Galaxy Surfactants launches Galsoft SLL

Personal care brands stand to benefit by embracing a higher degree of sustainability mark

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Specialty chemicals company Galaxy Surfactants recently announced the launch of Galsoft SLL, a 100 percent natural offering for the personal care industry. The latest launch enables players in the personal care industry to embrace higher sustainability quotients with the complete biodegradable capabilities offered by Galsoft SLL.

Galsoft SLL, a condensation product of lactic acid and lauric acid, is a mild and multifunctional molecule. It provides an excellent foam profile, improved emollience, moisturization, and sensorial properties in both leave-on and rinse-off formulations – all these while being readily biodegradable.

Versatility of Galsoft SLL

Galsoft SLL can be used in skincare, haircare, and baby care products. Galsoft SLL can also be used to enhance the delivery of ingredients into personal care products such as creams, lotions, baby products, body cleansers, and hair cleansers.

K K Natarajan, executive director and chief operating officer, Galaxy Surfactants comments, “Galsoft SLL is conceptualized and developed to address the needs of today’s consumer and empower contemporary personal care brands to achieve a higher degree of sustainability mark.”

Galaxy Surfactants, which is among the pioneers of the specialty chemicals industry in India, has dedicated focus on introducing environment-friendly disruptive innovations for the personal care industry. Recently the company introduced Galaxy Hearth which similarly delivers on sustainability considerations of the home care industry and an extended product line within the same offering is that of Galaxy Hearth Mix Pods for laundry care.

Galaxy Surfactants, founded in the year 1980, is one of India’s organizations, manufacturing performance products and specialty chemicals for the personal and home care industry. Its products cater to some of the global brands in the FMCG sector and find applications in skincare, haircare, oral care, body wash, sun care, household cleaners, and fabric care segments. It provides more than 200 products (and product variants) to over 1750 customers across the globe. It has five manufacturing sites in India, one in Egypt, and one in the USA. Its corporate office is in Navi Mumbai, India, and its sales offices are located in Chennai and New Delhi in India, Shanghai in China, Denville, New Jersey in the USA, Eindhoven, in the Netherlands, Bogota Colombia, and Istanbul in Turkey.

Its products touch the lives of billions of people every day. It has a wide range of specialty chemicals, including surfactants, mild surfactants, rheology modifiers, pearlising agents, conditioning agents, blends based on innovative concepts, proteins, and quats for personal care. Galaxy Group has about 1000 full-time employees with a consolidated turnover of around Rs 2600 crore. Galaxy is respected in the industry as a professional, transparent, innovation-oriented, ethical, and continually improving the company.

Beyond the legal requirements, Galaxy has adopted world-class practices and systems like ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2004, ISO 45001:2018, ISO 22716:2007, ISO 50001:2018, Responsible Care Global Charter, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), 5S and TPM (won the Special Award in 2007). It has a technologically advanced, well-equipped Innovation Center for New Product Development and Application Development at Navi Mumbai, India. Since 2000, 78 patents have been granted to Galaxy Surfactants. Currently, 17 patents in the USA, two patents each in Japan, Brazil, Russia, 5 in the European Union, 3 in China, and 16 patents in India are being maintained.


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