Surfactants and Emulsifiers

ABITEC Corporation’s surfactants and emulsifiers are widely used in personal care, cleaning and metalworking, and you can even call on their expertise to develop and improve your own products.

Surfactants are used to modify the surface tension between liquids in a variety of applications, from personal care and cosmetic formulations to metalworking fluids and cleaners for household and industrial use. ABITEC Corporation produces a diverse range of nonionic and cationic surfactants for the specialty chemical and industrial markets. Many of their surfactants are based on natural, renewable raw materials.  In addition, ABITEC offers a range of emulsifiers that are used to help produce stable emulsions, modify viscosity, and even act as carriers in solution.  

Their product line includes the following:

  • ACCONON®: Nonionic surfactants, many of which are based on vegetable oils such as coconut or castor oil. They can produce both esters and alkoxylates (ethylene oxide and propylene oxide).
  • CAPMUL®: Mono- and diglyceride emulsifiers that are used primarily as emulsifiers or secondary surfactants; many of these products can add additional performance benefits such as emolliency and may have anti-microbial properties. They are used to produce stable emulsions to modify viscosity, and act as carriers and vehicles in selected applications.
  • CAPROL®: Polyglycerol esters that are very useful as emulsifiers, foaming agents, solubilisers, clouding agents, crystallisation inhibitors, glossers and suspending agents. Their wide HLB range make them suitable for both w/o and o/w systems. PGE molecular weights vary from low to high and their form at room temperature ranges from a viscous liquid to a brittle solid. CAPROL PGEs may be the right choice if you are looking for EO-free surfactants.

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ABITEC is a global manufacturer of specialty lipid ingredients for the pharmaceutical, nutritional, personal care, and industrial specialty markets.  ABITEC delivers a wide range of solutions in solubilisation, emulsification, and lubrication.

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