It provides both foam control and detergency. It is anonionic surfactant, efficient foam control agent because of its low foam characteristics and inverse water solubility. It is used in foam control processes such as fermentation, food processing, food washing, water treatment, and metal working products. Other applications include rinse aids, autodish detergents, industrial and institutional cleaning, and paints and coatings. This provides high thermal and chemical stability with good detergency. It can be used in oilfield drilling and production formulations.