After demonstrating an intriguing ability to reduce the surface tension of polar and non-polar liquids, silicone surfactants now receive considerable attention worldwide. Earlier this month, Alfa Chemistry announced its new wide range of high-performance silicone surfactants for both researchers and manufacturers.
Surfactants often act as detergents, wetting agents, emulsifiers, foaming or defoaming agents, and dispersants across a wide range of consumers and industrial applications. As copolymers of silicones and polyethers, silicone surfactants exhibit high dispersion capabilities, formulation flexibility, and multi-performance attributes, which allows their use in common personal care products such as creams, gels, and sticks.
Statistically, studies found that if the silicone surfactant possesses oil- and silicone-soluble groups, the surface tension lowers to 20 dynes/cm2. “A lowered surface tension is a necessary step for processes such as wetting, detergency, spreading, and emulsification. Therefore, silicone surfactants are popular among formulators,” said one of the senior scientists from Alfa Chemistry.
The robust portfolio of silicone surfactants launched by Alfa Chemistry is designed to meet stringent performance and regulatory requirements across various fields, such as agriculture, inks and coatings, textiles, pulp and paper, leather, automobile, polyurethane foam, oil and gas, and personal care products.
Below are some of the highest quality silicone surfactants supplied by Alfa Chemistry:
PEG trisiloxane (CAS 27306-78-1), trisiloxane (CAS 107-51-7), methyltrimethoxysilane (CAS 1185-55-3), dimethiconol stearate (CAS 130169-63-0), 3-dodecyl-1,1,1,3,5,5,5-heptamethyltrisiloxane (CAS 139614-44-1), drometrizole trisiloxane (CAS 155633-54-8), methyltris(cyclohexylamino)silane (CAS 15901-40-3), bis(n-methylbenzamido)methylethoxysilane (CAS 16230-35-6), stearyl trisiloxane (CAS 167160-55-6), 3-(3,3,3-trimethyl-1,1-bis((trimethylsilyl)oxy)disiloxanyl)propyl methacrylate (CAS 17096-07-0), trimethylsilyl trimethylsiloxy lactate (CAS 17596-96-2), ethyl trisiloxane (CAS 17861-60-8), dimethylaminopropylamido PCA dimethicone (CAS 179005-02-8), PCA dimethicone (CAS 179005-03-9), methyltris(trimethylsiloxy)silane (CAS 17928-28-8), 1,1,1,3,5,5,5-heptamethyl-3-octyl-trisiloxane (CAS 17955-88-3), bisphenylhexamethicone (CAS 18758-91-3), stearoxytrimethylsilane (CAS 18748-98-6), caprylyl trimethicone (CAS 187593-69-7), hydrogen dimethicone (CAS 69013-23-6), cyclomethicone (CAS 69430-24-6), dimethiconol (CAS 70131-67-8), aminoethylaminopropyl dimethicone (CAS 71750-79-3), myristyl methicone (CAS 76684-67-8), methicone (CAS 9004-73-3), phenyl methicone (CAS 9005-12-3), dimethicone (CAS 9016-00-6), aminopropyl dimethicone (CAS 99363-37-8), and more.
In addition to silicone surfactants, Alfa Chemistry previously launched three other types of special surfactants, including fluoro surfactants, natural surfactants, and polymer surfactants. All enjoy great popularity either in the academic community or the manufacturing industry. Please visit https://surfactant.alfa-chemistry.com/products/silicone-surfactants-2425.html to learn more.
About Alfa Chemistry
Surfactants have widespread applications in various sectors. Due to constant innovation and unstopping efforts, Alfa Chemistry now provides a full range of affordable, high-quality, and reproducible surfactants to numerous organizations globally. At Alfa Chemistry, customers can easily access a broad range of amphoteric surfactants, anionic surfactants, cationic surfactants, and non-ionic surfactants.
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