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Nonyl Phenol Ethoxylates

Application of Nonylphenol Ethoxylates:

Nonylphenol Ethoxylates are detergent-like substances used in textile/leather processing, pulp and paper processing, paints, resins and protective coatings, oil and gas recovery, steel manufacturing, pest control products and power generation.

A variety of cleaning products, degreasers and detergents are also available for institutional and domestic use. These products have numerous applications, including controlling deposits on machinery, cleaning equipment, and scouring fibers; as wetting and de-wetting agents; in dyeing and machine felt cleaning and conditioning; and in product finishing.

Nonylphenol Ethoxylates have also been used in a wide range of consumer products, including personal hygiene, cosmetics, cleaners/detergents, latex paints, automotive and lawn care products.

Industries where are they used:

Nonylphenol Ethoxylates are used in sectors when there is a need for increased surface activity, and provide all-purpose detergency and wetting, as well as solubilization and emulsification.  These include the institutional and industrial cleaning, domestic cleaning, leather and textile processing, paper and pulp manufacturing, cosmetic products, oil field and agrochemicals industries.

Types of Nonylphenol Ethoxylates:

Nonylphenol Ethoxylates have various molecular weights and properties. The properties of a particular Nonylphenol Ethoxylate depend upon the number of ethoxylate groups that are attached (the number of ether linkages along the chain), which can vary from just a few up to about one hundred.

Nonylphenol Ethoxylates can be either solids or liquids depending on their molecular weight and the use temperature. The solids are white to yellow in color, and the liquids are clear to slightly cloudy.  Lower molecular weight nonylphenol ethoxylates products tend to be liquids and higher molecular weight products tend to be solids, unless diluted with water.

Because nonylphenol ethoxylates vary in molecular weight, (and the number of ether linkages along the chain,) they have different solubilities. Some nonylphenol ethoxylates are oil soluble and can solubilize kerosene and aliphatic hydrocarbons, some are miscible with chlorinated and aromatic solvents and soluble in water.  Some nonylphenol ethoxylates may even form gels in certain solvents or under certain conditions.

Some typical grades offered:






Silver Fern Chemical is a distributor of bulk specialty and industrial chemicals for small and large manufacturers. We can ship product in tank trucks, drums and IBCs (totes). Our goal is to get your product to you safely and efficiently. To learn more about placing an order for any Nonyl Phenol Ethoxylate, please call us at 866-282-3384.

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