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Ethoxylates or ethoxylated surfactant

Define Ethoxylates or ethoxylated surfactant and its applications?

Ethoxylation is a chemical process where ethylene oxide reacts with amine, alcohol or phenol, acid, oil to produce ethoxylate or ethoxylates or ethoxylated surfactant. the addition of epoxides to substrates to produce wide range of our ethoxylated surfactant

Ethoxylation is a chemical process where ethylene oxide reacts with amine, alcohol or phenol, acid, oil to produce ethoxylate or ethoxylates or ethoxylated surfactant. It is the most widely practiced alkoxylation at Venus Goa, which involves the addition of epoxides to these substrates to produce wide range of our ethoxylated products.


Venus Goa manufactures more than 3500 ethoxylated products and export them to various markets across the Globe. We manufacture a wide range of ethoxylates of C12 to C18 Fatty Acids, ethoxylates of C8 to C22 Fatty Alcohols, ethoxylates of alkyl phenol, castor oil ethoxylates and ethoxylates of C12 to C22 Fatty Amines. we also have the capablities to ethoxylate substrates like polyhydric alcohols to their corresponding ethoxylates.

Ethoxylate is a compound that is produced by the addition of epoxides/ethylene Oxide (EO) in desired molar ratio to substrates like alcohol, acid, amine or vegetable oils in block wise or random manner where Ethylene Oxide (EO) ranges from 1 to any number. The addition of ethylene Oxide to alcohol, acid, amine and vegetable oil can give corresponding alcohol ethoxylate, acid ethoxylate, amine ethoxylate and oil ethoxylate. Such Ethoxylate have a hydrophobic and hydrophilic part making them amphiphilic in nature. This helps them to solubilize oil in water or water in oil depending on the type of ethoxylate used in the process. Thereby ethoxylates are compounds that lower the surface tension between two liquids, between a gas and a liquid, or between a liquid and a solid. This functionality of ethoxylates gives them the term of surface-active agents.

The ethoxylation process is widely used to make fatty alcohols, fatty acids, fatty amines and natural vegetable oils more soluble in water and produce surfactants which are non-ionic, anionic, cationic or amphoteric surfactants having application in different industrial application and market segment. In aqueous solutions ethoxylated surfactants form a micelle consisting of two parts, a core and a shell. The micellar structural arrangement consist of hydrophobic end groups inside the core and hydrophilic head groups are directed towards the outer shell. For example in case of fatty substrate ethoxylate, the arrangement of the hydrophilic head (ethoxylate) is at the interface of water and the hydrophobic groups (fatty substrate) align toward the oil interface. While the same ethoxylated surfactant in non-aqueous solution can arrange in the exact opposite way.

Therefore, a surfactant made from fatty substrate ethoxylate contains both a water-insoluble (or oil-soluble) component and a water-soluble component. Fatty Ethoxylates will diffuse in water and adsorb at interfaces between air and water or at the interface between oil and water, in the case where water is blended with oil. This property allows ethoxylates to act as detergents, wetting agents, emulsifiers, foaming agents, and dispersants.

Applications

Ethoxylates play an important role in personal care products such as cosmetics, shampoos, shower gel, hair conditioners, and toothpastes. The property of providing cleaning, wetting, and dispersing, emulsifying, foaming and anti-foaming effects are used in many practical applications and products. ethoxylates with different HLB are used in detergents, fabric softeners, soaps, paints, adhesives, inks, emulsions, anti-fogs, ski waxes, snowboard wax, deinking of recycled papers, in flotation, washing and enzymatic processes. Agrochemical formulations such as some herbicides, insecticides, biocides (sanitizers), and spermicides also contain ethoxylates.

Ethoxylates especially Polyethylene glycols or PEGs are used in drug delivery systems because they are neutral, nontoxic, and water soluble and can form micelles which are biocompatible and biodegradable.

Explore Our Ethoxylated Products

  • Natural Oil Ethoxylates
      Castor Oil 5-200 EO Moles
      Hydrogenated Castor Oil 10-100 EO Moles
      Neem Oil 10-30 EO Moles
      Soya Oil 3-10 EO Moles
      Linseed Oil 3-10 EO Moles
      Lanolin Oil 75 EO Moles
  • Fatty Acid Ethoxylates
      Oleic Acid 2.5-15 EO Moles
      Stearic Acid 8-70 EO Moles
      Coconut fatty Acid 10-12 EO Moles
      Rice Barn Fatty Acid 5 EO Moles
  • Fatty Amine Ethoxylates
      Stearyl Amine 10-30 EO Moles
      Tallow Amine and Tallow Diamine 3-20 EO Moles
      Coco Amine 10-30 EO Moles
      Oleyl Amine 15-30 EO Moles
      Amoino Propyl Behnyl Amine 10-90 EO Moles
      Ethylene Diamine 4 EO Moles
      TEA Ethoxylates 100 EO Moles
  • Alkyl Phenol Ethoxylates
      Nonyl Phenol 4.5-100 EO Moles
      Octyl Phenol 1-70 EO Moles
      Dodecyl Phenol 5-20 EO Moles
      Styrenated Phenol 18-25 EO Moles
      Phenoxyethanol 99.5%
      Phenol 4-20 EO Moles
  • Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylates
      Oleyl Cetyl Alcohol: C16-18 (unsaturated) 2-60 EO Moles
      Oleyl Alcohol: C18 (unsaturated) 5-60 EO Moles
      Tri Decyl Alcohol: C13 (branched) 3-100 EO Moles
      Decyl Alcohol: C10 (linear) 4-10 EO Moles
      Ceto Stearyl Alcohol: C16-18 2.5-80 EO Moles
      auryl Alcohol: C12-14 2.5-25 EO Moles
      Behnyl Alcohol: C18-22 5-40 EO Moles
      Stearyl Alcohol: C8 2-15 EO Moles
      2-Ethyl Hexanol: C8 (branched) 2.5-4.5 EO Moles
      2-Propyl Heptanol: C10 (branched) X EO Moles
      Octyl Decyl (C8/C10) Alcohol 2-10 EO Moles
      C12-15 alcohol 2.5-20 EO Moles
      C8-10 alcohol 2.5-20 EO Moles
      C12-13 alcohol 2.5-20 EO Moles
      C11 alcohol 2.5-20 EO Moles
      Trimethalol Propane 4.5 EO Moles
      C9-11 alcohol 2.5-20 EO Moles
  • Polysorbates
      Polysorbate 20 (Sorbitan Mono Laurate 20 EO)
      Polysorbate 40 (Sorbitan Mono Palmitate 20 EO)
      Polysorbate 60 (Sorbitan Mono Stearate 20 EO)
      Polysorbate 65 (Mono Tri Stearate 20 EO)
      Polysorbate 80 (Sorbitan Mono Oleate 20 EO)
      Polysorbate 81 (Sorbitan Mono Oleate 5 EO)
      Polysorbate 85 (Sorbitan Tri Oleate 20 EO)
  • EO-PO Copolymers
      EO-PO (30) Polymer 2-60 EO Moles
      EO-PO (30) Polymer 5-60 EO Moles
      EO-PO (30) Polymer 3-100 EO Moles
      EO-PO (39) Polymer 4-10 EO Moles
      EO-PO (39) Polymer 2.5-80 EO Moles
      EO-PO (56) Polymer 2.5-25 EO Moles
      EO-PO (30) Polymer 5-40 EO Moles
      EO-PO Polymer 2-15 EO Moles
      EO-PO Polymer 2.5-4.5 EO Moles
      EO-PO Polymer X EO Moles
      EO-PO Polymer 2-10 EO Moles
      EO-PO Polymer 2.5-20 EO Moles
      EO-PO Polymer 2.5-20 EO Moles
      EO-PO Polymer 2.5-20 EO Moles
      EO-PO Polymer 2.5-20 EO Moles
      EO-PO Polymer 4.5 EO Moles
      EO-PO Polymer 2.5-20 EO Moles
      EO-PO Polymer 2.5-20 EO Moles
      EO-PO Polymer (reverse) 2-60 EO Moles
      EO-PO Polymer (reverse) 5-60 EO Moles
      EO-PO Polymer (reverse) 3-100 EO Moles
      EO-PO Polymer (reverse) 4-10 EO Moles
  • MPEGs
      Methoxy PEG 400-5000 Mol. Wt.
  • APEGs
      Allyl PEG Upto 5000 Mol. Wt.
  • PEGs
      Polyethylene Glycols (PEGs) 200, 400, 600, 800, 1500, 4000, 6000, 8000, 12000, 20000 Mol. Wt.
  • EO-PO Surfactants
      2-Propyl Heptanol EO/PO
      Tridecyl Alcohol EO/PO
      Lauryl Alcohol EO/PO
      Decyl Allcohol EO/PO
      Oleyl Cetyl Alcohol EO/PO
      Oleyl Alcohol EO/PO
      Stearyl Alcohol EO/PO
      Butanol EO/PO Copolymer (R) Mol. WT. 1450
      Butanol EO/PO Copolymer (R) Mol. Wt. 1650
      Bisphenol A 2 Mole PO
      Castor Oil EO/PO
      Nonyl Phenol EO/PO
      Ethylene Diamine 4 PO, 4 EO
  • End-Capped
      C9-11 Alkoxylated benzyl capped 10-12 EO
      C8-10 Alkoxylated benzyl capped 10-12 EO
  • Polyglycerates
      Polyethylene Glycerol Mono Oleate 200-600 Mole EO
      Polyethylene Glycerol Di Oleate 200-600 Mole EO
      Polyethylene Glycerol Mono Stearate 200-600 Mole EO
      Polyethylene Glycerol Di Stearate 200-600 Mole EO
  • Special Ethoxylates
      N,N-Bis(Hydroxyethyl) Aniline
      Nonyl Phenol Resin Ethoxylates X Mole EO
      Styrenated Phenol Ethoxylates X Mole EO
      Alkanolamide Ethoxylates CMEA-3/5EO
      Actylinic Diol Ethoxylates (Venadol series) TMDD-20,40,65,85
      Salt-free Alkoxylates Na / K <  10ppm
      Methyl ester Ethoxylates
      Acetylinic Diol blends (Venadol series)
  • Narrow Range Ethoxylates
      Product Hydrophobe Moles EO Appearance at 25 oC Comments
      T-DET A 26-4.5 NR C12-16 4.5 Hazy Liquid Available from natural hydrophobe
      T-DET A 267 NR C12-16 7 Hazy Liquid Available from natural hydrophobe
      ME 400 CO Coconut Methyl Ester 9 Hazy Liquid Available from natural hydrophobe
      ME 500 SO Soya Methyl Ester 9-12 Hazy Liquid Available from natural hydrophobe


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