News & Publications

What Is Castor Oil Ethoxylate? – Uses and More

Posted on: July 24, 2018

What Is Castor Oil Ethoxylate? Castor oil ethoxylates are a very important class of surfactants that find themselves in many industrial applications and market segments.  Derived from the bio-renewable extract from the seed of the castor plant (Ricinus communis), this vegetable oil is then further processed via ethoxylation to instill distinct physical properties that impart […]

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What Is Polyethyleneglycol? – PEG Uses & Applications

Posted on: July 10, 2018

What is Polyethyleneglycol? Polyethyleneglycol, or PEG for short, is a polyether consisting of a (-O-CH2-CH2-) backbone that is commonly used in many fields of academic research, industrial processing and commercial applications.  PEGs can also commonly be referred to as polyoxyethylene (POE) and polyethyleneoxide (PEO), but regardless of the name that is used, the simple structure […]

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What Is Surfactant and How Do Surfactants Work?

Posted on: June 26, 2018

What are surfactants? The term surfactant was originally coined by Antara Products in the 1950sa to stand for SURFace-ACTive-AgeNT, which is an attempt to explain ‘how surfactants work’.  This generalization basically denotes that this general classification of compounds tends to interact at the interface of two immiscible phases (i.e. oil and water).  By inhabiting the […]

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Oxiteno takes part at the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

Posted on: June 22, 2018

Oxiteno is proud to have participated in this year’s SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C. Our Chief Operations Officer for the US, Timothy Madden, joined the panel “Success in the US Market” along with other senior executives from the automotive and paper industries who have brought important foreign direct investments into the US, just as […]

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What Is Unique About Oxiteno?

Posted on: June 19, 2018

Surfactant chemistry based on alkoxylation and ethoxylation has been at the core of Oxiteno’s expertise for more than three decades. We are the biggest ethoxylator in the Americas and manufacture alkoxylates and ethoxylates in the USA, Mexico and Brazil. We offer a robust production system that provides our regional and global customers with the security […]

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