Calamide® C is Cocamide DEA. Calamide® C promotes and stabilizes foam and is a viscosity builder for use in a multitude of HI&I and personal care formulations.

INCI Name: Cocamide DEA

Chemical Name: Cocamide DEA

CAS Number: 68603-42-9

Chemical Family: Ethanolamines

Synonyms: Cocamide diethanolamine, Coco diethanolamides, Coco diethanolamine, Coco fatty acid diethanolamides, Coconut DEA, Coconut diethanolamides, Coconut oil diethanolamides, N,N-bis(hydroxyethyl) coco amides

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Benefit Claims
HII Features
Product Benefits

Calamide® C contains glycerin for a superior emollient and lubricating action. Calamide® C contains no methanol, ensuring minimal odor as compared to traditional amides.

Applications & Uses

Application Format
Home Care Applications
I&I Cleaning Applications
Product Applications

Calamide® C has exceptional foam stability and viscosity building characteristics in liquid detergents, shampoos, heavy-duty and all-purpose cleaners. Calamide® C in combination with Calsoft® sulfonates produce high stable suds mild enough for fine washables, yet efficient enough to cut grease on dishes. Calamide® C acts as a viscosity builder and also contributes detergency in heavy duty cleaners. Calamide® C is an excellent emulsifier for degreasing. It can be used as a lubricant and a rust preventative for metal cleaning and cooling systems and as a detergent and solubilizer for washing floors, walls, and hard surfaces.


Physical Form
Clear yellow liquid
Miscible in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
pH (at 1% solution)9.0 - 11.0--
Water Contentmax. 1.0wt%-
Color (as is)max. 4-Gardner
Free Diethanolaminemax. 8.0wt%-

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Supplied by
Packaging Information

Calamide® C is available in 450 lb. poly drums, 2200 lb. poly totes and bulk quantities.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
2 years
Storage and Handling Information

Store in a tightly closed container and closed when not in use to prevent moisture collection in the headspace. Material tends to gel when hit with a stream of water. Do not store with strong acids, peroxides, or phenols. Avoid freezing and excessive heat. Recommended storage temperature above 45°F. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment and observe good industrial hygiene practices. Organic vapor masks may be needed if material is processed at elevated temperatures.