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
Pigment Stabilization Improved dispersion stability, water dispersible or water soluble, low equilibrium surface tension, provides improved wetting and stability of different types of pigment particles. 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 Series
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 1X
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 2X
TERGITOL™ NP Series
TERGITOL™ TMN Series
TERGITOL™ XD
TERGITOL™ XH
TERGITOL™ XJ
TRITON™ CA
TRITON™ CF-10
TRITON™ N-57
TRITON™ X Series
Coating Formulation Improved storage stability, enhanced freeze-thaw stability, supplement surfactants for latex stabilizing ECOSURF™ EH-3
ECOSURF™ EH-6
ECOSURF™ EH-9
ECOSURF™ SA-4
ECOSURF™ SA-7
ECOSURF™ SA-9
ECOSURF™ SA-15
ECOSURF™ LF-20
ECOSURF™ LF-30
ECOSURF™ LF-45
TERGITOL™ 15-S Series
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 1X
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 2X
TERGITOL™ NP Series
TERGITOL™ TMN Series
TERGITOL™ XD
TERGITOL™ XH
TERGITOL™ XJ
TRITON™ CA
TRITON™ CF-10
TRITON™ X Series
Substrate 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
ECOSURF™ LF-20
ECOSURF™ LF-30
ECOSURF™ LF-45
TERGITOL™ 15-S Series
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 1X
TERGITOL™ MinFoam 2X
TERGITOL™ NP Series
TERGITOL™ TMN Series
TRITON™ CA
TRITON™ CF-10
TRITON™ X Series
 


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