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TERGITOL™ 15-S-20 Surfactant

A secondary alcohol ethoxylate, nonionic surfactant with superior overall cleaning performance, readily biodegradable, rapid wetting & spreading on hard surfaces, and lower aqueous surface tension than other ethoxylated surfactants. It has a fast foam collapse rates for easy rinsing, dissolves easily in aqueous solutions, narrow gel range, non-APE based, and used in multiple applications such as high performance cleaners & detergents and solid cleaners.

Uses:

  • Emulsion polymerization
  • Paints and coatings
  • Oilfield chemicals
  • Paper and textile processing
  • Cleaning products.

Benefits:

  • Unbeatable combination of emulsification, wetting and detergency
  • Excellent formulation and handling properties
  • Narrow aqueous gel ranges
  • Rapid dissolution even in cold water
  • Fast foam collapse rates
  • Compatibility with a wide range of solvents.

Properties

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Typical Properties

  • % Actives Yes No 100
  • APE Based Yes No No
  • Biobased Raw Material Yes No No
  • Chemistry Yes No Secondary Alcohol Ethoxylates
  • CleanGredients? Yes No No
  • Cloud Point (1 wt% actives aqueous solution) Yes No 100 °C
  • CMC (25°C) Yes No 315 PPM
  • Foam Height - Initial (0.1 wt% actives) Yes No 112 mm
  • Foam Height-5 minutes (0.1 wt% actives) Yes No 42 mm
  • Form Yes No Liquid, Solid
  • HLB Yes No 16.3
  • Moles EO Yes No 20
  • Performance Benefits Yes No Detergent / Cleaner, Emulsifier, Freeze / Thaw Stability
  • Pour Point Yes No 35 °C
  • Readily Biodegradable Materials Yes No Yes
  • Surface Tension (1% actives, 25 °C) Yes No 38 dynes/cm

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