Optiphen Plus
Optiphen Plus is a liquid broad spectrum preservative containing Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol and Sorbic Acid.
Phenoxyethanol is a good bacteria and yeast killer while caprylyl glycol is a good bacteriostatic and bactericide.
Sorbic Acid is a good fungal, mould, and yeast inhibitor at pH 6.0 or less
The combination of these three ingredients makes a wonderful bacteria, yeast, mould, and fungal killing combination suitable for water containing products. It has an excellent safety and toxicological profile.
Paraben Free & Formaldehyde Free
Suitable for surfactant formulations as well as lotions and creams, skincare, suncare, colour cosmetics and hair care formulations.
Usage: 0.75 to 1.5%
Add to water phase or cool down (preferred method)
Heat tolerant to 80 degrees C
Shelf life 24 months
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NZ$ 6.80 - 136.00
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Chemical Name                     CAS Number
1,2-OCTANEDIOL 1117-86-8
SORBIC ACID 110-44-1

Used as a preservative 


In emergency dial 111, and then ask for Fire, Ambulance or Police as necessary.

In case of poisoning phone National Poisons Centre – 0800 764 766.

Causes serious eye irritation.

Prevention                      Wash skin thoroughly after handling. Wear eye protection/ face protection
Response IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/ attention.


General advice           Move out of dangerous area. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance. Do not leave the victim unattended.
If inhaled If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If unconscious, place in recovery position and seek medical advice. If symptoms persist, call a physician.
In case of skin contact           Remove contaminated clothing. If irritation develops, get medical attention. If on skin, rinse well with water. Wash contaminated clothing before re-use.
In case of eye contact  Immediately flush eye(s) with plenty of water. Remove contact lenses. Protect unharmed eye.
If swallowed Do not give milk or alcoholic beverages. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If symptoms persist, call a physician.
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed Signs and symptoms of exposure to this material through breathing, swallowing, and/or passage of the material through the skin may include: stomach or intestinal upset (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea) irritation (nose, throat, airways) pain in the abdomen and lower back acute kidney failure (sudden slowing or stopping of urine production) Causes serious eye irritation.

Suitable extinguishing media                      Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment. Water spray Foam Carbon dioxide (CO2) Dry chemical
Unsuitable extinguishing media High volume water jet
Specific hazards during firefighting If product is heated above its flash point it will produce vapors sufficient to support combustion. Vapors are heavier than air and may travel along the ground and be ignited by heat, pilot lights, other flames and ignition sources at locations near the point of release. Do not allow run-off from fire fighting to enter drains or water courses.
Hazardous combustion products Carbon dioxide (CO2) Carbon monoxide
Specific extinguishing methods Product is compatible with standard fire-fighting agents.
Further information Fire residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations.
Special protective equipment for firefighters In the event of fire, wear self-contained breathing apparatus.


Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures             Use personal protective equipment. Persons not wearing protective equipment should be excluded from area of spill until clean-up has been completed.
Environmental precautions Prevent product from entering drains. Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform respective authorities.
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up Soak up with inert absorbent material (e.g. sand, silica gel, acid binder, universal binder, sawdust). Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.
Other information Comply with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.


Advice on protection                     Normal measures for preventive fire protection. 
Advice on safe handling Do not breathe vapours/dust. Do not smoke. Container hazardous when empty. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Smoking, eating and drinking should be prohibited in the application area.
Conditions for safe storage Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.
Recommended storage temperature 59 - 77 °F / 15 - 25 °C
Further information on storage stability Protect from frost.


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