of EcoSense™ HC Sophorolipid Surfactants are an ideal solution for your dishwashing, hard surface cleaning and laundry needs.


Properties Summary

Typical Properties EcoSense™ HC 2100 Surfactant EcoSense™ HC 2200 Surfactant EcoSense™ HC 2201 Surfactant
Appearance Translucent to clear, amber liquid
Lactone % < 20% > 53% > 40%
Acid % > 80% < 47% < 60%
pH at 0.1 % 4.5 - 5.5 4 - 5 4 - 5.5
HLB Medium-High Low Low
Shelf Life 12 months
Degradability Readily bio-degradable


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