Alcohol alkoxylate

Alcohol alkoxylate

Learn all about alcohol alkoxylate, including how it's made, and why Puracy uses alcohol alkoxylate in our products.
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  • Derived from: Sugar
  • Pronunciation: \ ˈal-kə-ˌhȯl\ alˈkäksəˌlāt \
  • Type: Naturally-derived
  • Other names: Plurafac

What Is Alcohol alkoxylate?

Alcohol alkoxylate, also known as Plurafac, Poloxalene, or Pluronic, is a clear or slightly yellow liquid but can also appear in granular form.[1,2,3] It is a copolymer of polyethylene and polypropylene ether glycol.[4]

What Does Alcohol alkoxylate Do in Our products?

Alcohol alkoxylate is a surfactant used in household cleaning products as a rinse aid to prevent spotting.[5] It is also a wetting agent that controls foam.[6] We use it in our dishwasher detergent.

Why Puracy Uses Alcohol alkoxylate

Alcohol alkoxylate is a mild eye and skin irritant.[7] Whole Foods has deemed the ingredient acceptable in its body care and cleaning product quality standards.[8,9]

How Alcohol alkoxylate Is Made

Alcohol alkoxylate has a trade-secret formula but is derived from sugar.


[1] BASF
[2] SigmaAldrich
[3] National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health
[4] National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health
[5] Fulton Distributing
[6] BASF
[7] BASF
[8] Whole Foods Market
[9] Whole Foods Market

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