Wetting Agents and Emulsifiers

Dow offers a broad range of wetting agents and emulsifiers. They provide exceptional wetting performance, even at low concentrations, and excellent surface-tension reduction.

Our ECOSURF™, TERGITOL™ and TRITON™ Surfactants can be used in a variety of formulations, including those designed to wet leaf surfaces to allow better spreading.

Product Type HLB Features Recommended Applications(1)
ECOSURF™ EH Series
ECOSURF™ EH-3 Nonionic surfactant 8.0 Excellent oil-soluble emulsifier, low foam, low odor, good handling, very low aquatic toxicity EC, SL, SC, EW, OD, SE
ECOSURF™ EH-6 Nonionic surfactant 10.8 Exceptional wetting and, low odor, excellent handling and formulation properties, very low aquatic toxicity EC, SL, SC, EW, OD, SE
ECOSURF™ EH-9 Nonionic surfactant 12.5 Exceptional wetting and low odor, excellent formulation properties, very low aquatic toxicity EC, SL, SC, EW, SE
ECOSURF™ EH-9 (90%) Nonionic surfactant 12.5 Exceptional wetting and low odor, improved handling and formulation properties, very low aquatic toxicity SL, SC, EW, SE
ECOSURF™ SA Series
ECOSURF™ SA-9 Nonionic surfactant 11.1 Based on seed oil, low odor, no gel range, rapid dissolution, excellent wetting effective emulsifier EC, SL, SC, EW, OD, SE, ME
TERGITOL™ 15-S Series
TERGITOL™ 15-S-3 Nonionic surfactant 8.0 Excellent hydrocarbon compatibility EC, EW, SC, SE
TERGITOL™ 15-S-5 Nonionic surfactant 10.5 Excellent emulsifier EC, EW, SC, SE
TERGITOL™ 15-S-7 Nonionic surfactant 12.1 Exceptional wetting and emulsification excellent formulation and handling properties EC, SC, EW, SE
TERGITOL™ 15-S-9 Nonionic surfactant 13.3 Excellent emulsifier, offering rapid dissolution low odor, excellent formulation and handling properties EC, SC, EW, SE
TERGITOL™ 15-S-12 Nonionic surfactant 14.5 Excellent emulsifier, good handling properties, higher temperature wetting EC, SC, EW, SE
TERGITOL™ 15-S-12 (90%) Nonionic surfactant 14.5 Excellent emulsifier, good handling properties, higher temperature wetting SC, EW, SE
TERGITOL™ NP Series
TERGITOL™ NP-4 Nonionic surfactant 8.9 Excellent oil-soluble surfactant, low HLB emulsifier EC, SL, SC, EW, OD, SE
TERGITOL™ NP-6 Nonionic surfactant 10.9 Excellent emulsifier, wetting agent, stabilizer EC, SL, SC, EW, OD, SE
TERGITOL™ NP-7 Nonionic surfactant 12.0 Excellent emulsifier outstanding wetting EC, SL, SC, EW, OD, SE
TERGITOL™ NP-8 Nonionic surfactan 12.6 Excellent emulsifier outstanding wetting EC, SL, SC, EW, OD, SE
TERGITOL™ NP-9 Nonionic surfactant 12.9 Excellent emulsifier outstanding wetting EC, SL, SC, EW, OD, SE
TERGITOL™ NP-9.5 Nonionic surfactant 13.1 Excellent emulsifier outstanding wetting EC, SL, SC, EW, OD, SE
TERGITOL™ NP-10 Nonionic surfactant 13.2 Excellent emulsifier outstanding wetting EC, SL, SC, EW, OD, SE
TERGITOL™ NP-11 Nonionic surfactant 13.5 Excellent emulsifier outstanding wetting EC, SL, SC, EW, OD
TERGITOL™ NP-12 Nonionic surfactant 13.8 Excellent emulsifier outstanding wetting SC, EW, SE
TERGITOL™ NP-13 Nonionic surfactant 13.9 Excellent emulsifier outstanding wetting SC, EW, SE
TERGITOL™ NP-15 Nonionic surfactant - Excellent emulsifier outstanding wetting SC, EW, SE
TERGITOL™ W
TRITON™ GR-5M Anionic and nonionic surfactant   Excellent wetting, emulsifying and dispersing ability SC, EW, ME
TRITON™ BG/CG
TRITON™ CG-50 Anionic and nonionic surfactant 12-16 Soluble in highly alkaline solutions, mild, good wetter SC, EW, SE, ME
TRITON™ GR Series
TERGITOL™ W-600 Nonionic Surfactant 10.8 APEO-free, low foaming wetting agent SC, OD, EW, EC, WP, WG
TRITON™ GR-7ME Anionic and nonionic surfactant   Excellent emulsifying and dispersing ability, oil soluble OD
TRITON™ Specialty Alkoxylates
TRITON™ HW-1000 Surfactant 10.0 Excellent and rapid wetting with low equilibrium and dynamic surface tension EC, SL, SC, EW, OD, SE
TRITON™ X Series
TRITON™ X-15
Anionic and nonionic surfactant
-4.9 Oil soluble emulsifier, solubilizer
EC, SL, SC, EW, OD, SE
TRITON™ X-35
Anionic and nonionic surfactant
-7.8 Excellent compatibility with aliphatic or aromatic hydrocarbons and polar organic solvents
EC, SL, SC, EW, OD, SE
TRITON™ X-45 Anionic and nonionic surfactant 9.8 Excellent emulsifier with good wetting EC, SL, SC, EW, OD, SE
TRITON™ X-100
Anionic and nonionic surfactant
13.4
Excellent dispersant and emulsifier for oil-in-water systems
EC, SL, SC, EW, SE
TRITON™ X-102 Anionic and nonionic surfactant 14.4 Excellent dispersant SC, EW, SE
TRITON™ X-114 Anionic and nonionic surfactant 12.3 Excellent wetting and emulsification EC, SL, SC, EW, OD, SE


(1)Application codes:

  • SE – suspoemulsion
  • ME – microemulsion
  • EC – emulsifiable concentrate
  • WP – wettable powder
  • WG – water dispersable granules
  • SC – suspension concentrate
  • OD – oil dispersion
  • EW – emulsion in water
  • SL – soluble liquid