Surfactants & Emulsifiers

As experts in surface activation chemistry, ABITEC specializes in emulating products found in nature and offers a range of mild non-toxic, sustainably produced surfactants and emulsifiers. Most cosmetic and personal care products would not exist were it not for emulsifiers and surfactants. When a consumer purchases a personal care product, they expect that it will be stable and useable for a long period of time, without separating into different layers or becoming contaminated with bacteria and fungus. Considering the dizzying array of emulsifier and surfactant choices available, ABITEC should be your first call if you are looking to develop or adjust a personal care formulation that requires both hydrophilic and hydrophobic ingredients.

Available Products

ACCONON® Nonionic Surfactants & Emulsifiers

ABITEC Corporation has more than 50 years experience manufacturing nonionic surfactants at our plant in Janesville, WI. In addition to functioning as excellent water/oil emulsifiers, many of these products can add lubricity to a wide variety of water-extendable metalworking fluids. Our line includes coconut and castor oil ethoxylates and PEG esters.

Product Name Chemical Name CAS Number INCI Name
Acconon CCG Medium Chain Mono- and Diglycerides 26402-22-2,
Caprylic/Capric Glycerides
Acconon CO-5 Polyoxyethylene (5) Coconut Glycerides 6820-46-7 PEG-5 Glyceryl Cocoate
Acconon CC-6

Polyoxyethylene (6) Caprylic/Capric Glycerides


PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides

Acconon Sorb-20 Polyoxyethylene (20) Sorbitol 53694-15-8 Sorbeth-20*
Acconon E

Polyoxypropylene (11) Stearyl Etheror

Polyoxypropylene (15) Stearyl Ether


PPG-11 Stearyl Etheror

PPG-15 Stearyl Ether


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CAPMUL® Mono- and diglycerides

These are used primarily as emulsifiers or secondary surfactants; many of these products can add additional performance benefits such as emolliency and may have anti-microbial properties. They are used to produce stable emulsions to modify viscosity, and act as carriers and vehicles in selected applications.

Product Name Chemical Name CAS Number INCI Name
Capmul GMO-50 Glyceryl Monooleate 25496-72-4 Glyceryl Oleate*
Capmul MCM Medium Chain Mono- and Diglycerides 26402-22-2,
Not Available
Capmul PG-2L Propylene Glycol Dilaurate 22788-19-8 Propylene Glycol Dilaurate
Capmul PG-8 Propylene Glycol Monocaprylate 31565-12-5  
Capmul PG-12 Propylene Glycol Monolaurate 27194-74-7  
Capmul S12L‡ Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate‡ 13557-75-0 Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate‡


*Proposed INCI Name

**DEVELOPMENTAL product, contact your sales person or ABITEC for status updates.

‡This product has a 6K lb. minimum order quantity (MOQ).  Please contact us directly for samples at [email protected] 

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