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Home Care

Most people depend on a range of cleaning and maintenance products to maintain their homes. And more and more people are becoming aware that ingredients that make up those products can have an impact on the human and environmental health. The manufacturers we work with carefully are balancing effectiveness and cost-efficiency with the increasing demand by consumers for more environmentally friendly products that are better for people and the planet.

Soaps and detergents

To meet the specific needs of our customers, Cargill develops label-enhancing, non-toxic thickeners and viscosifiers that are derived from renewable resources. In addition, our products can help manufacturers achieve the ideal rheology for thicker, safer, and more stable products that can be less wasteful than powders or non-thickened liquids.

Vegetable oils are used in the production of surfactants (surface-active agents) that provide the cleaning and other properties of products such as household detergents, soft soaps, cleaners and personal care rinse-off products. For more information, see soaps and surfactants.

Ignition products

Vegetable-based oils, fatty acids and esters provide the fuel and binder function for wood-based fire-lighters, BBQ lighters and fire logs. As well as their suitably high calorific value, they provide a safe and fully sustainable bio-based solution with consumer appeal and excellent performance. We also offer products for liquid BBQ lighters and lamp oils; safe and cost-effective base fluids for blending with lighter oils to achieve the optimum cost/performance balance.

Additional applications

Our vegetable oils environmentally friendly options for anti-dust formulations. In addition, our ethanol and technical alcohol products can be used as an ingredient for screenwash, antifreeze and cleaning applications.

Explore our products for home care applications

Agri-Pure® Lauric Oils

We offer coconut oils and palm kernel oils for industrial applications where excellent thermal and oxidative stability, as well as low volatility, is valued. Availability: Europe


Agri-Pure™ Biosolvent

Our vegetable oil-derived biosolvent offers excellent cleaning, thinning and solvent properties with fewer health risks than traditional solvents. Availability: Europe


Blended and Packed Vegetable Oil Products

Flexible blending capability to optimize technical performance and reduce costs. Packed vegetable oils, waxes and fats for small quantity use. Availability: Europe



BiOH® polyols and polymers can be used in a range of flooring applications.


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Carrageenans are derived from seaweed and are known for their thickening and gelling capabilities. They can also be used for controlling the viscosity of fermentation media and for stabilizing formulations of fermentation products.



Thanks to its unique rheological properties, scleroglucan is used in the oilfield industry for drilling muds, enhanced oil recovery, spacer fluids and in asphalt emulsions.


Xanthan Gum

Xanthan can be used for controlling the viscosity of fermentation media and for stabilizing formulations of fermentation products.


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