If the cleaning products industry has anything, it’s options. But there is a reason surfactants are at the top of the list for so many businesses. Surfactants have properties that make them ideal for use in cleaning agents. As such, they’ve become a shelf staple for countless sectors. Even so, surfactant uses go well beyond cleaning supplies. Read on to learn more about surfactant blends and what SolvChem can do for you.

How Surfactants Earned Their Place in the Cleaning Industry

Certain chemicals have remarkable cleaning properties that make them perfect for cleaning products. Surfactants definitely fall into that category. What makes them so perfectly suited for cleaning? It’s all in the chemistry. The compounds themselves work at a molecular level — serving as wetting agents, emulsifiers, detergents, foaming agents or dispersants. And they complement other cleaning chemicals, as well, such as those that don’t naturally blend with water.

At SolvChem, we specialize in a variety of surfactants, including:

  • AOS
  • Amine oxides
  • Betaines
  • Ether sulfates
  • Lauryl sulfates
  • Linear alcohol ethoxylate
  • Nonylphenol ethoxylates
  • SXS

The benefit of collaborating with SolvChem is that you’re working with some of the most skilled industrial chemists in the business. We know how to blend surfactants that are perfect for any application.

How Are Surfactants Used in Industry?

The application of surfactants runs far and wide. As noted above, they are primarily recognized for their superior properties as they relate to cleaning products. Beyond detergents, you’ll find them in countless other products.

Here are some examples:

  • Fabric softeners
  • Emulsions
  • Paints
  • Adhesives
  • Inks
  • Anti-fogs
  • Ski and snowboard waxes
  • De-inking of recycled papers
  • Laxatives
  • Agrochemical formulations
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Biocides
  • Cosmetics
  • Shampoos
  • Hair conditioners
  • Toothpastes
  • Spermicides
  • Firefighting
  • In pipelines
  • In oil wells
  • Ferrofluids leak detector

Given the unique and highly useful properties of surfactants, you can almost certainly find a home for a quality blend — and SolvChem can help you do it.

Why SolvChem Is a Leader in Surfactants

With our skill and background, we know surfactants as well as anyone. However, our commitment to you goes beyond high-quality blending services. At SolvChem, we also offer services in warehousing and shipping. That means you need only make your request, and we’ll take care of the rest. Our customers enjoy the flexibility of making smarter, more economical decisions for bulk chemicals of all kinds. To learn more about surfactants or what SolvChem can do for you, contact us today.