ColaTrope INC is a versatile, low foaming anionic surfactant/hydrotrope and designed for the use of coupling nonionics and other surfactants into products where high levels of electrolytes may be present. Cola®Trope INC is especially effective in formulating alkaline built liquid detergent concentrates. This product is not generally intended for low pH systems.
When compared to Sodium Xylene Sulfonate, a popular product used in built liquid detergent systems, there are a number of reasons for considering ColaTrope INC as a more viable alternative for formulations.
This surfactant has been tested according to Method OECD 301D and determined to be inherently biodegradable.
Feature & Benefits of ColaTrope INC
- Generally twice as effective as SXS when compared on an equal solids basis (judged on the basis of either higher cloud point or lower Krafft point temperatures).
- A stand-alone surfactant and as such will contribute to the surface activity, wetting, and/or detergency properties of the formulated product. SXS only functions as a hydrotrope and never improves detergency. SXS actually ties up some of the surfactant activity of the surfactants in the system
- Excellent stability in hypochlorite solutions. INC does not contribute to the degradation of the hypochlorite in the formulation like SXS.
- A fast wetter, taking only 22 seconds during a Draves wetting test in a hypochlorite solution. For reference, ColaTrope INC is soluble in 10% Sodium Hydroxide and soluble in 20% Potassium Hydroxide
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