CalCare™ 190C biosurfactant is a biobased, proprietary, patent-pending surfactant. CalCare™ 190C biosurfactant is a clear, 40% solids, nonionic surfactant that is derived from renewable, biomass feedstocks and is produced via sustainable production methods. It is compatible over a wide pH range with other anionic, nonionic, and amphoteric surfactants, and other formula ingredients like builders, polymers, and solvents.

INCI Name: Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Cocamide DIPA, Maltodextrin Caprylate, Potassium Caprylate, Sodium Benzoate

Functions: Surfactant, Surfactant (Nonionic)

Labeling Claims: Bio-based, Biodegradable, From Renewable Resources, Sulfate-free, Sustainable

Ask Harcros Chemicals Inc. Questions


Robert Heller avatar


  • TypeDocument Name
View All Documents

Enhanced TDS

Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Benefit Claims
Labeling Claims
Product Benefits
  • CalCare™ 190C biosurfactant is a clear product that is stable over a wide pH range making it suitable for a variety of PC formulations.
  • CalCare™ 190C biosurfactant is a sustainable, readily biodegradable, and biobased surfactant that offers superior cleaning.
  • It is sulfate-free, mild on skin, and has excellent foam and lather power. The product is produced in the United States through a batch process providing ease of scalability compared to fermentation.

Applications & Uses

Application Format
Bath & Shower Applications
Hair Care Applications
Product Applications
  • CalCare™ 190C biosurfactant has excellent wetting, surface tension and foaming properties, which make it the surfactant of choice for a wide variety of personal care (PC) applications such as body washes and shampoo formulations.
  • It performs well under a range of conditions like water hardness, temperature, and in the presence of commonly used emollients and emulsifiers.
  • CalCare™ 190C biosurfactant can be used alone or in combination with other anionic, nonionic, and amphoteric surfactants.


Physical Form
Light amber clear liquid (at 25°C)
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Solid Content38 - 41wt%-
Viscosity (at 25°C)max. 500cPs-
Surface Tension (at 1% Active)29mN/m-
Specific Gravity (at 25°C)1.08--
Foam Height (at 1% Active Solution, Initial)169mmRoss Miles
Foam Height (at 1% Active Solution, After 5 Minutes)168mmRoss Miles
pH (as-is)4.5 - 5.5--
Reflectance Color Index98.6%-
Freeze Point-5.0°C-

Regulatory & Compliance

Chemical Inventories

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Supplied by
Packaging Information

CalCare™ 190C biosurfactant is available in 450 lb. poly drums, 2250 lb. poly totes, and bulk quantities.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
1 year
Storage & Handling Instructions

Avoid contact with eyes. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment and observe good industrial hygiene practices. Store in a tightly closed container. Do not store with incompatible materials. Recommended storage temperatures are 32-120°F, avoid excessive heat.