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Synperonic

The Synperonic versatile nonionic surfactants brand encompasses three classes of nonionic surfactant, which together offer an extensive toolkit for tackling formulation challenges.

These alkyl phenol ethoxylate (APE) free surfactants are designed to function as sole surfactants or in combination to deliver effects ranging from resin emulsification to substrate wetting and defoaming.

Synperonic PE block copolymer surfactants

The Synperonic PE series consists of linear ABA block polymers of ethylene oxide (EO) and propylene oxide (PO); known in some segments as poloxamers. Variations in overall molecular weight and proportion between hydrophilic polyethylene oxide segment and hydrophobic polypropylene oxide segments allows tailoring of the surfactant for specific end applications, such as defoamer, low foam wetting agent, stabiliser in emulsion polymerisation or as a resin emulsifier. High molecular weight ensures compatibility with resins including epoxy and polyesters for coatings and fiber sizing.

Performance benefits

  • High affinity surfactants
  • Low foaming
  • Enhanced steric stabilisation
  • Not classified as hazardous substance (EC No 1272/2008)

The properties of any member of the Synperonic PE series can be accurately predicted using the selection grid in our Synperonic brochure for a given set of desired properties. Last digit refers to % of PEO on total MW and the first digit(s) refer(s) to the molecular weight of PPO.

Synperonic surfactants offering formulation flexibility

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Synperonic T – Star shaped alkoxylates

The Synperonic T series are 4-functional block copolymers, or polyether polyols of EO and PO which offer unique properties.

These may be used as building blocks for crosslinked polymers or used as an emulsifying or dispersing additive for adhesives, coatings and inks


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Alkylphenol ethoxylate replacement

The remainder of the Synperonic brand includes oligomeric non-ionic surfactants which are synthetic fatty alcohol alkoxylates. These are highly efficient surfactants and recommended for direct replacement of nonyl phenol ethoxylates (NPEs) of similar HLB. These NPE free surfactants are commonly used in emulsion poymerisation and other emulsification process and to address wetting needs for coatings, inks, and adhesives.

Applications and benefits

  • Improve emulsification cycle times and excellent stability
  • Highly effective wetting capabilities
  • Very good pigment wetting properties
  • Enhance freeze/thaw and electrolyte tolerance
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Products

Synperonic™ 13/7

A HLB 11.4 emuslifer and effective wetting agent for many industrial applications. Readily biodegradable and can also be used as a suitable alternative for nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs).

Synperonic™ 91/6

A HLB 12.5 non-ionic surfactant, effective as a wetting agent and detergent in a wide variety of industrial applications.

Synperonic™ PE/F108

Ethoxylated polypropylene oxide (MW 14000) O/W emulsifier for polyester and epoxy resins that provides excellent dry film properties.

Synperonic™ PE/F127

Ethoxylated polypropylene oxide (MW 12000) that offers excellent dry film properties to your polyester and epoxy resins.

Synperonic PE/F68

Ethoxylated polypropylene oxide (MW 8350) effective as an emulsifier and steric stabiliser for emulsion polymers.

Synperonic™ PE/F87

Ethoxylated polypropylene oxide (MW 7700) that offers shear stabilisation for emulsion polymers.

Synperonic™ PE/L61

An ethylene oxide/propylene oxide block copolymer emulsifier (MW 2000). It is a water-in-oil emulsifier and a very effective defoamer.

Synperonic™ PE/L62

A water soluble ethylene oxide/propylene oxide block copolymer surfactant (MW 2500). Effective as a defoamer and wetting agent in a variety of industrial applications.

Synperonic™ PE/F87

Ethoxylated polypropylene oxide (MW 7700) that offers shear stabilisation for emulsion polymers.

Synperonic™ PE/P105

A nonionic ethylene oxide/propylene oxide block copolymer (MW 6500). This water soluble surfactant is an effective defoamer and wetting and also suitable as a polymeric emulsion stabiliser.

Synperonic™ PE/P84

A nonionic ethylene oxide/propylene oxide block copolymer (MW 4200). This water soluble surfactant is an effective defoamer and wetting agent and also suitable as a polymeric emulsion stabiliser.

Synperonic™ T/304

Low MW block copolymer, liquid at room temperature. It is used as wetting agent and offset ink developer.

Synperonic™ T/701

EO/PO block copolymer (MW 3600) effective as a low foam surfactant and wetting agent. Also provides water and solvent resistance in polyurethane systems..

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