Emulsifiers for metalworking fluids

Emulsifiers for metalworking fluids

Products | Emulsifiers

Evonik emulsifiers for metalworking fluids are environment friendly, non ionic emulsifiers mainly based on glycerol fatty acid ester and sorbitanester chemistry. In general, glycerol fatty acid ester based products are used as primary emulsifiers which also improve lubrication, whereas sorbitanester based products are used as co-emulsifiers.

Their main benefits are: 

  • Excellent emulsifying and stabilizing properties

  • Good lubricating properties 

  • High solubility in base oils 

  • Excellent toxicological, ecological and dermatological properties (no skin irritation) 

  • Based on renewable resources 

  • Low water hazard classification (WGK 1) 

  • Low foaming tendency 

  • Good heat stability

Our products can be used with most base oils. To do so, emulsifiers with precisely adjusted HLB values are needed. This can be achieved by blending emulsifiers with appropriate co-emulsifiers.

Our regional technical service will assist you in finding the right formulations. Rely on our long-standing experience and know-how and save valuable time.

Product listing

  • CARBOWET® 109 Surfactant

    Nonionic surfactant

  • CARBOWET® 76 Surfactant

    Nonionic surfactant

  • CARBOWET® GA-100 Surfactant

    Nonionic wetting Agent and grid aid

  • CARBOWET® GA-211 Surfactant

    Nonionic wetting Agent and grid aid

  • TAGAT® PO 30

    TAGAT® PO 30 is a non-ionic, non-alkoxylated emulsifier based on Polyglyceryl-3 Oleate.


    Excellent emulsifier for the formulation of MWF based on naphthenic oils; additionally, it improves lubrification properties of MWF emulsions

  • TAGAT® V 20

    Emulsifier for water-miscible metal working fluids. Exceptional emulsifying properties combined with excellent lubrification properties; additionally, it reduces the amount of antifoam and corrosion inhibitor required in formulation.

  • TEGIN® O V

    Excellent co-emulsifier for water-miscible metal working fluids; particularly in combination with TAGAT V 20.

  • TEGO® STO 85 V

    Excellent and widely applicable co-emulsifier, especially in combinationwith TAGAT V 20 (soluble in mineral oil)


    Excellent and widely applicable co-emulsifier, especially in combination with Tagat V 20 (good dermatological properties).


Brochure Emulsifiers 16:9 Brochure "Emulsifieres for Metalworking Fluids"

In water miscible metalworking fluid  formulations, emulsifiers constitute one of the most essential components. As an integral part of metalworking fluid concentrates, emulsifiers enable stable selfemulsification of the concentrate when diluted in water.

MWF Product Overview 16:9 Product Overview "Additives for Metalworking and Industrial Fluids"

Overview about our product portfolio of antifoams, emulsifiers, wetting agents and corrosion inhibitors for metalworking and industrial fluids.