Octyl Phenol Ethoxylates - Silver Fern Chemical Inc.

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Octyl Phenol Ethoxylates

Silver Fern Chemical’s OP Series (octyl phenol ethoxylate) of surfactants are nonionic surfactants produced by ethoxylation of octylphenol compounds.  These products are versatile surfactants known for their detergency, wetting, superior hard surface, metal cleaning and excellent emulsification performance.

OP Surfactants are used in many types of liquid, paste, and powder cleaning compounds.  This ranges from heavy-duty industrial cleaners to gentle detergents.   They are key ingredients in emulsifier mixtures used in emulsion polymerization and stabilizers of latex polymers.  They are also commonly used in pigment wetting and stabilization in coatings.  They are offered in a wide range of HLB to match your specific wetting and dispersing requirements.  The OP Series surfactants range in degrees of ethoxylation from 1.5 moles to 40 moles.  For the correct product recommendation for your application, please consult your Silver Fern Chemical Inc, sales representative.

Some of these products are sometimes called Triton X15, Surfonic OP15, Igepal CA520, Lutensol OP-30, Cedepal and so on.

One potential drawback on OP Series surfactants is that they are alkylphenol compounds.  Alkylphenol compounds have come under recent scrutiny by government regulatory bodies for their lack of biodegradability and subsequent potential for marine toxicity.   Some applications can still use this technology, but many companies have decided to formulate away from these products as a result.   If you like the performance of OP Series surfactants but are looking for an environmentally friendly substitute, then Silver Fern Chemical has a variety of options for you to choose from.  Contact your Silver Fern sales representative for product recommendations.

Some of the grades we offer are as follows:








Silver Fern Chemical is a bulk-based distributor of 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 priced competitively. To learn more about placing an order for any Octyl Phenol Ethoxylate, please call us at 866-282-3384.

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