Surfactants & Emulsifiers

We specialize in emulsifiers and surfactants based on natural, renewable raw materials for a wide variety of personal care and cosmetic applications including sulfate-free and EO-free formulations.  We also offer a line of naturally bioactive emulsifiers that have been shown to kill certain types of bacteria and fungi in O/W emulsions.

Available Products

ACCONON® Nonionic Surfactants & Emulsifiers

ABITEC Corporation has more than 50 years of experience manufacturing nonionic surfactants at our plant in Janesville, WI. In addition to functioning as excellent oil/water emulsifiers, many of these products can add emolliency to creams and lotions. Our line includes alkoxylates based on natural oils such as coconut, castor, and apricot oil.

Product Name Chemical Name CAS Number INCI Name HLB
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*  

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CAPMUL® Mono- and diglycerides

Most Capmul products are exclusively or largely based on natural materials, and they make excellent primary or secondary surfactants in personal care products and cosmetics.  Many of the Capmul products provide additional performance benefits such as emolliency and may have anti-microbial properties. They are used to produce stable emulsions, to modify viscosity and they can act as carriers and vehicles in selected applications.

Product Name Chemical Name CAS Number INCI Name HLB
Capmul GMO-50 Glyceryl Monooleate 25496-72-4 Glyceryl Oleate* 3
Capmul MCM Medium Chain Mono- and Diglycerides  26402-22-2,
Not Available 5-6
Capmul PG-2L Propylene Glycol Dilaurate 22788-19-8 Propylene Glycol Dilaurate  
Capmul PG-8 Propylene Glycol Monocaprylate 31565-12-5   5
Capmul PG-12 Propylene Glycol Monolaurate 27194-74-7    
Capmul S12L‡ Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate‡ 13557-75-0 Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate‡ 7-10


*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] 

CAPROL® Polyglycerol Esters

These polyglycerol esters (PGEs) function as EO-free surfactants and solubilizers in an array of applications because they offer a wide range of HLBs. In addition, they offer other benefits such as:

  • Improves texture and consistency
  • Works well to improve flow properties
  • Stabilizes aerated systems by controlling the agglomeration of fat globules
  • Reduces interfacial tension at oil-water boundaries
Product Name Chemical Name CAS Number HLB
Caprol 3GO

Triglycerol  Monooleate

Caprol ET

Hexaglycerol Octasterate

67784-82-1 2.5
Caprol MPGO Polyglycerol Esters of Oleic Acid 9007-48-1 8.5
Caprol PGE 860 Decaglycerol Mono- & Dioleate 9007-48-1 11


ACCONON®, CAPMUL®, and CAPROL® are registered trademarks of ABITEC Corporation. All information and statements given in this brochure are believed to be accurate at the time of publication. However, neither ABITEC Corporation nor any of their affiliates make any representations or warranty with respect thereto, including, but not limited to, any results obtained in the processing of the products by customers or any third party. All information and statements are intended for persons having the required skill and know-how and do not relieve the customer or user from verifying the suitability of information and statements given for a specific purpose prior to use of the products. It is entirely the obligation of the customer or user to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and also with all patent or other intellectual property rights of third parties. ABITEC CORPORATION EXPRESSELY DISCLAIMS ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE ACCURACY, CURRENCY, COMPLETENESS AND/OR THE MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS OF A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS BROCHURE AND/OR PRODUCT DESCRIBED OR PROMOTED IN THIS BROCHURE, INCLUDING WARRATNTIES WITH RESPECT TO INFRINGEMENT OF ANY PATENT, COPYRIGHT, OR OTHER RIGHTS OF A THIRD PARTY. We reserve the right to change product specification and it specified properties of the products without prior notice.