With almost 200 surfactants in our product line, choosing the right product can be a challenge. The table below lists various paints, coatings and inks 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
Emulsion Polymerization Monomer emulsion stability, colloid stability (storage, freeze-thaw), wetting, and dispersing ability. DOWFAX™ 2A1
DOWFAX™ 3B2
DOWFAX™ 8390
TERGITOL™ 15-S Series
TERGITOL™ NP Series
TERGITOL™ TMN-6 (90%)
TERGITOL™ TMN-10 (90%)
TERGITOL™ XD
TERGITOL™ XH
TERGITOL™ XJ
TRITON™ X Series
TRITON™ XN-45S
Pigment and Colorant Stability Water dispersible or water soluble, low equilibrium surface tension, provides improved wetting of different types of pigment particles. Aids in grinding pigments and provides color acceptance. Aids in color development and mechanical stability. ECOSURF™ EH-3
ECOSURF™ EH-6
ECOSURF™ EH-9
ECOSURF™ SA-4
ECOSURF™ SA-7
ECOSURF™ SA-9
ECOSURF™ LF-20
ECOSURF™ LF-30
ECOSURF™ LF-45
TERGITOL™ 15-S-3 
TERGITOL™ 15-S-5
TERGITOL™ 15-S-7
TERGITOL™ 15-S-9
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 1X
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 2X
TERGITOL™ NP-9
TERGITOL™ NP-10
TERGITOL™ TMN-3
TERGITOL™ TMN-6 (90%)
TERGITOL™ TMN-10 (90%)
TERGITOL™ XD
TERGITOL™ XH
TERGITOL™ XJ
TRITON™ CA
TRITON™ CF-10/CF-10 (90%)
TRITON™ N-57
TRITON™ X-100
TRITON™ X-102
TRITON™ X-114
Wetting and Rewetting Low equilibrium and dynamic surface tension, fast dissolution rates, effectively wets a variety of surfaces including glossy or slick DOWFAX™ 2A1
ECOSURF™ EH-3
ECOSURF™ EH-6
ECOSURF™ EH-9
ECOSURF™ SA-4
ECOSURF™ SA-7
ECOSURF™ SA-9
ECOSURF™ LF-20
ECOSURF™ LF-30
ECOSURF™ LF-45
TERGITOL™ 15-S-3
TERGITOL™ 15-S-5
TERGITOL™ 15-S-7
TERGITOL™ TMN-3
TERGITOL™ TMN-6 (90%)
TRITON™ X Series


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