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.

CAPMUL® Emulsifiers

A natural alternative to biocides that does not promote microbial growth

  • Proven bio-resistant activity against gram positive, gram negative, yeasts, and fungi
  • Naturally derived –  bio-based ingredients, FDA GRAS or direct food additives
  • Safe Disposal – No hazardous ingredients, easier waste treatment with low ecological and aquatic toxicity
  • Improved employee safety – No warning pictograms on labels and/or Safety Data Sheets


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CAPMUL® Multi-functional Emulsifiers

CAPMUL Multi-functional 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

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Product Name Chemical Name CAS Number HLB 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 6.5 Access Technical Data
Capmul PG-8 Propylene Glycol Monocaprylate 31565-12-5 5 Access Technical Data
Capmul PG-12 Propylene Glycol Monolaurate 27194-74-7   Access Technical Data

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

Polyoxyethylene (7) coconut glycerides


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