Surfactants


Surface active agents, or short surfactants, are usually organic compounds that are amphiphilic, meaning they contain both hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups and are therefore soluble in both organic solvents and water. They reduce the surface tension of a liquid by adsorbing at the liquid-gas interface, allowing easier spreading, and lower the interfacial tension between two liquids, e.g. between oil and water, by adsorbing at the liquid-liquid interface. Surfactants are used as emulsifiers, wetting agents, dispersants and stabilizers for different chemical and industrial applications. With a wide range of products, we offer optimal solutions for all kind of regional needs, for example, different degrees of water hardness and different washing temperatures. For laundry, dishwashing and household cleaning, as well as industrial and institutional cleaning, we produce a number of surfactants and special additives that are highly efficient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective.


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As the innovation leader, I.C.C enables choices to offer its customers the best possible solutions to successfully meet today’s as well as tomorrow’s market needs and changing regulatory conditions. With its strong R&D base, the deep market and application expertise, I.C.C is the partner of choice for the formulation of detergents and cleaners that are efficient, convenient and safe to use and that contribute to sustainable development. The portfolio includes Ethoxylate Products, EO-PO Copolymers, Propoxylate Products, Polyols, Foam Control Agents and is constantly developed further.

Ethoxylates

I.C.C produce a broad range of ethoxylates as surfactants, which are compounds that reduce the surface tension of liquids. More info

E.O-P.O Copolymers

I.C.C block copolymers are nonionic surfactants produced by the polyoxyalkylene reaction of ethylene oxide (EO) and propylene oxide (PO) monomers. More info

Propoxylates

Polypropylene glycols are polymers of propylene oxide. They are clear, viscous liquids with low pour points. Viscosity increases and water solubility decreases with increasing molecular weight. More info

Foam Control Agents

I.C.C produce a range of Polyglycol based antifoam. More info

Polyols

Oligo-Polyols for Elastic Polyurethanes. Polyether Polyols for Rigid Polyurethane Foams.

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Nonionic Surfactants

Nonionic surfactants are surface active agents which do not dissociate into ions in aqueous solutions, unlike anionic surfactants which have a negative charge and cationic surfactants which have a positive charge in aqueous solution. Nonionic surfactants are more widely used as detergents than ionic surfactants because anionic surfactants are insoluble in many hard water and cationic surfactants are considered to be poor cleaners. In addition to detergency, nonionic surfactants show excellent solvency, low foam properties and chemical stability. It is thought that nonionic surfactants are mild on the skin even at high loadings and long-term exposure. The hydrophilic group of nonionic surfactants is a polymerized alkene oxide (water soluble polyether with 10 to 100 units length typically). They are prepared by polymerization of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide in the same molecule. Depending on the ratio and order of oxide addition, together with the number of carbon atoms which vary the chemical and physical properties, nonionic surfactant is used as a wetting agent, a detergent, or an emulsifier.

We at I.C.C use our expertise in high-performance chemicals and offer solutions that make home care and industrial & institutional cleaning more efficient, convenient and less resource intensive.