Calamide® MC is a white to off-white, 1:1 coconut monoethanolamide flake. It is a low free amine product and a substitute for diethanolamides. Calamide® MC builds viscosity in a range of detergent systems and also serves as a foam stabilizer.

INCI Name: Cocamide MEA

Chemical Name: Cocamide MEA

CAS Number: 68140-00-1

Chemical Family: Ethanolamines

Ingredient Origin: Natural Origin, Plant Origin, Vegetable Origin

Labeling Claims: Amine-free, Biodegradable, From Renewable Resources, Naturally Derived

Synonyms: CMEA, Coco ethanolamides, Cocoamide MEA, Coconut oil monoethanolamide, Coconut triethanolamide

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    Identification & Functionality

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    Features & Benefits

    Product Benefits
    • Calamide® MC is biodegradable and derived from a renewable vegetable resource.
    • Calamide® MC has exceptional high pH stability, foam stability and foam boosting properties. Calamide® MC provides excellent viscosity building.

    Applications & Uses

    Application Format
    Bath & Shower Applications
    Home Care Applications
    Product Applications
    • Shampoos.
    • Body Wash.
    • Bubble Baths.
    • Liquid Soaps.
    • Laundry Detergents.
    • Hair Conditioners.


    Physical Form
    White waxy flake (at 25°C)
    Dispersible in
    Hot Water
    Typical Properties
    ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
    Free Monoethanolaminemax. 3%-
    Free Fatty Acidmax. 0.5wt %-
    Melting Point60 - 65°C-
    pH (1% dispersion)9.0--

    Regulatory & Compliance

    Packaging & Availability

    Packaging Type
    Packaging Information

    Calamide® MC is available in 200 lb / 90 kg fiber drums.

    Storage & Handling

    Storage and Handling Information

    Do not store in presence of strong oxidizing agents. Keep container closed when not in use to prevent moisture collection in the headspace. Normal safety precautions (i.e. gloves and safety goggles) should be employed when handling. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not get in eyes. Avoid skin and clothing contact.