Surfactant Publications

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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What Is Polysorbate? – Polysorbate 20 vs. 60 vs. 80 Uses

Posted on: June 12, 2018

What Is Polysorbate and What Is Polysorbate Derived from? Oxiteno’s ALKEST® TW line of polysorbates are mild, non-ionic surfactants comprised of polyethoxylated esters of 3,6-sorbitan. Being derived mainly from natural materials, many of these versatile […]

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