Surfactants & Emulsifiers

Water-based metalworking fluids are better at cooling the tool-workpiece interface and at flushing away chips in the case of metal cutting operations. However, water presents complications and it can be very tricky to formulate an effective, long-lasting fluid that can be disposed of properly when it has reached the end of its useful life. ABITEC is uniquely qualified to help solve this problem due to our technical and manufacturing expertise in a wide variety of additive and base fluid chemistries.

Featuring Accoquat C-15

  • Makes an excellent hydrotrope for aqueous metal cleaners, water-based degreasers and hard surface cleaners 
  • Boosts the solubility of ingredients that are only modestly soluble in water
  • Helps improve the stability of cleaning formulations, particularly where the nonionic surfactant may be insoluble in the presence of electrolytes, such as chelates and builders
  • Enables formulators to develop shelf stable cleaners

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 Product Description
Acconon CA-5 Polyoxyethylene 5 castor oil
Acconon CA-40 Polyoxythylene 40 castor oil
Acconon CO-5 Polyoxyethylene (5) coconut glycerides
Acconon CO-7

Polyoxyethylene (7) coconut glycerides

Acconon CO-30 Polyoxyethylene (30) coconut glycerides
Acconon 400 MO PEG 400 monooleate
Acconon 400 DO PEG 400 dioleate
Acconon PSTO-20* Ethoxylated sorbitan ester

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CAPMUL® Multifunctional Emulsifiers

CAPMUL Multifunctional Emulsifiers have:

  • Excellent emulsifying and stabilizing properties

  • Good lubricating properties 

  • High solubility in base oils 

  • Based on renewable resources 

  • Zero foaming tendency 

  • Good heat stability

For additional functionalities visit our CAPMUL Product Page

Product Name Chemical Name CAS Number Resources
Capmul 708G Glyceryl Monocaprylate


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Capmul MCM Medium Chain Mono- and Diglycerides


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Capmul MCM C8 Glyceryl Monocaprylate 26402-26-6 Access Technical Data
Capmul PG-8 Propylene Glycol Monocaprylate 31565-12-5 Access Technical Data
Capmul PG-12 Propylene Glycol Monolaurate 27194-74-7 Access Technical Data

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