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DOWFAX™ 20B102 Nonionic Surfactant

A clear liquid at room temperature with a low pour point. It is an efficient surfactant by having good wetting ability, high degree of surfactancy and low foam characteristic. It is used as a rinse aid and in high performance cleaners for automatic dishwashing units and metal-cleaning operations where fast wetting is required.


  • High-performance foam control
  • De-foaming/anti-foaming agent


  • Excellent solvency
  • Low foam characteristics
  • Chemical stability

Biodegradable nonionic surfactant for household and industrial cleaning applications

Can a surfactant deliver both biodegradability and outstanding performance?

DOWFAX™ 20B102 is a nonionic, biodegradable surfactant linear alcohol alkoxylate surfactant that combines the stability and solvency needed for excellent performance in many household and institutional cleaning formulations, including dishwasher detergents. The surfactant reduces excessive foaming and minimizes spotting on glassware for a sparkling finish.

And that’s just the beginning of the list. DOWFAX™ 20B102 is used in household and window cleaners, laundry detergents, metalworking fluids, water treatment, food processing de-foamers and textile processing. Usage can occur within the home and on a broader scale in restaurants, hospitals, schools and hotels.

Deliver the benefits your customers seek

  • Considered readily biodegradable, with more than 60% biodegradation after 28 days (per OECD 301F study guidelines)
  • High-performance foam control
  • Applies and rinses well with high pressure sprays
  • Offers a deep clean with low toxicity to deliver product satisfaction


These values are typical properties and are not intended for use in preparing specifications.

  • % Actives 90-100
  • Biodegradable Materials true

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