ROKAnol L4 is a non-ionic surfactant belonging to the group of ethoxylated fatty alcohols (INCI name: Laureth-4). The product co-creates a group of surfactants based on lauryl alcohol. It is a clear or cloudy liquid with a maximum colour of 70 HU at 40°C. The commercial product contains more than 99.9% of the active substance and solidifies at a temperature of approx. 8°C.
ROKAnol L4 is slightly soluble in water, in which it forms cloudy solutions. It is characterized by HLB value of about 10. Water solutions of ROKAnol L4 are resistant to acids, hard water and partially to alkalis.
ROKAnol L4 can be used as an emulsifier in cosmetic preparations (skin care, hair care, antiperspirants), household products and lubricating products (silicone based preparations). In addition, the product is used in the pre-treatment of fibres as a component of the formulation for removing mineral oil stains from knit and woven fabrics resulting from industrial knitting and weaving processes.
The product, due to its excellent wetting properties, can be used as a component of the bleaching compositions for raw knitted fabrics and cotton fabrics. It is also used in the final stage of the textile dyeing process as one of the components removing excess dyes from the bath.
The product may be mixed with non-ionic, cationic and anionic agents, both in an anhydrous medium and in aqueous solutions. ROKAnol L4 is used to obtain anionically active substances, as a non-ionic component of emulsifiers, a raw material for the production of dishwashing agents, a component for the production of cleaning agents (waxes, pastes and other cleaning preparations). ROKAnol L4 is biodegradable in the natural environment.