What do Haisen have of the Surfactant?
Haisen Chemical started the surfactant production and trading since 1993. Right now, haisen have developed several kind of surfactants which are widely used in industrial application.
Including Fatty Alcohol Polyoxyethylene series, Fluoride non-ionic surfactant series and anionic surfactant, Polyethylenen Glycol, new developed Natural Phenol Polyoxyethylene Ether to replace NP, TX series, etc.
What is a surfactant?
Surfactants are smart chemicals that benefit our lives in many different ways even though most of the time they are completely invisible to us.
Their versatility makes them key to both the quality of modern life and many different industries such as home care, personal care, health care, crop care, industrial & institutional cleaning and various other markets.
A surfactant is the most important part of any cleaning agent. The word surfactant is short for “Surface Active Agent.”
How does a surfactant work?
In chemistry, the term “surfactant” is used to describe a chemical that reduces the surface tension of another compound and increasing the contact between the liquid and another substance. There are a wide variety of these products, which work with oil, water, and an assortment of other liquids.
All have a common molecular similarity. One end of the molecule has a long nonpolar chain that is attracted to oil, grease, and dirt (the hydrophobe). Another part of the molecule is attracted to water (the hydrophile). The surfactant lines up at the interface as diagrammed below. The hydrophobic end of the molecule gets away from the water and the hydrophilic end stays next to the water. When dirt or grease is present (hydrophobic in nature) the surfactants surround it until it is dislodged from the boundary.
And where does a surfactant be used?
1. Soap, shampoo, hair conditioner and toothpaste all contain surfactants which gently cleanse the scalp, skin, hair and teeth.
2. Dish-washing liquids and dishwasher detergents are two of the most common sources for kitchen surfactants.
3. Surfactants can also work as lubricants,sanitizing products, anti-fogging liquids, adhesives, emulsifiers, and fabric softeners, etc.
4. The term “surfactant” is also used in the medical community to refer specifically to a substance secreted by the cells which line the lungs.