Colonial SOS is a highly biodegradable wetting agent that is stable under varying conditions of pH and temperature.
In the mercerizing of grey cotton goods, Colonial SOS wets efficiently and remains stable in the 20-25 & caustic solutions generally used for this purpose. At levels of 1% surfactant, this product demonstrates wetting times of 6.8 seconds in 20% NaOH and 8.2 seconds in 25% NaOH. These figures represent the sinking time for a standard bundle of cotton in a caustic solution of mercerizing strength.
Used as a rinse aid, this wetting agent helps dishes and glassware to drain completely, reducing spots and streaks. The low foaming characteristics of this product permit its use in automatic dishwashers or other mechanical cleaning devices where rapid agitation occurs.
Applications for Colonial SOS
The rapid wetting and low foam characteristics of Colonial SOS recommend it for applications such as:
- Fire extinguishing foam agent
- Mercerizing agent for textiles
- Surfactant in electrolyte baths for metal cleaning
- Wetting agent for hard surface cleaning
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