Chemal BP-262LF is used commonly as a low foaming wetting agents and detergent additive. This product offers defoaming at temperatures above the cloud point, but provides emulsification and anti-streaking for hard surface cleaners in the metalworking, textile and I & I industries.
Chemal BP-262LF belongs to the group of nonionic block copolymers of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide (Chemal BP-). Chemal BP-262LF is one of the low-foaming and anti-foaming products which is EO terminated. It is widely used in industrial detergents for institutional and household cleaning as well as for some industrial processes.
The product is a slightly viscous almost colorless liquid. The solidification point of the product is below 10°C and the active substance content is about 100%. Diluted aqueous solutions become cloudy at about 30°C.
The product is a moderate molecular weight polymer with a specific, bifunctional structure, indicating that it contains two hydrophilic groups. This feature distinguishes the Chemal BP- series from other nonionic surfactants and defines their properties. The product has moderate hydrophobicity and good degreasing and wetting properties of hard surfaces. For this reason, it is frequently used as a component of professional dishwashing chemicals, formulations for industrial bottle washing, and metal degreasing preparations.
Chemal BP-262LF is used in Clean in Place systems, e.g., as a component of cleaning formulations in breweries. Thanks to the anti-foaming properties already achieved at low temperatures, it causes a lowering of the foaming of washing baths in the presence of proteins or starch. This chemistry is resistant to hard water, dedicated to neutral or slightly alkaline formulations.
Its anti-foaming properties are used in the paper and food industry as well as in all production processes where foaming of technological waters or wastewater occurs. Thanks to its properties, this product reduces the surface tension between the liquid and the air improving the "drainage" of the foam, which results in its reduction.
Markets and applications
Metallurgical industry / Metal cleaning
Mining & Drilling
Low foaming agent
EO/PO block copolymers
Surfactants / Non-ionic surfactants