Functionalized Alkyl Polyglucoside

Suga®Boost 050 is a naturally-derived performance surfactant suitable for laundry and naturally-based exterior cleaner formulations. Cleaning performance is higher than traditional surfactants such as DDBSA, SLES, and NP-9 in removing food soils, animal grease, and protein soil and meets demands for high-performance green cleaning formulations. Suga®Boost 050 is 1,4-Dioxane-free.

Suga®Boost 050 has mild characteristics in comparison to regulated surfactants such as sulfates, alcohol alkoxylates, Coco DEA, and betaines.

Suga®Boost 050 is useful in formulations for laundry and naturally-based exterior cleaners.

Suga®Boost 050 is stable in hydrogen peroxide.


All substances are readily biodegradable per OECD 301 methods. This product meets the criteria for a surfactant under the EU Detergents Regulation (EC) 648/2004.


Colonial Chemical Awarded 2021 EPA Green Chemistry Challenge Award for Suga®Boost Products

Colonial Chemical, Inc. is a winner in the 2021 EPA Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Program in the focus area of The Design of Greener Chemicals. Colonial Chemical is recognized for developing Suga®Boost surfactant blends that use more environmentally friendly chemicals than traditional cleaning surfactants. Suga®Boost surfactants consume less energy to create, are biodegradable, and are derived from plant-based materials, with performance that demonstrates potential to replace EO-containing surfactants such as SLES and APEs. For more information, go to


Patent #: Patent Pending


US (TSCA), Canada (DSL/NDSL), EU (REACH), Australia (AICIS Reported Introduction)

NGO Certifications

  • DfE Approved (CleanGredients)
  • USDA Biopreferred Product

The Safer Choice Program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certified Suga®Boost 050 as Acceptable for use in Safer Choice-certified products and for listing on CleanGredients as a surfactant.

Suga®Boost 050 also meets criteria for direct release under EPA’s Safer Choice Standard and the use limit for this ingredient no longer applies.

  • Direct release products are approved in outdoor applications that are likely to bypass sewage treatment . Products include home car washes, cleaners for use in power washers, boat cleaners, drilling muds, graffiti removers, fleet disinfectants, window cleaners, and the like.


  • Greatly enhanced performance over traditional surfactants in many HI&I applications
  • Based on patent-pending technologies in synergy of naturally-derived components
  • Variety of chemistries that meet different formulation and performance demands
  • Compatible with majority of surfactants
  • Mild to eyes and very mild characteristics for skin contact
  • EO/PO Free, No VOCs
  • Free of Prop 65 components (1,4-Dioxane, DEA, DCA, etc.)
  • Broad regulatory approvals
  • Globally registered in major markets


  • Laundry (home and commercial)
  • Exterior washes (siding, roofs, decks)
  • Transportation cleaning (boats, trains, airplanes)
  • Hand soaps and facial washes
  • Agriculture and horticulture
  • Emulsion polymerization