ROKAmin SR5 is a non-ionic surfactant; INCI name: PEG-5 Hydrogenated Tallow Amine. It belongs to the group of ethoxylated fatty amines with an average degree of ethoxylation of 5 moles. The commercial product contains about 100% of the active substance. ROKAmin SR5 is a viscous liquid or semi-liquid paste, yellow to amber. Its solidification point is around 15°C. The product weakly dissolves in water.
Due to the presence of a double oxyethylene chain at the nitrogen atom, the product exhibits the activity of both a non-ionic and a cationic surfactant, especially in acidic systems. Thanks to the cationic character, the ROKAmin SR5 molecule can form a single layer (film) on the metal surface. This gives the product anti-corrosive properties, especially in relation to ferrous metals.
ROKAmin SR5 is used as an emulsifier and levelling agent in fibre dyeing. In the lubricant industry, on the other hand, it is used as a component in the formulation of cooling and lubricating fluids and fire-resistant hydraulic fluids. Good emulsifying properties make it suitable for use in agrochemical formulations, such as EW, EC, SL, ME, WP, WG. In this application, it can be used alone or in combination with other surfactants.
ROKAmin SR5 has excellent detergency properties, which allows effective removal of long-term soiling. The product works well in acid and alkaline formulations, it is also resistant to hard water. For these reasons, it can be used in the industrial and institutional cleaning as a component of hard surface cleaners, industrial degreasers and metal cleaning agents.
Markets and applications
Agrochemicals / Crop protection & fertilizers
Lubricants and metalworking fluids, base oils, additives / Hydraulic fluids
Metallurgical industry / Metalworking
Alkoxylated fatty amines