ROKAcet R40W is a non-ionic surfactant belonging to the group of polyoxyethylene fatty acid esters of castor oil (INCI name: PEG-40 Castor oil). This surfactant is available in the form of a light yellow, clear liquid. The solidification point of the product is about 3°C, which significantly facilitates handling of the product even in winter conditions.
The product dissolves well in water and low aliphatic alcohols. The minimum content of active substance is 90%. ROKAcet R40W is a substance not classified according to the CLP regulation. It is readily biodegradable in the natural environment. These features make it a popular product among formulators of industrial sectors.
ROKAcet R40W is used in machining fluids based on soluble oils, semi-synthetic coolants, as well as neat oils. It may be included in compositions with anti-electrostatic properties.
Due to its emulsifying properties, the product is widely used in liquid pesticide formulations, such as EC, SC, EW and ME.
In addition to excellent emulsifying properties, the product also has low-foaming properties, good acid resistance and moderate alkaline resistance. ROKAcet R40W can be used as a softening agent in the textile, leather and paper industries.
Markets and applications
Agrochemicals / Crop protection & fertilizers
Lubricants and metalworking fluids, base oils, additives / Hydraulic fluids
Metallurgical industry / Metalworking
Pulp & Paper
Alkoxylated fatty acids