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Kem NK is a broad spectrum preservative blend based on Phenoxyethanol, Sodium benzoate and Potassium sorbate. It is an optimised combination particularly suggested to individuals with sensitive skin and for more delicate cosmetic applications, such as leave-on cosmetics for face (lotions, creams, foundations, masks) with low pH.
It represents a mild alternative in cosmetic preservation, may replace paraben-based blends and other questioned preservatives, offering high antimicrobial efficacy and lower in-use cost. Kem NK meets the most stringent demands of today’s personal care market, allowing the creation of safe formulations for the worldwide distribution.
Kem NK combines the antibacterial activity of Phenoxyethanol with the antibacterial/antifungal activity of Sodium benzoate and the antifungal activity of Potassium sorbate. It is a well balanced combination highly effective against Gram-negative bacteria, Gram-positive bacteria, yeasts and moulds.
  • INCI

    Phenoxyethanol, Water, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate
  • Generic and alternative names

    Chemical Name: 2-Phenoxyethanol; Aqua; Sodium benzoate; Potassium (E, E)-hexa-2,4-dienoate

  • Claims / benefits / efficacy

    • Gentle to the skin & broad spectrum preservation
    • Globally accepted cosmetic ingredients
    • Contains no controversial preservatives
    • Mild colour & almost odourless liquid
    • Water soluble
    • Cost-effective

  • Function

    • Preservative;
    • Liquid preservative; 
    • Alcohol soluble;
    • Anti Gram-Negative;
    • Anti Gram-Positive;
    • Anti-mold;
    • Anti-yeast;
    • Water soluble
  • Application

    Kem NK is a gentle to skin preserving system for the protection of a variety of cosmetics in form of aqueous systems or emulsions for rinse-off and especially leave-on pplications. Typical cosmetic applications include:
    Hair care: gels, shampoos, lotions, conditioners, mousses.
    Body & face care: serums, tonics, gels, lotions, creams, masks, wipes.
    Make-up: foundations, wipes, powders.
    Shaving products: shave soaps, gels, aftershave balms, lotions, creams.
    Sun products: sunscreens, suntans, aftersuns.
    Bath products: shower gels, bubble baths, handcleaners, intimate, oils, powders, wipes.
    Baby care: shampoos, bath products, lotions, creams, oils, powders, wipes.
    Raw materials: surfactants, vegetal extracts.

  • Packaging

    • Jerrycans of 5 KG
    • Jerrycans of 10 KG. One large pallet is 96 jerrycans of 10 KG (960 KG). One 20ft container is 10 pallets (9.6 MT)
    • Jerrycans of 25 KG. One large pallet is 48 jerrycans of 25 KG (1200 KG). One 20ft container is 10 pallets (12 MT)
    • Jerrycans of 50 KG
    • Jerrycans of 125 KG
  • Shelf life

    1 year in original packaging

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