ROKAnol L5P5 belongs to the group of nonionic surfactants of the type of alkoxylated fatty alcohols. The product is based on raw material of natural origin. The product has the form of a clear or slightly turbid liquid with a low freezing point, approx. -9°C and light colour, max. 100 on the Hazen scale.
The product has a cloud point in water in the range of 27-31°C. The low level of cloud point in aqueous solutions allows the use of the product at temperatures close to room temperature or slightly higher.
ROKAnol L5P5 is one of the best wetting agents with high detergency properties for broadly understood household cleaning and professional cleaning, where low foaming capacity is required. This product has cleaning properties at the level of widely used lauryl alcohol ethoxylates, but it is characterized by several times lower foaming capacity. Therefore, along with ROKAnol L4P5, ROKAnol L5P5 is one of the most universal low-foaming surfactants on offer. Low-foaming properties are significantly reduced after exceeding the cloud point in water, which positively affects the performance of the product.
The product is used in additives for the textile industry, mainly in bleaching agents for textiles. The product combines two basic advantages: excellent wettability on different types of fabrics and high capacity to remove stains from textile materials.
Excellent wetting properties of the product, combined with a low cloud point, are also used in professional detergents intended for dishwashers. ROKAnol L5P5, by lowering the contact angle on hard surfaces, causes faster drying of the dishes, thus preventing the formation of stains. These features are also used in plant protection products and adjuvants, where lowering the contact angle is critical in increasing the effectiveness of the active substance of the pesticide. The product can also act as a solubilizer in cosmetic formulations, i.e. in after-sun products, antiperspirants, in shower gels, in body care cosmetics, coloured cosmetics and in hair styling products.