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Castor Oil Specialties (Up one level)
Surfactol® products are non-ionic surfactants based on the addition of ethylene oxide to the hydroxyl groups in castor oil, drastically affecting the oil’s tolerance for water, as evidenced by the dispersability or complete solubility of the product. These non-ionic surfactants are excellent emulsifiers for a wide variety of materials including oils, fats, waxes, oleoresinous binders, insecticides, polyesters and acrylics. They are solubilizers for modifying agents such as dyes, colorants, perfumes, essential oils and extracts. They act as defoamers and anti-static agents and produce emulsions in acid media. These products represent a means of utilizing the properties of castor oil (lubricity, penetration, pigment wetting, dye enhancement) in water-based systems.
Surfactol® 365 is a PEG-40 water-soluble castor oil.