ROKAnol LP3943 belongs to the group of non-ionic surfactants of the type of alkoxylated fatty alcohols. The product belongs to the ROKAnol LP series, a large group of low-foaming products dedicated to processes requiring non-ionic surfactants with particularly reduced foaming, while maintaining application parameters. These are mainly detergents for home use, institutional and industrial washing as well as other industrial processes.
The product has the form of a clear liquid with a low freezing point (below -20°C) and an active substance content of about 100%. The product has limited solubility in water (it creates turbid solutions in it), whereas in butyl-diglycol solutions the cloud point of the product is in the range of 39-43°C (for a 16.7% solution). Thanks to these features, this product is one of the most hydrophobic low-foaming surfactants.
The product is mainly used as an anti-foaming agent for household detergents (e.g. for dishwashers) as well as professional detergents (e.g. institutional laundry preparations). ROKAnol LP3943 reduces the foaming properties of other non-ionic surfactants used in the cleaning or washing formulation. It enables the use of surfactants with high detergency, degreasing and wetting abilities, but at the same time relatively high foaming properties. The use in the same formulation of ROKAnol LP3943 reduces frothing of these ingredients during application. The product is compatible with the other ingredients of the formulation and is resistant to hard water.
Due to the anti-foaming properties, the product is also used in industrial processes, among others as an anti-foaming additive in the paper industry.
The product is completely aerobically biodegradable.