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
Janitorial Cleaner Wetting, dispersing, detergency, good rinsing, low / unstable foam DOWFAX™ 2A1
DOWFAX™ 3B2
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™ TMN-6 (90%)
TERGITOL™ TMN- 10 (90%)
TRITON™ CF-10
TRITON™ X-45
TRITON™ X-100
TRITON™ X-114
Metal Cleaner and Electronic / Precision Cleaner Wetting, oily soil detergency, good rinsing, low / unstable foam ECOSURF™ EH-3
ECOSURF™ EH-6
ECOSURF™ EH-9
ECOSURF™ SA-4
ECOSURF™ SA-7
ECOSURF™ SA-9
ECOSURF™ SA-15
TERGITOL™ L-61
TERGITOL™ L-62
TERGITOL™ L-64
TRITON™ BG-10
TRITON™ CF-10
TRITON™ CF-76
TRITON™ DF-12
TRITON™ DF-16
TRITON™ DF-20
TRITON™ QS-15
TRITON™ QS-44
TRITON™ X-100
TRITON™ X-114
Commercial Dishwash & Rinse Aids Low / controllable foam, wetting, good rinsing, compatibility (acid, alkaline, bleach) TERGITOL™ L-61
TERGITOL™ L-62
TERGITOL™ L-64
TRITON™ CF-10
TRITON™ CF-21
TRITON™ CF-32
TRITON™ CF-87
TRITON™ DF-12
TRITON™ DF-16
Food & Dairy Process Cleaner Low / controllable foam, wetting, good rinsing, compatibility (acid, alkaline, bleach) DOWFAX™ 2A1
DOWFAX™ 3B2
TERGITOL™ L-61
TERGITOL™ L-62
TERGITOL™ L-64
TERGITOL™ L-81
TERGITOL™ L-101
TRITON™ BG-10
TRITON™ CF-21
TRITON™ CF-32
TRITON™ CF-76
TRITON™ DF-16
Transportation Cleaner Wetting, dispersing, detergency, enhanced wastewater treatment DOWFAX™ 2A1
DOWFAX™ 3B2
ECOSURF™ EH-3
ECOSURF™ EH-6
ECOSURF™ EH-9
ECOSURF™ SA-4
ECOSURF™ SA-7
ECOSURF™ SA-9
ECOSURF™ SA-15
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 1X
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 2X
TERGITOL™ NP-6
TERGITOL™ NP-7
TERGITOL™ NP-8
TERGITOL™ NP-9
TRITON™ CF-10
TRITON™ DF-16
TRITON™ X-100
TRITON™ X-114
Floor & Carpet Care Emulsion polymerization, detergency (oily, particulate, heel marks), good rinsing DOWFAX™ 2A1
DOWFAX™ 3B2
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™ 15-S-40 (70%)
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 1X
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 2X
TERGITOL™ TMN-6 (90%)
TERGITOL™ TMN-10 (90%)
TRITON™ CF-10
TRITON™ QS-15
TRITON™ X-45
TRITON™ X-100
TRITON™ X-114
Commercial Laundry Wetting, oily soil detergency, dispersing 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
 


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