Igepal® Alkylphenol Ethoxylates
Enhance the performance of your polymer systems as well as your final formulations
High efficient ethoxylated nonionics
The Solvay Igepal® range of alkylphenol ethoxylates are designed to improve stability performance of a wide range of polymer systems at the usage level of 0.5-3.0% (based on total monomers). The low ethoxylated Igepal products are also suitable for being used as the wetting agents. The Igepal products are only suitable for solventborne system if their HLB value below 10.0.
Provide a better stability for your waterborne coatings formulations
The binders emulsified with these Igepal nonionics can be formulated into a broad range of applications, paints and coatings, adhesives, paper, textile, etc. They can be added during the polymerization as well as the post additives for improvement of mechanical, freeze thaw and chemical stability. When added during the polymerization, the stability of pre-monomer emulsion can be improved as well.
Igepal® nonionics are very effective and efficient. In most applications, these nonionics deliver significant performance improvement at a low usage level, such as:
- Stability: mechanical, chemical, freeze thaw and pre-monomer emulsion
- Wetting: pigment, substrates, etc
- Color acceptance
- Less water sensitivity versus the anionics
- Less foaming tendency versus the anionics