Preservative Alternatives

ABITEC's multi-functional lipids provide bioactivity against many types of bacteria and fungi offering a safe alternative to traditional preservatives and protection against microbial contamination. CAPMUL® multi-functional ingredients are mostly natural compounds that are environmentally safe and are in most cases known to be non-allergenic and harmless to the human body.

CAPMUL® Multi-Functional Lipids

  • 100% vegetable derived
  • Do not promote microbial growth
  • A natural alternative to biocides and pesticides
  • Self-preserving, do not need additives
  • Prevent mold and bacteria

Excellent for:

Oil-in-water emulsions, Creams, Ointments, Lotions, and other cosmetic products

CAPMUL® Multi-functional Ingredients

CAPMUL® multi-functional, high purity monoesters provide superior skin penetration and emolliency with excellent effects against microorganisms.  Certain grades of CAPMUL® may be used to inhibit the growth of gram positive and negative bacteria, yeast, and mold in many "preservative free" products.  

Other functions include:

  • Emulsifier / Co-emulsifier
  • Solubilizer
  • Carrier
Product Name Chemical Name CAS Number HLB Resources
Capmul 708G Glyceryl Monocaprylate 26402-26-6 6.5 Access Technical Data
Capmul MCM Glyceryl caprylate/caprate 26402-22-2,
26402-26-6
5-6 Access Technical Data
Capmul PG-8 Propylene Glycol Monocaprylate 31565-12-5 5 Access Technical Data
Capmul PG-12 Propylene Glycol Monolaurate 27194-74-7   Access Technical Data

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Related Applications

surfactants & emulsifiers

Emollients & refatting agentS  

Sulfate-Free & Eo-free

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