Nonionic Surfactants Catalog

What is a Surfactant?

First, an interface is a boundary surface that exists between two substances with different properties, and interfaces exist between liquids and solids, liquids and liquids, and liquids and gases.

 Surfactants enhance performance by performing functions such as washing, emulsifying, dispersing, wetting, and penetrating at this interface.

Interface = a boundary surface that exists between two substances with different properties
Liquid and solid: cup and coffee, machine and lubricant 
Liquid and liquid: water and oil 
Liquid and gas: seawater and air, soap bubbles

Examples of roles of surfactants

Cleaning ・・・ Removing dirt 
Emulsification ・・・ Dispersion ・・ Making unmixable things easier to mix
Wetting / Penetration ・・・ Makes wetting and soaking easier

Basic structure of a surfactant

-Surfactants have different structures in their molecules with different properties: lipophilic groups (oil-fitting parts) and hydrophilic groups (water-fitting parts).

-Surfactants are broadly classified into four types according to the structure of the hydrophilic group: nonionic, anionic, cationic, and amphoteric (having both anionic and cationic groups).

     
Type of surfactant Feature Main application Composition example
Nonionic surfactant
-Hydrophilic and hydrophobic balance
can be easily adjusted
-Excellent emulsification and solubilization
-Low lather
-Susceptible to temperature but not to pH
-Clothing detergent
-Emulsifiers and solubilizers
-Dispersant
-Metalworking oil
-Polyoxyethylene alkyl ether
etc.
Anionic surfactant
-Excellent emulsification and dispersibility
-Good lather
-Temperature insensitive
-Clothing Detergent
-Shampoo
-Body soap
-Alkyl benzene sulfonate
-Alkyl ether sulfates
etc.
Cationic surfactant
-Adsorption to fibers
-Antistatic effect
-Bactericidal
-Hair rinse
-Fabric softener for clothes
-Disinfectant
-Didecyldimethylammonium methyl sulfate
Amphoteric surfactant
-Mild on skin
-Excellent solubility in water
-Synergistic with other actives
-Shampoo
-Body soap
-Kitchen detergent
-Alkyl di-aminoethyl hydrochloride glycine
-Lauryl aminopropionic acid sodium sodium
-Dimethylstearyl betaine
-Coconut oil fatty acid amidopropyl betaine

Introduction Video of Surfactant Functions

It consists of seven short movies for each function. 
0:00 Introduction of surfactants functions 
0:16 Part1 Washability
1:00 Part2 Permeability
2:10 Part3 Dispersion
2:55 Part4 Foaming porperties
3:25 Part5 Defoaming properties
3:39 Part6 Smoothness
4:20 Part7 Antibacterial properties

Sanyo Chemical's Nonionic Surfactant Map

Sanyo Chemical's main lineup of nonionic surfactants are classified by strain (structure and hydrophobic group raw materials) and HLB as shown in the table below.

     
HLB Pluronic type Synthetic alcohol type Natural alcohol type Fatty acid ester
NEWPOL SEDORAN NAROACTY SANNONIC EMULMIN
C12~C14
EMULMIN
C16~C18
IONET
2~3 PE-61,
PE-71
S-85
4~5 PE-62 S-80,
S-60V
6~7 CL-20 DL-200
8~9 PE-64,
PE-71
CL-40
ID-40
SS-30 DO-400,
S-20
10~11 PE-75 CL-50 SS-50 DO-600
12 FF-180,
FF-200
CL-70
ID-60
SS-70,
FN-80
NL-70 MO-400
13 FF-210 CL-85,
CL-95
CL-100,
ID-80
SS-90,
FN-100
FL-80,FL-100,
HL-80,HL-100
LS-80,NL-100
110 DO-1000
14 FF-220 CL-120 FN-140 LS-90, NL-90,
NL-100
140 MO-600
15 PE-108,
PE-128
CL-140,
CL-160
SS-120 NL-110 180 T-60V,
T-80V
16 PE-68
PE-78
CL-200 200,
240
17~18 CL-400 T-20C


Physical Properties of Sanyo Chemical's Representative Nonionic Surfactants

Synthetic alcohol-based nonionic surfactant (low foaming)

"SEDORAN FF" products are higher alcohol nonionic surfactants with low foaming and excellent cleaning power.

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Synthetic alcohol-based nonionic surfactant (low foaming)
*1: 20±5℃
*2: 0.5wt% aqueous diluent, Whilhelmy method, 20°C
*3: Shaking by hand method using test tubes, 0.05% aq.
*4: BDG is an abbreviation for diethylene glycol monobutyl ether.    
Appearance
*1
Cloud point Flow point
Surface tension
*2
mN/m
Bubble test *3
mL
concentration cloud point
Immediately after 5min after
SEDORAN
FF-180
liquid 2wt% 31 ≦0 31.0 0.5 0.0
SEDORAN
FF-200
liquid 2wt% 44 10 33.2 10.8 7.0
SEDORAN
FF-210
liquid 2wt% 53 10 33.0 13.5 10.8
SEDORAN
FF-220
paste 2wt% 73 20~30 33.3 10.8 7.0
SEDORAN
SF-506
liquid 10wt% 17 ≦-5 30.2 4.9 2.7
SANNONIC
TN-1265
liquid 10wt% in
25%BDG *4
34 ≦-20 30.8 5.3 2.6

Synthetic alcohol-based nonionic surfactant (primary alcohol)

NAROACTY CL

"NAROACTY CL" products have excellent surface tension lowering ability, detergency, and emulsifying power, and are widely used as a raw material for various detergents for kitchen, clothing, and residential use, and as detergents, emulsifiers, dispersants, and wetting agents in the textile, paper, pulp, synthetic resin, and metal industries.

SANNONIC FN

"SANNONIC FN" are synthetic higher alcohol-based nonionic surfactants with good low-temperature flowability. Compared to other nonionic surfactants with similar cloud point, it has a low flow point, which makes it easy to transfer and compound.
They can be widely used as a raw material for kitchen detergents, clothing detergents, and household detergents, as well as for detergents, emulsifiers, dispersants, and wetting agents in the textile industry, paper and pulp industry, plastics industry, metal industry, and other industrial fields.

Synthetic alcohol-based nonionic surfactant (primary alcohol)
*1: 20±5℃
*2: 0.5wt% aqueous diluent, Whilhelmy method, 20℃
*3: Shaking by hand method using test tubes, 0.05% aq. 
Appearance
*1
HLB Cloud point Flow point
(Fluidization point)
Surface tension
*2
mN/m
Bubble test *3
mL
concentration cloud point
Immediately after 5min after
NAROACTY
CL-40
liquid 8.9 2wt% ≦20 (11) 27.5 3.2 1.6
NAROACTY 
CL-50
liquid 10.0 2wt% ≦20 (11) 28.2 2.1 1.1
NAROACTY 
CL-70
liquid 11.7 2wt% ≦20 (-7) 29.8 13.2 10.0
NAROACTY 
CL-85
liquid 12.6 2wt% 41 (2) 30.6 33.2 27.4
NAROACTY 
CL-95
liquid 13.1 2wt% 54 (8) 31.5 29.0 16.8
NAROACTY 
CL-100
liquid 13.3 2wt% 64 (12) 32.1 25.1 22.2
NAROACTY 
CL-120
paste 14.1 2wt% 80 (22) 34.3 25.4 23.1
NAROACTY 
CL-140
solid 14.7 2wt% 93 (31) 36.4 27.8 19.5
NAROACTY 
CL-160
solid 15.2 2wt% 99 36 37.8 34.4 22.8
NAROACTY 
CL-200
solid 16.0 2wt% >100 42 41.0 25.4 22.5
NAROACTY 
CL-400
flake 17.8 2wt% >100 52 48.6 22.2 20.0
NAROACTY 
ID-40
liquid 8.1 2wt% ≦20 (≦-10) 27.5 1.1 0.0
NAROACTY 
ID-60
liquid 12.5 2wt% 43 (-7) 27.4 36.3 11.1
NAROACTY 
ID-70
liquid 13.2 2wt% 61 (5) 27.8 33.4 11.2
SANNONIC FN-80 liquid - 2wt% 35 (≦-20) 29.8 28.4 21.8
SANNONIC FN-100 liquid - 2wt% 56 (≦-10) 31.0 30.0 23.2
SANNONIC FN-140 liquid - 2wt% 79 (≦5) 36.3 41.1 24.2

Synthetic alcohol-based nonionic surfactant (secondary alcohol)

"SANNONIC SS" products are an ethylene oxide adduct of secondary alcohols and has excellent penetrating properties.

Synthetic alcohol-based nonionic surfactant (secondary alcohol)
*1: 20±5℃
*2: 0.5wt% aqueous diluent, Whilhelmy method, 20℃
*3: Shaking by hand  method using test tubes, 0.05% aq.    
Appearance
*1
HLB Cloud point Flow point
Surface tension
*2
mN/m
Bubble test *3
mL
concentration cloud point
Immediately after 5min after
SANNONIC SS-30 liquid 8.0 1wt% ≦20 -56 28.6 1.1 0.0
SANNONIC SS-50 liquid 10.5 1wt% ≦20 -27 28.2 15.8 12.6
SANNONIC SS-70 liquid 12.1 2wt% 33 0 28.6 39.5 25.5
SANNONIC SS-90 liquid 13.2 2wt% 56 8 29.8 51.6 30.3
SANNONIC SS-120 liquid 14.5 2wt% 83 17 31.8 57.4 40.5


Natural alcohol-based nonionic surfactants (C12-C14)

The "EMULMIN FL and HL" products have excellent detergency and dispersing power, and are widely used as raw materials for kitchen detergents, clothing detergents, and household detergents, as well as detergents, emulsifiers, dispersants, wetting agents, and other applications in the textile, paper/pulp, plastics, and metal industries. The following products are also available.

Click here for the introduction page of "EMULMIN FL and HL"

Natural alcohol-based nonionic surfactants (C12-C14)
*1: 20±5℃
*2: 0.5wt% aqueous diluent, Whilhelmy method, 20℃
*3: Shaking by hand method using test tubes, 0.05% aq.   
Appearance
*1
HLB Cloud point Flow point
(Fluidization point)
Surface tension
*2
mN/m
Bubble test *3
mL
concentration cloud point
Immediately after 5min after
EMULMIN
LS-80
solid~paste 13.1 2wt% 70 (20) 30.4 44.6 20.3
EMULMIN
LS-90
solid~paste 13.6 2wt% 82 (21) 32.1 44.6 35.1
EMULMIN
HL-100
liquid - 2wt% 61 -17 33.0 41.9 33.8
EMULMIN
FL-80
liquid - 2wt% 52 -18 30.8 44.6 26.8
EMULMIN
FL-100
liquid - 2wt% 61 -11 31.4 30.5 24.2
EMULMIN
NL-70
liquid 12.4 1wt% 58 (17) 29.2 47.8 26.5
EMULMIN
NL-80
liquid 13.1 1wt% 72 (19) 30.0 40.0 30.0
EMULMIN
NL-90
liquid 13.6 1wt% 84 (21) 31.7 40.5 31.1
EMULMIN
NL-100
solid 14.0 1wt% 91 (22) 33.5 41.1 30.3
EMULMIN
NL-110
solid 14.4 1wt% 97 (25) 34.9 42.6 35.8
EMULMIN
CS-100W
liquid - 2wt%
in 5%NaCl
78 15 37.0 37.4 29.0
EMULMIN
AF-101
liquid - 2wt% 65 5 33.9 36.3 23.9

Natural alcohol-based nonionic surfactants (C16-C18)

"EMULMIN No." products are polyoxyethylene alkyl ether type nonionic surfactant made by addition polymerization of ethylene oxide to natural higher alcohols (mainly oleyl alcohol and cetyl alcohol).

In addition to being used as a raw material for household detergents, it is also used as emulsifiers, dispersants, wetting agents, and detergents in the cosmetics industry, metal industry, synthetic resin industry, agrochemical industry, textile industry, and other industrial fields.

Natural alcohol-based nonionic surfactants (C16-C18)
*1: 20±5℃
*2: 0.5wt% aqueous diluent, Whilhelmy method, 20℃
*3: Shaking by hand method using test tubes, 0.05% aq.     
Appearance
*1
HLB Cloud point Flow point
(Fluidization point)
Surface tension
*2
mN/m
Bubble test *3
mL
concentration cloud point
Immediately after 5min after
EMULMIN 40 liquid 8.0 2wt% ≦20 (8) - - -
EMULMIN 50 liquid 9.0 2wt% ≦20 (15) 31.2 2.1 1.6
EMULMIN 110 paste 13.2 1wt% 78 25 33.7 26.3 19.7
EMULMIN 140 paste~solid 14.2 2wt% 91 30 36.1 29.5 20.8

Natural alkylamine nonionic surfactant

Compared to other nonionic surfactants, the polyoxyalkylene alkylamine nonionic surfactant "PUREMEEL EP-300S" exhibits excellent surface tension lowering ability against oil and grease even at low concentrations, and demonstrates high cleaning power against oil and grease stains.

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Natural alkylamine nonionic surfactant
*1: 20±5℃
*2: 0.5wt% aqueous diluent, Whilhelmy method, 20℃
*3: Shaking by hand method using test tubes, 0.05% aq.     
Appearance
*1
pH Cloud point Flow point
(Fluidization point)
Surface tension
*2
mN/m
Bubble test *3
mL
concentration cloud point
Immediately after 5min after
PUREMEEL EP-300S liquid 9.0 1wt% 81 ≦0 44.7 23.7 15.3
PUREMEEL CPE-100 liquid 10.0 1wt% 75 N.D. 37.8 47.6 23.2
PUREMEEL EP-360 liquid 10.0 2wt%
in 5%NaCl
75 (9) 44.7 36.3 24.0
PUREMEEL CCS-80 liquid 10.0 2wt%
in 5%NaCl
77 -15 - - -
PUREMEEL CF-60 liquid 10.5 2wt% 76 (≦0) - - -
PUREMEEL PPE-103 liquid 10.0 2wt%
in 5%NaCl
80 (≦5) 43.3 37.9 20.8

Fatty acid ester nonionic surfactant (PEG ester type)

"IONET D" products are fatty acid diesters of polyethylene glycol, and "IONET M" products are fatty acid monoesters of polyethylene glycol. They are used as emulsifiers, dispersants, and smoothing agents in a wide range of industrial fields, including the agrochemical industry, metal industry, cosmetic industry, paper and pulp industry, and fiber industry.

Fatty acid ester nonionic surfactant (PEG ester type)
*1: 20±5℃
*2: 0.5wt% aqueous diluent, Whilhelmy method, 20℃
*3: Shaking by hand method using test tubes, 0.05% aq.   
Appearance
*1
HLB Cloud point Flow point
Surface tension
*2
mN/m
Bubble test *3
mL
concentration cloud point
Immediately after 5min after
IONET MO-200 liquid 8.4 2wt% ≦20 ≦10
(melting point)
31.6 0.0 0.0
IONET MO-400 liquid 11.8 2wt% ≦20 13~18
(melting point)
35.0 3.7 3.2
IONET MO-600 liquid 13.7 2wt% 53 15
(melting point)
35.1 20.0 18.4
IONET DO-400 liquid 8.4 2wt% ≦20 5
(melting point)
35.9 0.0 0.0
IONET DO-600 liquid 10.4 2wt% ≦20 20~21
(melting point)
35.6 0.0 0.0
IONET DO-1000 liquid 12.9 2wt% 35 40
(melting point)
33.2 12.6 10.5

Fatty acid ester nonionic surfactant (sorbitan-based)

"IONET T" products are polyhydric alcohol fatty acid ester type nonionic surfactants that uses a condensed product of sorbitan as a polyhydric alcohol component and are used as an emulsifiers, solubilizers, dispersing agents, and rust inhibitors.

"IONET T" products are ethylene oxide (EO) adducts of fatty acid esters of sorbitan, and are nonionic surfactants generally referred to as twin-type surfactants.

Fatty acid ester nonionic surfactant (sorbitan-based)
*1: 20±5℃
*2: 0.5wt% aqueous diluent, Whilhelmy method, 20℃
*3: Shaking by hand method using test tubes, 0.05% aq.     
HLB Flow point
(Fluidization point)
Surface tension
*2
mN/m
Bubble test *3
mL
Immediately after 5min after
IONET T-60V 14.9 24 36.9 14.2 13.2
IONET T-80V 15.0 -25 ~ -23 39.3 20.5 17.9
IONET T-20C 16.7 (≦0) 38.4 26.3 22.6

Pluronic type nonionic surfactant

"NEWPOL PE" products are block copolymers of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide, pluronic type nonionic surfactants with a polyoxypropylene chain as a hydrophobic group in the center of the molecular chain and polyoxyethylene chains as hydrophilic groups on both ends of the molecular chain.

 Depending on the molecular weight of the polyoxypropylene and polyoxyethylene chains, the products are characterized by their appearance (liquid, solid, etc.), foaming and defoaming properties, cleaning power, emulsifying and dispersing power, and water dissolving speed.

Click here for the detailed page of "NEWPOL PE"

Pluronic nonionic surfactant
*1: 20±5℃
*2: 0.5wt% aqueous diluent, Whilhelmy method, 20℃
*3: Shaking by hand method using test tubes, 0.05% aq.
*4: Measured by the sealed tube method     
Appearance
*1
Cloud point Flow point
(Fluidization point)
Surface tension
*2
mN/m
Bubble test *3
mL
concentration cloud point
Immediately after 5min after
NEWPOL
PE-61
liquid 1wt% 24 (-30) 37.6 9.0 3.7
NEWPOL
PE-62
liquid 1wt% 30 (≦0) 39.0 18.4 4.2
NEWPOL
PE-64
paste 1wt% 59 30 39.4 30.0 12.1
NEWPOL
PE-68
flake 1wt% 113 *4 53 46.2 26.3 20.0
NEWPOL
PE-71
liquid 1wt% 21 (-30) 35.7 2.6 0.0
NEWPOL
PE-74
paste 1wt% 56 20~25 40.0 17.9 5.3
NEWPOL
PE-75
paste 1wt% 69 20~25 39.2 23.7 10.0
NEWPOL
PE-78
flake 1wt% 110 *4 54(melting point) 44.9 25.8 20.8
NEWPOL
PE-108
flake 1wt% 105 *4 57(melting point) 43.9 25.0 17.6
NEWPOL
PE-128
flake 1wt% 100 *4 62(melting point) 41.2 21.8 18.2

Related products and topics

Related products

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Polyoxyalkylene alkylamine-based surfactant "PUREMEEL EP-300S"

  • 帯電防止剤

Polyoxyalkylene lauryl ether-type nonionic surfactant"EMULMIN FL, HL"

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Low-foaming nonionic surfactant for machine and metal cleaning "SEDORAN FF"

     
Links to Sanyo Chemical’s corporate website
Synthetic alcohol-based nonionic surfactant (low foaming)

SEDORAN FF-180SEDORAN FF-200,  SEDORAN FF-210,  SEDORAN FF-220,  SEDORAN SF-506,  SEDORAN SNP-112

Synthetic alcohol-based nonionic surfactant (primary alcohol)

NAROACTY CL-20NAROACTY CL-40,  NAROACTY CL-50,  NAROACTY CL-70,  NAROACTY CL-85,  NAROACTY CL-95,
NAROACTY CL-100,  NAROACTY CL-120,  NAROACTY CL-140,  NAROACTY CL-160 NAROACTY CL-200,  NAROACTY CL-400
NAROACTY ID-40,  NAROACTY ID-60,  NAROACTY ID-70

SANNONIC FN-80,  SANNONIC FN-100,  SANNONIC FN-140

Synthetic alcohol-based nonionic surfactant (secondary alcohol)

SANNONIC SS-30,   SANNONIC SS-50,  SANNONIC SS-70,  SANNONIC SS-90,  SANNONIC SS-120

Natural alcohol-based nonionic surfactants (C12-C14)

EMULMIN LS-80EMULMIN LS-90
EMULMIN HL-100, EMULMIN FL-80 , EMULMIN FL-100
EMULMIN NL-70
EMULMIN NL-80EMULMIN NL-90EMULMIN NL-100EMULMIN NL-110
EMULMIN CS-100WEMULMIN AF-101 

Natural alcohol-based nonionic surfactants (C16-C18)

EMULMIN 40,   EMULMIN 70  EMULMIN 180,  EMULMIN 240

Natural alkylamine nonionic surfactant

PUREMEEL EP-300SPUREMEEL EP-360,   PUREMEEL CCS-80PUREMEEL CF-60PUREMEEL PPE-103 

Fatty acid ester nonionic surfactant (PEG ester type)

IONET MO-200,  IONET MO-400,  IONET MO-600,  IONET DO-400,  IONET DO-600,  IONET DO-1000
IONET MS-400IONET MS-1000
IONET DL-200
, IONET DS-400

Fatty acid ester nonionic surfactant (sorbitan-based)

IONET S-20, IONET S-60V, IONET S-80, IONET S-80S, IONET S-85   
IONET T-20C, IONET T-60V IONET T-80V

Pluronic type nonionic surfactant

NEWPOL PE-34NEWPOL PE-61NEWPOL PE-62,  NEWPOL PE-64,  NEWPOL PE-68,  NEWPOL PE-71,  NEWPOL PE-74,  
NEWPOL PE-75,  NEWPOL PE-78,  NEWPOL PE-108,  NEWPOL PE-108P,  NEWPOL PE-128


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