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Surfactants (Surface Active Agent)

Surfactants (Surface Active Agents) can be added to liquid for reducing the surface tension and increasing wetting as well as spreading properties. These have a vital role in the dyeing of textiles and let the dye penetrate the fabric in an even manner. The main purpose of these is to lessen the surface as well as interfacial tension. Also, these are made to stabilize the interface. Surfactants (Surface Active Agents) provided by Olivia Oleo Pte Ltd., also have crucial role in cleaning, foaming & anti-foaming agents, wetting, emulsifying, and dispersing elements. These can be added in motor oils, emulsions, fabric softeners, soaps, glues, paints, inks, anti-fogs, etc.

Surfactants Features:

1. Surface tension reduction: Surfactants can lower the surface tension of liquids, allowing them to spread more easily. This property is essential in applications like detergents, where they help to lift dirt and oil from surfaces.

2. Emulsification: Surfactants enable the formation of stable emulsions, which are mixtures of immiscible liquids (e.g., oil and water). They stabilize the emulsion by surrounding and isolating small droplets of one liquid within the other.

3. Wetting: Surfactants promote wetting of surfaces by reducing the contact angle between the liquid and the solid surface. This leads to better spreading and adhesion of the liquid, which is crucial in cleaning and coating processes.

4. Foaming and defoaming: Surfactants can create and stabilize foam by reducing the surface tension at the gas-liquid interface. On the other hand, some surfactants are designed to break down foam, which is essential in processes where foam interference is undesirable.

5. Solubilization: Surfactants can enhance the solubility of hydrophobic substances in water by incorporating them into micelles, which are tiny aggregates formed by surfactant molecules.

6. Detergency: The ability of surfactants to remove dirt and oil from surfaces makes them key ingredients in household and industrial cleaning products.

7. Micelle formation: In aqueous solutions, surfactant molecules can spontaneously organize themselves into micelles, with the hydrophilic heads facing outward and the hydrophobic tails clustered inward. This structure aids in solubilization and emulsification processes.

8. HLB (Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance): Surfactants are classified based on their HLB values, which indicate the balance between their hydrophilic and lipophilic properties. This parameter influences the suitability of a surfactant for a particular application.

9. CMC (Critical Micelle Concentration): This is the concentration at which surfactant molecules start to self-assemble into micelles in solution. Below the CMC, the surfactant behaves as individual molecules, while above the CMC, micelles begin to form.

10. Non-ionic, anionic, cationic, and amphoteric surfactants: Surfactants are classified based on the charge on their hydrophilic heads. Non-ionic surfactants have no charge, anionic surfactants have a negative charge, cationic surfactants have a positive charge, and amphoteric surfactants can carry either a positive or negative charge depending on the solution's pH.

Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES 70%)

  • Physical Form:Liquid
  • Usage:Shampoo, Liquid Soaps, Bodywash, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Pet Care, Industrial Cleaning
  • Application: Industrial
  • Grade:Industrial Grade
  • Shelf Life:1-3 Years
  • HS Code:3402110000
  • Product Type:Sles 70%
Price: 1200 USD ($)/Metric Ton

CAPB (Cocamidopropyl Betaine)

  • Shelf Life:1-2 Years
  • HS Code:340219000
  • Usage:Shampoo, Liquid Soaps, Bodywash, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Pet Care, Industrial Cleaning
  • Application: Industrial
  • Supply Ability:3000 Per Month
Price: 800.00 USD ($)/Metric Ton

CDEA (Cocodiethanolamide)

  • Shelf Life:1-2 Years
  • HS Code:340213000
  • Usage:Shampoo, Liquid Soaps, Bodywash, Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Pet Care, Industrial Cleaning
  • Supply Ability:1000 Per Month
Price: 1000 USD ($)/Metric Ton

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