How Exxal™ branched alcohols can help in the fight against foam in India
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Impacts of foam in India
Consider Exxal™ branched alcohols as part of your formulation
While the authorities grapple with these issues and consider regulatory action, it is possible to make simple changes to your surfactant formulation.
Using advanced chemicals such as Exxal™ branched alcohols as a part of your biodegradable surfactant formulation may help address some of the issues noted above.
- Ethoxylates of Exxal™ branched alcohols have been shown to provide faster foam collapse compared to other alcohol ethoxylates.
- A wide range of Exxal™ branched alcohol ethoxylates meet the stringent ready biodegradability criteria per the OECD 301F test standard.
- Exxal™ branched alcohol ethoxylates have also been tested to be inherently less toxic to aquatic life than many alternative surfactant. 1 2 3.
Using Exxal™ branched alcohols in formulations can offer high-performance, low-foam surfactants that meet biodegradability criteria, eliminating the need for compromise.
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The surfactant industry faces the challenge of delivering a biodegradable product that meets performance requirements. Many in the industry hold the misconception that there is a trade-off between biodegradability and performance.
With our line of Exxal™ branched alcohols we have an effective solution that challenges this misconception. A solution that helps your customer meet their performance and environmental needs.
Exxal™ branched alcohols are branched primary alcohols used to synthesize surfactants, polymer additives, lube and fuel additives, adhesives, and other industrial products.
 Dorn, P.B., Salanitro, J.P., Evans, S.H., and Kravetz, L. Assessing the aquatic hazard of some branched and linear nonionic surfactants by biodegradation and toxicity. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.1002/etc.5620121002.
 Kravetz, L., Salanitro, J.P., Dorn, P.B. and Guin, K. F. influence of Hydrophobe Type and Extent of Branching on Environmental Response Factors of Nonionic Surfactants. JAOCS, Vol. 68. No. 8 Chemistry. 1999.
 Zoller, U. (2004). Handbook of Detergents, Part B. Boca Raton: CRC Press.