Recent in Surfactant/Emulsifier (page 6 of 9)
Feb 2, 2011 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
In this edition of "Comparatively Speaking," industry expert Tony O'Lenick discusses the terms wetting and superwetting in relation to the ability of a surfactant to wet a substrate.
Jan 19, 2011 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
In this edition of "Comparatively Speaking," industry expert Tony O'Lenick explains the difference in stability between dimethicone copolyols and trisiloxane, a class of dimethicone copolyols.
Nov 2, 2010 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
Tony O'Lenick explains the difference between amphiphilic and ionic amphiphilic molecules, the interactions of which may help formulators to maximize the effectiveness of formulations.
Jul 9, 2010
Colonial Chemical Inc. has introduced a biodegradable baby shampoo concentrate to its line of eco-friendly, mild products.
Jun 2, 2010
Colonial Chemical Inc. has added a surfactant derived from coconut to its line of nature-based personal care products.
May 5, 2010
Rhodia will introduce its vegetable-based surfactant for hair care at NYSCC Suppliers' Day 2010.
Mar 23, 2010 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
Tony O'Lenick explores the difference between fatty alcohols derived naturally and those derived through the oxo process and the Ziegler process.
Mar 18, 2010
This mild surfactant from Innospec can be used as a primary or secondary surfactant and is designed to produce a dense, luxurious foam and an elegant after feel.
Jan 5, 2010 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., explains that CAPB can be made from two different processes, one with coconut oil and the other with fatty acid, which create two potential differences that affect how the material works in a formulation.
Dec 29, 2009 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
Here, O'Lenick explains the terms amphoteric, which is used to describe compounds having two or more different groups with various charges, and ampholytes, which have a fully quaternized nitrogen and consequently cannot lose their positive charge.
Nov 25, 2009 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
Many published studies of surfactants use pure surfactant in distilled water. However, a formulation is almost never a single surfactant in water. Here, industry expert Tony O'Lenick compares the surface tension of a surfactant added in water with that in a formulation.
Nov 10, 2009 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
Industry expert Anthony O'Lenick Jr. explains the difference between molecules that act like surfactants for aqueous systems versus oil systems.