Acrylic Dispersing Agents

Sodium tripolyphosphate is the most widely used dispersing agent during the 20th century. It is very effective, and has been one of the main adjuvants in the manufacture of detergents. In addition to being a dispersing agent, it is a water hardness sequestrant, an emulsifier and a stabiliser. However, the massive use of phosphates has…

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Low-foaming surfactants

Surfactants Surfactants are organic molecules that modify the surface forces, i.e., the attraction between molecules of a liquid on its surface. They are used in detergents as they help to dissolve or emulsify water-insoluble substances. Surfactants have emulsifying, wetting, detergent and foaming properties. The classification of surfactants is based on the charge they possess when…

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Natural emulsifiers

What is an emulsion? Emulsions are mixtures of polar and non-polar liquids, and cosmetics are full of formulations combining an aqueous phase with oily ingredients.   What is an emulsifier for? In order for these mixtures to remain stable, emulsifiers must be incorporated. Thanks to emulsifiers, aqueous and oily phases, which are immiscible, can be…

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