Wash Nut Extract
Washnut extract for natural and sustainable washing
According to the Federal Environment Agency, German households consume around 630,000 tonnes of detergent per year. The environmental impact of detergents is enormous. Allergies and intolerances also have an influence on how people choose the right products.
One solution is the washnut from India. The fruits of the washnut tree or soap tree have been used all over the Asian region for thousands of years as a natural and gentle cleaning agent. The shell of the washnut contains the active cleaning agent saponin. It is highly water soluble and can be used in a wide range of cleaning and personal hygiene applications.
PolyNeo offers highly concentrated washnut extract, which can be used for individual processing. It is produced directly in India and supplied as a highly efficient product. The extract has a saponin content of at least 60 per cent higher than that of the washnut, which contains no more than 15 per cent of the active cleaning agent.
After multiple stages of organic and inorganic processing, the extract is available for further efficient product development and the manufacture of cleaning products in various dosage forms. It is very versatile and can be used as a fluid, paste, powder or in tablet form.
Advantages of washnut extract:
- 100% plant-based active cleaning agent (saponin)
- 100% biodegradable
- Renewable raw material
- Certified organic according to ECOCERT
- Very well tolerated by the skin and suitable for people with allergies
- Effective, preserves colours
- Organically farmed
The washnut extract has a wide range of potential applications. In addition to standard detergent, it is also used as an all-purpose cleaning agent in the household. As an active ingredient, saponin is also suitable for use in pet care products such as anti-parasitic animal shampoos. It can also be used as an ingredient in cosmetics. As a solution provider, PolyNeo addresses individual customer requirements. For example, it can work with various consistencies, textures and recipe ratios.