Alkyl Polyglucoside Surfactant (APG)


Alkyl polyglucoside is called a new generation environmentally friendly surfactant. It is a nonionic surfactant. Because it is made from natural plant starch and fatty alcohol from coconuts, Alkyl polyglucoside is biodegradable. It is also known as APG, Sparteine, or Triton. This APG surfactant can often be found in personal care products, laundry products, bathroom cleaners, and other cleaning products.

Alkyl polyglycoside (APG) is a green surfactant with excellent interfacial activity, emulsified ability, foaming performance, and wettability, which has great potential in enhancing heavy oil recovery at high-temperature and high-salinity conditions.

APG had excellent interfacial activity and emulsification properties among all these surfactants. Besides, APG surfactant’s interfacial activity and emulsification properties almost did not decrease. They even got better along with the increasing temperature or salinity, while those of other surfactants worsened significantly.

The incremental oil recovery by using APG surfactant at 90 °C and the salinity of 30 g/L can reach 10.1%, which is nearly two times higher than that of common EOR surfactants.


Produced by following GB/T19464-2004 standard, and also can produce according to customer demand.

ItemAPG 0814APG 1214APG 0810
AppearanceLight yellow turbid liquidLight yellow turbid liquid/pasteLight yellow liquid
CAS No.141464-42-8110615-47-968515-73-1
OdorWeak characteristicWeak characteristicWeak characteristic
Content of active matter50.0% Min.50.0% Min.50.0% Min.
pH value11.5-12.511.5-12.511.5-12.5
Viscosity (20°C)1000mPa·s Min.3000mPa·s Min.100mPa·s Min.
Free fatty alcohol1.0% Max.1.0% Max.1.0% Max.
Sulfate ash4.0% Max.4.0% Max.4.0% Max.
Flashpoint100°C Min.100°C Min.100°C Min.
DP value1.2-1.41.2-1.41.2-1.4
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Alkyl polyglucoside surfactant can be used in cosmetics, biochemical, food processing, plastic, petroleum, textile, printing and dyeing, papermaking, pharmaceutical, and others.

Alkyl polyglycosides (APGs) are a class of non-ionic surfactants widely used in various cosmetic, household, and industrial applications. Biodegradable and plant-derived from sugars, these surfactants are usually glucose derivatives and fatty alcohols. The raw materials are typically starch and fat. The final products are typically complex compounds with different sugars comprising the hydrophilic end and alkyl groups of variable length comprising the hydrophobic end. When derived from glucose, they are known as alkyl polyglucosides.

APG is used to enhance the formation of foams in detergents. It is also used in the personal care industry because it is biodegradable and safe for sensitive skin.


Packed in 200kg new blue plastic drums.

200l plastic drum


Alkyl polyglycosides.


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