BC Surfactant NP-9 (Nonylphenol Ethoxylate)

BC Surfactant NP-9, or nonylphenol ethoxylate, is used primarily, as the name suggests, as a nonionic (having no electric charge in water) surfactant. A surfactant, by the way, is a substance that lowers the surface tension between two liquids or a liquid and a solid, giving nonylphenol ethoxylate the ability to disperse one form of matter into another. BC Surfactant NP-9 is a man-made substance created for industrial and domestic chemical or detergent preparations and available at Florida chemical supply companies as well as other distributors. This waxy or oily solid may be colorless or carry a slight orange tint. BC Surfactant NP-9 is chemically unreactive and viewed as stable, is soluble in water, and has a very low odor. Its other uses include:

  • Wetting (and de-wetting) agent: it decreases the surface tension of a liquid to assist in the penetration and spreading of another liquid or solid

  • Dispersant: it stabilizes the spread of a substance into another substance, especially useful in oil spills to remove large amounts of petroleum from the surface of water

  • Emulsifier: as a food additive, it suspends one liquid into another, as in a vinaigrette salad dressing or margarine

  • Cleaners and detergent: it is used widely in industrial laundry, especially in liquid detergents, and in other industries to control machine deposits and clean equipment

  • Foaming agent: it accelerates foam development in products

With a track record exceeding fifty years, nonylphenol ethoxylates are used in a variety of fields, including its use in paints, resins and coatings; in photography; in the processing formulations of paper, pulp and textiles; as a phosphate antioxidant in plastic and rubber manufacturing; in the pharmaceutical cosmetic industry; in indoor pesticides; with adhesives; in the manufacture of steel; with dry cleaning; and in oil and gas recovery, to name a few.  With its many uses and marked usefulness, BC Surfactant NP-9 has the proven ability to maintain its stead in dozens of industries worldwide and remains a popular purchase at Florida chemical supply companies.

Bell Chem, located in Orlando, Florida, is a chemical supply company that offers hundreds of products to suit your needs, from sanitation products to nutritional ingredients and personal care raw ingredients.  To learn more about what our company offers, visit our website or call us at (407) 339-BELL.