ALINA LIFE is a novel, environmentally-friendly and easy to use organoclay, which prolongs the life and improves the striking appearance of eco and natural finishing products.
It is a natural clay mineral, which has been surface-treated with a quaternary amine compound.
The effect of the surface treatment is to change the surface of the clay from hydrophilic to hydrophobic, without changing the structure of the clay mineral. Due to their physico-chemical properties, organoclays have a wide range of end-uses, from paints and coatings, cosmetics and personal care to lubricating grease and foundry washes for environmental clean-up and as rheological agents for drilling fluids.
Yes, in water and natural oil medias.
ALINA LIFE can reduce the need for in-can and film biocides, due to the hydrophobic nature of the product and other physico-chemical properties.
ALINA LIFE is non-hazardous to man or the environment. It is non-allergenic and non-mutagenic.
According to EU Regulation on Classification, Labelling & Packaging, organoclays are classified as non-hazardous. As a precaution, and with any powder, it is recommended to wear protective equipment and to avoid the generation of dust in use.
The quat does not release from the clay substrate in normal use. Organoclays do not hydrolyse because they resist base or acid attack over the pH range 3-11. The quat qroups on the surface of the clay substance will gradually degrade. The remaining component is a natural mineral.
Yes, ALINA LIFE contains no Volatile Organic Compounds.
ALINA LIFE fully complies with Reach and falls under the ECHA definition of “Surface-treated substances” and is not regarded as a preparation. As such, the natural mineral as well as the organoclay are exempt from registration. However, the quat used in surface treatment does reguire reqistration, and the organoclay use is to be included in the CSR.
ALINA does not fall under the BPR, as it does not have a biocidal mechanism of action, is not added with biocidal intention and no biocidal claims are made.
Due to its hydrophobic properties, ALINA LIFE may attract use in the manufacture of paper and paperboard, some of which may be used as a FCM (Food Contact Material). There are no specific restrictions to the use of organoclays in the EU Member States or Council of Europe. Therefor ALINA LIFE can be used as a FCM in paper and board, though changing regulations need to be followed.
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