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Low foaming surfactants

50 0 30 40 50 Temperature [°C] 60 70 Clariant manufactures a wide range of low foaming surfactants designed to provide the appropriate functionality for all of our customers´ application needs. . We help you to get your foam under control. Foam behavior of selected alkyl alkoxylates Dynamic foam method (high pressure). Foaming and wetting are temperature dependent processes.Low foaming surfactants The history of low foaming nonionic surfactants began with the discovery that surface active substances can be obtained by addition of ethylene oxide (EO) to polymers of propylene oxide (PO). To combine good wetting with low foaming. 2 g/L in tap water 350 300 Foam volume [ml] 250 200 150 EP 2552 EP 2424 EP 2445 EP 2544 EP 2454 BE 2410 EP 0244 EP 2564 EP 2464 BE 2810 EP 2584 100 Low foaming surfactants show significant defoaming characteristics if used above their cloud points. 25 10 0 0 5 10 15 Time [d] 20 25 28 30 The fields of application vary according to the cloud points of the products. These low foaming nonionics have excellent surface activity and most of them are ultimately biodegradable and not dangerous to the environment. In many technical cleaning processes and in some special household applications. These block polymers based on propylene glycols were supplemented by ethylene diamine based EO/PO adducts. like rinse aids in machine dishwashing. Biodegradation of selected alkyl alkoxylates according to OECD 301 B (modified Sturm test) 100 control EP 0244 EP 2564 EP 2552 EP 2464 BE 2810 EP 2584 EP 2424 EP 2544 Biodegradation [%] 75 60 50 All Genapol EP and Genapol BE types manufactured in Europe have an ultimate biodegradability of over 60% within 28 days. We extended our product range with alcohol ethoxylates modified by adding a well-defined amount of PO or endcapping by a short alkyl chain. we propose to select surfactants or combinations of them with cloud points near to the expected operating temperatures. foaming has to be suppressed.

0 .33.0 66.25.0 .0 Ethylene diamine EO/PO adducts Trade name Chemical name Cloud point BDG [°C] * Cloud point H20 [°C] ** Genapol ED 3030 Genapol ED 3060 Ethylene diamine EO-PO block polymer Ethylene diamine EO-PO block polymer 52.0 .32.0 .38.0 35.0 *** Cloud point according to EN 1890 * 5g in 25g 25% BDG solution ** 1% a.0 40.41.0 .0 .30.0 19. in demineralised water *** 1% a.0 .5 32.31.0 27.0 39.0 39.0 not applicable 23.5 not applicable 57.33.30.27.0 .39.0 .0 ** 58.0 .0 28.21.0 ** 69.0 .58.70.0 31.0 16.0 9.0 .0 not applicable 28.0 ** 34.42.11.0 .45. in 10% aqueous NaCl solution .0 .58.42.0 .0 .0 -15.0 .butyl endcapped Trade name Chemical name Cloud point BDG [°C] * Cloud point H20 [°C] ** Genapol BE 2410 Genapol BE 2805 Genapol BE 2810 C12/C14 fatty alcohol ethoxylate butyl ether with 10 EO C12/C18 fatty alcohol ethoxylate butyl ether with 5 EO C12/C18 fatty alcohol ethoxylate butyl ether with 10 EO 36.0 62.0 not applicable 19.m.0 .0 43.42.31.37.21.0 .26.0 87.0 .5 .0 29.0 24.0 20.0 .62.45.0 26.0 not applicable Alcohol EO adducts .5 .0 27.55.0 .30.0 47.0 EO/PO block polymers Trade name Chemical name Cloud point BDG [°C] Cloud point H20 [°C] Genapol PF 10 Genapol PF 20 Genapol PF 40 Genapol PF 80 powder EO-PO-EO block polymer (10 % EO) EO-PO-EO block polymer (20 % EO) EO-PO-EO block polymer (40 % EO) EO-PO-EO block polymer (80 % EO) 33.0 30.27.34.0 24.0 .0 .0 .0 .0 .72.0 .0 43.0 .Product Range Alcohol EO/PO adducts Trade name Chemical name Cloud point BDG [°C] * Cloud point H20 [°C] ** Genapol EP 6068 Genapol EP 8077 Genapol EP 1022 Genapol EP 1024 Genapol EP 0244 Genapol EP 2424 Genapol EP 2445 Genapol EP 2454 Genapol EP 2464 Genapol EP 2544 Genapol EP 2564 Genapol EP 2584 Genapol EP 2552 C6/C10 fatty alcohol EO-PO adduct C8/C10 fatty alcohol EO-PO adduct Iso-C10 alcohol PO-EO adduct Iso-C10 alcohol PO-EO adducts C10/C12 fatty alcohol EO-PO adduct C12/C14 fatty alcohol EO-PO adduct C12/C14 fatty alcohol EO-PO adduct C12/C14 fatty alcohol EO-PO adduct C12/C14 fatty alcohol EO-PO adduct C12/C15 oxo alcohol EO-PO adduct C12/C15 oxo alcohol EO-PO adduct C12/C15 oxo alcohol EO-PO adduct C12/C15 oxo alcohol PO-EO adduct 31.m.36.64.24.0 55.91.0 .28.19.0 .0 22.0 .0 39.0 .0 .0 .0 12.49.0 .

Fax + 49 61 96 757 89 70 Research & Development. dishwashing and household cleaning. Exactly your chemistry.com Marketing.clariant. we produce a number of surfactants and special additives that are highly efficient. . BU Detergents D-65840 Sulzbach/Ts. The quality of our products is guaranteed under our General Conditions of Sale. We take care of your requirements. Germany. Fax +49 69 31 84 35 STAR|UNIT. For laundry. E-mail: detergents@clariant. It should not therefore be construed as guaranteeing specific properties of the products described or their suitability for a particular application. Internet: http://detergents. Clariant GmbH.com. environmentally friendly and cost-effective. different degrees of water hardnesss and different washing temperatures.With competent contact partners and a wide range of products. Any existing industrial property rights must be observed.. Phone + 49 61 96 757 78 24. Phone + 49 69 305 22 98. Frankfurt am Main This information is based on our present state of knowledge and is intended to provide general notes on our products and their uses. we offer optimal solutions for all kind of regional needs – for example. Functional Chemicals Division . EBR 5233 E 12/2003 Please find more information about our global activities on our website. as well as industrial and institutional cleaning.