The textile industry has an ongoing demand for surfactant chemistries for applications throughout the textile production process. Stepan’s technical knowledge of textile and fiber chemistry makes us ideally positioned to supply the chemical ingredients used in the textile and fiber industry.
Commonly used surfactants for textile production:
- MAKON® 17R2 is a nonionic reverse EO/PO block copolymer that exhibits fast-breaking, low-foaming and defoaming properties.
- BIO-SOFT® D-40 is a sodium dodecylbenzene sulfonate that provides excellent detergency, foaming, wetting and emulsification properties.
- AMMONYX® LO is a lauramine oxide that offers foaming, viscosity building, emulsification and lubrication in textile applications.