PriAmide™ C-DEA 1:1, also known as “coconut fatty acid diethanolamide”, manufactured by the reaction of mixed fatty acids from refined coconut oil with high quality diethanolamine in a molecular ratio of 1:1.
It is well suited as a foam stabilizer in all types of detergents. One of its most important applications is to increase the viscosity of liquid preparations based on ether sulfate. It is a viscous liquid and is used as a foaming agent in bath products like shampoos and hand soaps, and in cosmetics as an emulsifying agent. Its skin compatibility makes it an important constituent of shampoos and cosmetics. Even small quantities combat excessive degreasing of the skin and as a result all high quality shampoos and cosmetic preparations contain fatty acid diethanolamide.
The proportion of PriAmide™ C-DEA 1:1 in cosmetic preparations varies between 1 and 6%. In liquid detergents the proportions can be as high as 10%. It is easily mixed – either without heating or slightly heated. It is not fully soluble, but is readily dispersible in water.