ROKAnol NL3 is a non-ionic surfactant from the group of ethoxylated alcohols (INCI name: C9-11 Pareth-3). The product belongs to the ROKAnol NL series based on C9-C11 synthetic alcohol. High surface activity allows them to be used mainly in detergents and cleaning agents.
ROKAnol NL3 at room temperature is in the form of a clear or cloudy liquid with a tendency to delaminate over time. At about -5°C it solidifies, while at 40°C it is a clear liquid with a light colour, i.e. up to 50 Hazen-scale. The product contains about 100% of the active substance. Among the other products of the ROKAnol NL series, this one has a low HLB. The product creates turbid solutions in water.
Due to the non-ionic nature, it works perfectly in combination with other non-ionic, cationic and anionic surface-active compounds. ROKAnol NL3 stands out from other products of the ROKAnol NL series as is generates no foam. In addition, it has very high detergent, emulsifying and dispersing properties. ROKAnol NL3 is perfectly suited as a co-surfactant in all types of cleaning formulations, especially in products intended for industrial and institutional applications.
The basic feature of ROKAnol NL3 is its high efficiency of degreasing hard surfaces. In combination with ROKAnol NL6 and ROKAnol NL8, it exhibits synergism in cleaning performance. Examples of such application are: degreasing agents for sheet metal and metal parts, floor cleaning products, professional products for gastronomy. ROKAnol NL3 in cleaning formulations is usually used in the presence of a hydrotrope or solvent (e.g., BDG), which improves its stability in the formulation.
ROKAnol NL3 is a completely biodegradable product and meets the criteria of the detergents directive.