ROKAnol LP2023 belongs to the group of non-ionic surfactants of the type of alkoxylated fatty alcohols. The product is a high-molecular polymer based on alcohol of vegetable origin. It belongs to the ROKAnol LP series, a large group of products with low-foaming and anti-foaming properties, dedicated to industrial processes.
The product is in the form of a clear or slightly turbid liquid with a low pour point (below -20°C) and an active substance content of about 100%. ROKAnol LP2023 is a product insoluble in water and forms a separate phase in it. The cloud point of the product is in the range of 20-23°C for the butyl diglycol solution (16.7%), which makes the product one of the most hydrophobic among the ROKAnol LP series.
It is used mainly as an anti-foaming agent in industrial processes, in particular in the paper and food industry, for example in potato processing or sugar production. Its hydrophobic nature causes the product to migrate to the surface of the liquid. Due to its properties, ROKAnol LP2023 reduces the surface tension between liquid and air. At the same time, it accelerates the drainage of foam, resulting in its reduction.
In order to facilitate the application, ROKAnol LP2023 water emulsions are prepared, selecting suitable emulsifiers for it or preparing a solution of the product with solvents or solubilizers.
ROKAnol LP2023 does not contain silicone, it is a safe substance and it complies with the regulations permitting the product for indirect contact with food. The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) allows the use of this product as an anti-foaming agent in the production of packaging paper.