Poly Suga®Quat L-1010P

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Poly Suga®Quat L-1010P offers innovation to the personal care industry, derived from renewable resources and free of EO, 1,4-dioxane, and residual acrylic monomers. They provide excellent conditioning for hair, with milder effects on eyes and skin compared to traditional quaternaries. These products don't build up on hair, offering exceptional combability on both wet and dry hair. Preservative-free when shipped, they enable the formulation of preservative-free products or reduce reliance on commonly used preservatives.

INCI Name: Polyquaternium-78

Functions: Surfactant, Surfactant (Anionic)

Labeling Claims: 1,4-Dioxane-free, DEA-free, Naturally Derived, PEG-free, Preservative-free, Silicone-free, Sulfate-free

Certifications & Compliance: IECIC (China), ISO 16128, REACH (Europe), RSPO MassBalance Certified, USDA BioPreferred, USDA Certified Biobased

Technical Data Sheet

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Enhanced TDS

Identification & Functionality

Cosmetic Ingredients Functions
Chemical Structure

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R¹ Group: Lauryl
R² Group: Decyl

Features & Benefits

Product Benefits
  • Derived from renewable resources
  • Effective cleaning
  • Long-lasting residual activity
  • Compatibility with various surfaces and materials
  • Enhances preservation of formulations
  • Stable in a wide range of environmental conditions

Applications & Uses

Application Format
Bath & Shower Applications
Personal Hygiene Applications


Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
pH (10% aqueous)7.0--
Solids Content30.0%-
Ross Miles Foam Height (at 1% active, immediate, at 25°C, DI water)165.0mm-
Ross Miles Foam Height (at 1% active, 1 minute, at 25°C, DI water)155.0mm-
Ross Miles Foam Height (at 1% active, 5 minutes, at 25°C, DI water)145.0mm-
Draves Wetting5.6seconds-
Biobased Material Content86.6%-

Regulatory & Compliance

Technical Details & Test Data

Eye & Skin Sensitivity Test

Poly Suga®Quat product test results demonstrate eye and dermal mildness, especially when compared to other surfactants used in sulfate-free formulations.

Eye Irritation


  • Hen’s Egg Test Chorioallantoic Membrane: Poly Suga®Quat L1010P 13.25
  • Only moderate ocular irritation potential, compare to conventional quats used in personal care formulary

Acute Skin Irritation

48 Hour Occlusive skin patch test: On human volunteers - 53 Test Subjects: no visible skin reaction, no potential for dermal irritation.

Skin Sensitization

Repeat Insult Patch testing (HRIPT): no potential for dermal irritation or allergic contact sensitization.

Combability Testing

Poly Suga®Quat S1210P was tested in a formulation on lightly bleached brown hair to determine the effect on combability under both wet and dry hair conditions.

Results: The formulation demonstrated excellent conditioning of lightly bleached brown hair, with an 96% reduction in both peak and average wet combing force. There is also an 83% reduction in peak dry combing force and a 73% reduction in average dry combing force


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Viscosity Development

Excellent viscosity development is achieved with the addition of salt.


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Antimicrobial Activity

Zone Inhibition Study

Samples of Poly Suga®Quat S1210P in 2.0%, 1.0% and 0.5% concentrations were evaluated for gross antimicrobial activity against several test organisms. Combined results of the assays are:


Organism Score Summary
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Gram negative bacteria) 1 Excellent
Candida albicans (yeast) 3 Good
Aspergillus niger (mold) 4 Moderate

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Packaging Information

Poly Suga®Quat products are shipped in poly 55-gal drums, net weight 450 lbs (204.1 kg)

Availability Information

Poly Suga®Quat L-1010P / S-1210P are now available in Mass Balance RSPO as Poly Suga®Quat L-1010P MB and Poly Suga®Quat S-1210P MB.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
24 months
Storage & Shelf Life Information

Poly Suga®Quat products should be stored in sealed containers at temperatures not exceeding 120°F (49°C). Shelf life is 24 months from date of manufacture.