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
Ink and Dye Stabililzation Water dispersible or water soluble, low equilibrium surface tension, provides improved wetting of different types of ink or dye particles and provides color acceptance. Aids in color development and mechanical stability. DOWFAX™ Surfactants
ECOSURF™ EH-3
ECOSURF™ EH-6
ECOSURF™ EH-9
ECOSURF™ SA-4
ECOSURF™ SA-7
ECOSURF™ SA-9
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 1X
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 2X
TERGITOL™ 15-S Series
TERGITOL™ NP Series
TERGITOL™ TMN Series
TERGITOL™ XD
TERGITOL™ XH
TERGITOL™ XJ
TRITON™ CF-10
TRITON™ X Series
Printing System Formulation Improved storage stability, enhanced freeze-thaw stability, supplement surfactants for latex stabilizing. Higher molecular weight ethoxylates provide steric stability DOWFAX™ Surfactants
ECOSURF™ EH-3
ECOSURF™ EH-6
ECOSURF™ EH-9
ECOSURF™ SA-4
ECOSURF™ SA-7
ECOSURF™ SA-9
ECOSURF™ SA-15
TERGITOL™ 15-S Series
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 1X
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 2X
TERGITOL™ XD
TERGITOL™ XH
TERGITOL™ XJ
TRITON™ CF-10
TRITON™ X Series
Flexible and Rigid Film Packaging Wetting and Rewetting Low equilibrium and dynamic surface tension, fast dissolution rates, effectively wets a variety of surfaces. DOWFAX™ Surfactants
ECOSURF™ EH-3
ECOSURF™ EH-6
ECOSURF™ EH-9
ECOSURF™ SA-4
ECOSURF™ SA-7
ECOSURF™ SA-9
TERGITOL™ 15-S Series
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 1X
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 2X
TERGITOL™ NP Series
TERGITOL™ TMN Series
TRITON™ CF-10
TRITON™ GR Series
TRITON™ X Series


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