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ISCAGUARD PFA (Paraben Free Preservative)

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Iscaguard PFA is a multifunctional additive that can be used to formulate “preservative free” products. Caprylyl glycol is a humectant and skin conditioning agent, providing excellent moisturisation, emollience and wetting properties, while phenethyl alcohol imparts a pleasant floral fragrance to formulations. Both of these components have intrinsic anti-microbial properties, which allows the formulation of self-preserving products with low irritation and sensitisation potential.

Documents: Certificate of Analysis (COA), Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), Technical Data Sheet

Features, Benefits & Applications

Features:

Protects against:
–Gram positive bacteria: Yes
–Gram negative bacteria: Yes
–Fungi: Yes


Benefits:
-Multifunctional preservative free additive that comprises of Caprylyl glycol a humectant.
-Skin conditioning agent, providing excellent moisturisation, emollience and wetting properties, while phenethyl alcohol imparts a pleasant floral fragrance to formulations.
-It is free from parabens, thiazolinone and formaldehyde.


Applications:

It allows the formulation of self-preserving products with low irritation and sensitization potential. Iscaguard PFA is recommended for shampoo & shower gel (rinse-off), creams & lotions (leave-on), O/W- & W/O emulsions, wet wipes, eye- & lip care and children under 3.

Specifications

Specifications:

-CAS#: 532-32-1 ; 208-534-8.
-INCI: Phenethyl alcohol, caprylyl glycol
-Trade name(s) of preservative: Microgard, Geogard Ultra, Neodefend
-Natural or Synthetic: Synthetic
-Solubility: Water-Soluble (0.6%), Soluble in glycols, Solubility in ethanol (>50%)
-Odour: Characteristic
-Form: Clear colourless liquid
-Consistency: Oil-Like

Shelf Life: 2 Years
*Typical Shelf Life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the typical shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly. The Typical Shelf Life is offered as a general guideline. It should not be considered to be an expiration date. Many ingredients are usable beyond the stated date, especially when stored and handled very carefully.

Country of Origin: UK

Usage & Storage

Recommended Usage: 0.5% to 1.5% in formulations

Usage Instructions:
Iscaguard PFA is particularly suitable for emulsions, oil and surfactant based formulations. It is advisable to pre-dissolve the product in a non-aqueous component prior
to the addition of water (Iscaguard PFA shows good solubility in alcohols, glycols and
mineral oils). Iscaguard PFA can be incorporated into a formulation at temperatures up
to 80°C, though prolonged heating is not recommended.

Storage: Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.

Caution: Harmful if swallowed. May cause an allergic skin reaction. Causes serious eye irritation. Recommended to be used only by certified skincare formulators. Please refer the safety documents before usage.

Packaging & Dispatch Information

Packaging:
Plastic HDPE Reagent Bottles

Dispatch In:
-In Stock: 1-2 working days
-Pre-Order: 10-12 working days

Bulk Rates

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