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Librateric CAB 50 Blog: Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Librateric CAB50 is a high active grade of cocamidopropyl betaine manufactured from a low odour and low colour feedstock.  It is around 25% more concentrated than typical grades of CAB30, which makes it hostile to microbial growth, eliminating the need for a preservative. 

Librateric CAB50 provides excellent viscosity building and foam boosting to anionic based cleansers.  In shampoo formulations, it helps to condition the hair and reduce static build up. In a personal care setting and in shampoo formulations, Librateric CAB 50 significantly reduces the amount of static build-up while contributing to overall ‘mildness’. As well as this, it is stable and efficacious over a broad pH range and is compatible with both anionic and cationic surfactants.

At Libra, we are constantly looking for ways to make our products cleaner and greener. As a result of this, Librateric CAB 50, like many of our other products, is readily biodegradable.

  • The reactors in Libra’s multi-million pound betaine plant are made from special alloy materials of construction, resulting in no iron contamination in the product from the reactor wall.
  • Librateric CAB50 has a free amine content of <0.3%, versus the industry norm of <0.5% which results in less irritancy in our customers finished product.
  • Free MCA, a raw material of Librateric CAB50 is <10ppm, compared to the industry norm of <20ppm, also resulting in less irritancy.
  • With Libra’s latest capital investment, there is an ability to produce 53,000tpa at full capacity.
  • Libra’s betaine tank farm has >1,200 tonnes storage capacity, making product readily available for all customers.
  • Fully automated manufacturing plant – Artificial Intelligent software responds to the process to continuously improve product quality.
  • Full automation means low labour costs – only one operator/shift to run this 53,000tpa plant. More price competitive.
  • Large reactors, up to 60 Tonnes per batch with high yield and energy efficiency. More price competitive.

We recognise the importance of sustainability and take pride in assisting our customers to invest into a greener future. Librateric CAB50, like many of our other products, is readily biodegradable. No hazardous materials are produced during the production of Betaine. Our Betaine manufacturing facilities meet the standard required by the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI), which helps to ensure that our surfactants are of the highest quality and are safe for personal use. Libra’s Integrated Management System meets the requirements of the ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14002:2015 and ISO45001:2018 standards.


Available in bulk, 1000 kg net IBC’s or 200 kg net plastic drums.

For more information about Librateric CAB 50: Cocamidopropyl Betaine and the quality products that we offer please visit our website or get in touch with a member of our team.

Tel: +44 161 775 1888



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