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How to Inhibit Corrosion in Oil and Gas Industry Equipment

Posted on: October 18, 2018

Corrosion is the process in which a refined metal reacts with its environment, resulting in a gradual degradation and destruction of the original metal substrate. An everyday example of corrosion exists on the rusty gears of a bicycle that has been left outside. Rust, which is the most familiar example of corrosion, is a consequence […]

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Sodium Isethionate Technical Specifications, Uses and Advantages

Posted on: October 16, 2018

What is Sodium Isethionate? Sodium isethionate is the organic salt isethionic acid (C2H6O4S), which is an organosulfur compound that has many uses throughout the home and personal care industries. Isethionic acid was originally discovered in 1833 upon reacting solid sulphur trioxide with ethanol, which can then be neutralized to form the sodium salt. Since the […]

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What Is Alcohol Ethoxylate?

Posted on: August 21, 2018

Alcohol ethoxylates are a class of compounds that are commonly used throughout many industrial practices and commercial markets.  These compounds are synthesized via the reaction of a fatty alcohol and ethylene oxide, resulting in a molecule that consists of two main components, (1) the oleophilic, carbon-rich, fatty alcohol and (2) the hydrophilic, polyoxyethylene chain. Due […]

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What Are Agricultural Chemicals? – Agricultural Chemical Products

Posted on: August 7, 2018

What Are Agrochemicals? Agriculture chemicals, or agrochemicals for short, most commonly refers to pesticides and fertilizers, which are used in agriculture to control insects and weeds, prevent diseases as well as promote plant growth.  Some examples of agrochemicals include pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Agrochemicals are normally water-insoluble and typically require the use of a surfactant […]

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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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