IST Magazine | Surfactant Class With Multifunctional Properties

Kao Chemicals is a major global supplier of alkyl ethercarboxylic acids (AKYPO®). The usage of these derivatives spans from home care and technical applications to the cleaning industry.

In the following article alkyl ethercarboxylic acids are described. These type of anionic surfactants show versatile physico-chemical properties especially for cleaning applications. AKYPO®s are multifunctional molecules with good solubilizing properties, so the formulator could work with a clear formulation at higher temperatures. Additionally, they enhance the physico-chemical properties of the formulation, like anti corrosion properties, enhanced electrolyte stability and lime soap dispersing power. Beside these improvements, AKYPO®s are enhancing the cleaning efficiency of the formulation especially against soils containing solid particles.

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