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Tomadol® 902 from Air Products

Specialty Chemical News & Product Updates Product Update: Readily Biodegradable, low VOC, NPE alternative Tomadol® 902 surfactant from Air Products is designed to be multifunctional and provide better cleaning and degreasing than NPE surfactants or other...

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DeFOREST 2013 Green Initiative

DeFOREST Enterprises Inc. is a corporate sponsor of CleanGredients®. In keeping with their continuing development of surfactants and specialties for a wide range of industries and applications, they have developed a line of innovative green specialties for formulators...

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Propylene Carbonate in Cleaning & Degreasing Applications

Specialty Chemical News & Product Updates Propylene carbonate (PC) is a clear, organic polar solvent made from the reaction of propylene with carbon dioxide. This post focuses on the use of PC in cleaning and degreasing formulations. However, there are several other...

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Case Study: NMP Replacement Solution

Specialty Chemical News & Product Updates Updated: 9/20/2016 Summary: N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) is a highly effective solvent for paint stripping and resin removal applications. It is also widely used as a co-solvent in industrial cleaning formulations and reaction...

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Amphoteric Alternatives for Cocamide DEA (Updated)

Specialty Chemical News & Product Updates Cocamide DEA is used by product formulators as a surfactant in several hard surface cleaning applications, including liquid dish detergents, all-purpose cleaners, degreasers, and manual and automatic vehicle care detergents....

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Industrial Solvent Alternatives

Specialty Chemical News & Product Updates There is a growing interest in finding alternative solvents for industrial applications. The initial interest in testing solvent replacements may be based on a variety of factors, including VOC concerns,  safety and compliance...

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Sta-Sol® OE Series

Specialty Chemical News & Product Updates Sta-Sol® Envirosolvents are designed to reduce regulatory and safety burdens, while maintaining performance benefits in demanding cleaning and processing applications. These products include blends of dimethyl ester chemistry...

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A Quick Look at “Cloud Point”

Specialty Chemical News & Product Updates Cloud point is an important property to consider when evaluating surfactants for your formulation. Cloud point is defined as the temperature above which a surfactant rich phase separates from an aqueous solution. This...

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Nonionic Surfactants (101 Series)

Specialty Chemical News & Product Updates This is the second post in our Surfactant 101 series. In this post, we'll be discussing the basics of nonionic surfactants and there use in a wide range of applications. No Electrical Charge The nonionic category of...

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Surfactant 101 Series

Specialty Chemical News & Product Updates This post is the first in our Surfactant 101 series. We've discussed surfactants in other posts, but in this series, we’ll be focusing on surfactant basics. We'll also be explaining the differences among the four major...

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