1,4- Dioxane is a common by-product in manufacturing fatty alcohol ethoxylates and fatty alcohol ether sulfates. The United States Environment Protection Agency has classified 1,4-dioxane as "likely to be carcinogenic to humans" by all routes of exposure. 

According to the law Senate, Bill S4389B passed on 9th December 2019, all household cleansing products, cosmetic products, and personal care products containing 1,4-dioxane at concentration levels greater than trace amounts will be banned. The act will be in full effect starting 1st January 2022. The regulations are as follows: 

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Galaxy's Gal EcoSafe range of fatty GalEcoSafe is Galaxy's Low 1,4-Dioxane solution, designed to help products comply with the NYS4389B law. The content of 1,4-dioxane in GalEcoSafe is at five ppm max, making the formulations safe while keeping them functional (Upto 20% inclusion of GalEcoSafe LES 70 D5 wt/wt basis). 

Choosing GalEcoSafe will ensure that your products are compliant with the aforesaid law so that they are on the mark rather than off the shelves! 

GalEcoSafe and GalEcoSafe range of blends provides a range of benefits like low levels of 1,4 Dioxane, compliant with the upcoming NY S4389B regulations, Low Ecological toxicity, In-House manufacturing technology, avoids cost of re-formulation, extension of RSPO Certified* base and an all-round formulation support for hassle-free transition. 


Company Profile 

Galaxy Surfactants Ltd. (GSL), founded in the year 1980, is one of India's leading organizations, manufacturing Performance Products and Specialty Chemicals for the Personal and Home Care Industry. Our products cater to some of the largest global brands in the FMCG sector and find applications in skincare, haircare, oral care, body wash, sun care, household cleaners, and fabric care segments. We provide more than 200 products (and product variants) to over 1750 customers across the globe. We have five manufacturing sites in India, one in Egypt and one in the USA. Our Corporate office is in Navi Mumbai, India, and our Sales offices are located in Chennai and New Delhi in India, Denville, New Jersey in the USA, Eindhoven, in the Netherlands, Bogota Colombia, and Istanbul in Turkey. 

Our products touch the lives of billions of people every day. We have a wide range of specialty chemicals, including Surfactants, Mild Surfactants, Rheology Modifiers, Pearlising Agents, Conditioning Agents, Blends based on innovative concepts, proteins, and Quats for personal care. Galaxy Group has about 1000 full-time employees with a consolidated turnover of around 2600 Crore. Galaxy is respected in the industry as a professional, transparent, innovation-oriented, ethical, and continually improving the company. We are a value-based company focussing on integrity, teamwork, empowerment, adding maximum value to customers, and environmental compliance. Beyond the legal requirements, Galaxy has adopted world-class practices and systems like ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2004, ISO 45001:2018, ISO 22716:2007, ISO 50001:2018, Responsible Care Global Charter, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), 5S and TPM (won the Special Award in 2007). We have a technologically advanced, well-equipped Innovation Centre for New Product Development and Application Development at Navi Mumbai, India. Since 2000, 78 patents have been granted to Galaxy Surfactants Ltd. Currently, 17 patents in the USA, two patents each in Japan, Brazil, Russia, 5 in the European Union, 3 in China, and 16 patents in India are being maintained. https://www.galaxysurfactants.com

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