Making Surfactants Cleaner and Greener

NatSurFact is made from a renewable source – vegetable oil – in a natural fermentation process. It is mild when we use it to wash our skin, hair, or home, and does not hurt the environment. NatSurFact is environmentally friendly in all phases of its lifecycle.

Our Mission

We are all about bringing the benefits of NatSurFact – a cost-effective, powerful, and environmentally friendly product – to the world. Our close-knit team works together with all our partners, both upstream and downstream, to develop better products for personal care, cosmetics, and household and industrial cleaners, as well as anywhere else surfactants can be used.

NatSurFact is doing good, one batch of surfactant at a time.

What is NatSurFact?

NatSurFact is a Rhamnolipid-based line of BioSurfactant products.

Rhamnolipids are a naturally occurring class of compounds that have surface active (surfactant) properties. In nature, many species of single-celled organisms produce rhamnolipids to help them survive. The NatSurFact Team is harnessing these organisms to produce rhamnolipids efficiently in order to help us live better lives, too. Rhamnolipids are made up of fats and sugars – which is a big part of the reasons they have such good environmental and safety characteristics.

Applications

Personal Care

Personal Care

NatSurFact can replace conventional surfactants, such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, in products like shampoos, body washes, hand soaps, and cosmetics.

Household Cleaners

Household Cleaners

NatSurFact works with mild power in household cleaners such as dish soap, all purpose cleaners, and stain removers.

Industrial Cleaners

Industrial Cleaners

In cleaners that require cost-effective power, NatSurFact brings eco-friendliness and mildness to products used in janitorial cleaning, floor care, transportation cleaning, hard surface cleaning, and vehicle care.

Agriculture

Agriculture

Rhamnolipids are known to have anti-microbial properties, particularly anti-fungal. NatSurFact can be used as greener, cost-effective alternatives to traditional surfactants that are commonly used when growing stuff, you know, like food.

Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Treatment

NatSurFact enhances the activity of the "activated sludge" in waste water treatment plants, helping to remove pollutants.

Bioremediation

Bioremediation

Rhamnolipids can provide a green way to reduce the impact of oil spills, and remove heavy metal from contaminated environments.

Enhanced Oil Recovery

Enhanced Oil Recovery

NatSurFact may be used to increase production of an old oil well, and is a greener option than chemicals currently used because it is naturally found in the environment and is biodegradable.

Medical

Medical

Rhamnolipids, the main ingredients in NatSurFact, have been shown to improve wound healing. Other potential medical applications are also being investigated.

See How NatSurFact Stacks Up

Surfactant
Type
Readily
Biodegradable
Foaming
Cleaning
Power
Mildness to
Us Humans
Relative
Aquatic
Toxicity
Renewable
Production
Process
Found in
Nature
NatSurFact Rhamnolipid-based biosurfactant Anionic
LAS, SLS, SLES Linear Alkylbenzene Sulfonates, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfates Anionic
Glucosides Alkyl glucoside, coco glucoside, alkyl polyglucosides (APG's) Non-ionic
Taurates Anionic
Sulfosuccinates Anionic
Ethoxylated alcohols Non-ionic
  • 1. Low foaming, however, good cleansing
  • 2. Some parts of the molecule can be renewably sourced.
  • 3. All parts of the molecule can be renewably sourced

Why NatSurFact?

When it inevitably gets into nature, NatSurFact has lower toxicity to wildlife (from single celled organisms to zebra fish) than many conventional surfactants being used today. It is also readily biodegradable. So not only does it not hurt wildlife, it doesn't stick around very long, either.

NatSurFact's mild power continues to work even after it has gone down the drain. Once it gets to the wastewater treatment plant it enhances the breakdown of pollutants in water before it is released back into the environment.

NatSurFact'smild power makes it useful in things like shampoos, body washes, and household cleaners, just to name a few.

NatSurFact is a mild, yet powerful soap. It does not irritate or sensitize skin, and it is only a mild eye irritant.

Natsurfact Product

NatSurFact Grade Description Quantity Price
5CB-4 5% aqueous solution of the sodium salt surfactant form 20 L $500
50CCB-4 50% aqueous solution of the sodium salt surfactant form 4 L $1200
90LCBS-4 Neat powder of the sodium salt surfactant form 1 kg $750
50ACCB-4 50% aqueous suspension of neutral acid form (ph=2.1) 4 L $1100
95CPS-4 Chromatographically pure neat powder of the neutral acid form 1 g $2,000
For Research Purposes Only
NatSurFact is also available in commercial scale quantities at a much lower cost on a solids basis.

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NatSurFact Laboratories
10342 Battleview Parkway
Manassas VA 20109
P: (703) 584-5725
F: (703) 849-0880

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NatSurFact is also available in commercial scale quantities at a much lower cost on a solids basis. For information on commercial scale orders, please indicate your interest in the Comments section below.


NatSurFact Grade Description Size Quantity Cost
5CB-4 5% aqueous solution of the sodium salt surfactant form 20 L
$
50CCB-4 50% aqueous solution of the sodium salt surfactant form 4 L
$
90LCBS-4 Neat powder of the sodium salt surfactant form 1 kg
$
50ACCB-4 50% aqueous suspension of the neutral acid form (ph=2.1) 4 L
$
95CPS-4 Chromatographically pure neat powder of the neutral acid form 1 g
$

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Lead time for all items is 2-4 weeks. Shipping not included.  We will be in contact to work out shipping and payment details. For research purposes only.