With almost 200 surfactants in our product line, choosing the right product can be a challenge. The table below lists various cleaning applications and desirable performance features for each. It then provides a list of recommended DOW surfactants that can satisfy your basic requirements.

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Application Performance Features Selected Surfactant Recommendations
Hard Surface Cleaner Fast wetting, detergency, foam, good rinsing, low color, component compatibility (disinfectant, bleach or other ingredients)

DOWFAX™ 2A1
DOWFAX™ C10L
ECOSURF™ EH-3
ECOSURF™ EH-6
ECOSURF™ EH-9
ECOSURF™ SA-4
ECOSURF™ SA-7
ECOSURF™ SA-9
ECOSURF™ SA-15
TERGITOL™ 15-S-5
TERGITOL™ 15-S-7
TERGITOL™ 15-S-9
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 1X
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 2X
TERGITOL™ NP-7
TERGITOL™ NP-8
TERGITOL™ NP-9
TERGITOL™ NP-10
TERGITOL™ TMN-6 (90%)
TERGITOL™ TMN-10 (90%)
TRITON™ CG-110
TRITON™ X-45
TRITON™ X-100
TRITON™ X-102
TRITON™ X-114

Bathroom Cleaner Wetting, soap scum detergency, little to no visible residue, compatibility (bleach, disinfectant) DOWFAX™ 2A1
DOWFAX™ 3B2
DOWFAX™ 8390
DOWFAX™ C10L
ECOSURF™ EH-3
ECOSURF™ EH-6
ECOSURF™ EH-9
ECOSURF™ SA-4
ECOSURF™ SA-7
ECOSURF™ SA-9
ECOSURF™ SA-15
TERGITOL™ 15-S-5
TERGITOL™ 15-S- 7
TERGITOL™ 15-S- 9
TERGITOL™ TMN-6 (90%)
TRITON™ CF-10
TRITON™ CF- 21
TRITON™ CG-110
TRITON™ DF-12
TRITON™ DF-16
Dishwash & Rinse Aid Low, unstable foam, wetting, spotting & filming TERGITOL™ MinFoam 1X
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 2X
TRITON™ CF-10
TRITON™ CF-32
TRITON™ CF-87
TRITON™ DF-12
TRITON™ DF-16
Hand Dishwash Skin mildness, spotting & filming, wetting TRITON™ CG-110
Floor & Carpet Care Wetting, foam, minimal rewetting ECOSURF™ SA-4
ECOSURF™ SA-7
ECOSURF™ SA-9
ECOSURF™ SA-15
TERGITOL™ 15-S-7
TERGITOL™ 15-S-9
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 1X
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 2X
TRITON™ CF-10
TRITON™ CF-21
Car Wash & Car Care Wetting, oily / particulate soils, rinsing with minimal residue, wax / silicone emulsification DOWFAX™ 2A1
DOWFAX™ 3B2
ECOSURF™ EH-3
ECOSURF™ EH-6
ECOSURF™ EH-9
ECOSURF™ SA-4 
ECOSURF™ SA-7
ECOSURF™ SA-9
TERGITOL™ NP-9
TERGITOL™ TMN-6 (90%)
TERGITOL™ TMN-10 (90%)
Laundry Wetting, dispersing, stain & substrate specific cleaning, compatibility (other surfactants, bleach, builders, enzymes) DOWFAX™ 8390
ECOSURF™ SA-4 
ECOSURF™ SA-7
ECOSURF™ SA-9
ECOSURF™ SA-15
TERGITOL™ 15-S-5
TERGITOL™ 15-S-7
TERGITOL™ 15-S-9
TERGITOL™ NP-4
TERGITOL™ NP-6
TERGITOL™ NP-7
TERGITOL™ NP-8
TERGITOL™ NP-9
TERGITOL™ NP-10
TRITON™ X-100
Pre-Wash Spotter Stain specific cleaning ECOSURF™ SA-4
ECOSURF™ SA-7
ECOSURF™ SA-9
TERGITOL™ 15-S-5
TERGITOL™ 15-S-7
TERGITOL™ 15-S-9
TERGITOL™ NP-4
TERGITOL™ NP-6
TERGITOL™ NP-7
TERGITOL™ NP-8
TERGITOL™ NP-9
TERGITOL™ NP-10


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