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Wetting Agents

A solution for your Wetting and dispersion needs

increased lubrication at the contact point


In some applications such as high speed grinding metalworking fluid emulsions hardly get to the contact point between tool and workpiece. This leads to insufficient lubrication and therefore to excessive wear and higher processing costs.


Our wetting agents, or wetting surfactants, help to avoid this phenomenon and increase lubrication at the contact point. They show excellent performance in oil-based and water-based metalworking fluids and are applicable in metal cleaner formulations, too.

The Industrial Lubricant Additives segment of Evonik Industries offers wetting agents based on both organomodified siloxane (OMS) and purely organic chemistry. OMS based wetting agents perform exceptionally well in reducing the surface tension of metalworking fluid emulsions.Our alcohol alkoxylates on the other hand are slightly less effective compared to siloxane-based wetting agents, but they better withstand extreme conditions like high or low pH values. In addition they show a lower foaming tendency compared to simple sulfosuccinates. 

RECOMMENDATIONS - TOP SELLERS AND FREQUENTLY EMPLOYED PRODUCTS
  • TEGO® Surten W 111 - Dynamically improves wetting properies of water-miscible lubricants and provides excellent dispersing properties on finely ground metal swarf as well as on fine iron and carbon black particles produced during cast iron machining 

  • TEGOPREN® 5840 - Allows extraordinary dynamic reduction of surface tension that leads to super-spreading properties on treated hydrophobic surfaces 

  • SURFYNOL® 2502 - Provides an optimal balance between dynamic wetting, high water solubility and low foaming

Product listing in alphabetical order


  • DYNOL™ 360 Surfactant

    Solvent-free liquid that can be used in a wide variety of waterborne applications. A biodegradable wetting agent.

  • DYNOL™ 604 Surfactant

    Lower foam and dynamic surface tension values compared to the more hydrophophilic DYNOL™ 607 surfactant.

  • DYNOL™ 607 Surfactant

    Excellent choice as a replacement to conventional fluorosurfactants, good formulation compatibility.

  • DYNOL™ 800 Surfactant

    Based on Gemini technology, this surfactant has the ability to reduce both equilibrium and dynamic surface tension.

  • DYNOL™ 810 Surfactant

    Based on Gemini technology, this surfactant has the ability to reduce both equilibrium and dynamic surface tension.

  • REWOMID® DC 212 S

    Very good corrosion protection in different aqueous systems even under hard water.

  • REWOPOL® SB DO 75 PG for metalworking fluids

    Highly effective emulsifier with very good wetting properties.

  • SURFYNOL® 104

    Fast, effective wetting in solid coatings and other formulations requiring solider additives.

  • SURFYNOL® 104-E

    Its hydrophobic nature can result in significantly reduced water sensitivity

  • SURFYNOL® 104PG50

    Unique chemical structure enables this product to provide multifunctional properties such as surface tension reduction, foam control, and viscosity stabilization.

  • SURFYNOL® 2502

    Excellent wetting and high water solubilty while adding no foam to aqueous systems.

  • SURFYNOL® 420

    Dynamic wetting agent and molecular defoamer in a wide variety of applications.

  • SURFYNOL® 440

    Non-foaming dynamic wetting agent in a wide variety of applications.

  • SURFYNOL® AD01

    Gemini surfactants are more surface-active than their single hydrophile-single hydrophobe analogs.

  • TEGOPREN® 5840

    Improves spreading and wetting properties.

  • TEGOPREN® 5843

    Description

  • TEGOPREN® 5847
  • TEGOPREN® 5851

    Low foaming neat metal working fluids.

  • TEGOPREN® 5852
  • TEGOPREN® 5878
  • TEGOPREN® 7008

    Used as a W/O emulsifier and co-emulsifier for paraffinic oil-based fluids.

  • TEGO® Surten W 111

    non-ionic surfactant

  • TEGO® Surten W 133

    Improves the wetting and spreading properties of aqueous media.

  • TOMADOL® 1-73B*

    *not available in the EU - Excellent wetting agents, emulsifiers and detergents that provide ease of handling and formulation.

  • TOMADOL® 1-9

    Excellent wetting agents, emulsifiers and detergents that provide ease of handling and formulation.

  • TOMADOL® 23-6.5

    Excellent wetting agents, emulsifiers and detergents that provide ease of handling and formulation.

  • TOMADOL® 25-12

    Excellent wetting agents, emulsifiers and detergents that provide ease of handling and formulation.

  • TOMADOL® 25-9

    Excellent wetting agents, emulsifiers and detergents that provide ease of handling and formulation.

  • TOMADOL® 45-13

    Excellent wetting agents, emulsifiers and detergents that provide ease of handling and formulation.

  • TOMADOL® 45-7

    Excellent wetting agents, emulsifiers and detergents that provide ease of handling and formulation.

  • TOMAMINE® Acid Thickener

    Cationic surfactant designed to build viscosity in acid media

  • TOMAMINE® ALKSUR

    Dipropionate Amphoteric.

  • TOMAMINE® AMPH12*

    *not available in the EU - A biodegradable, low foaming, hydrotroping surfactant, designed for use in alkaline or acid cleaning formulations.

  • TOMAMINE® AMPH400*

    *not available in the EU - A biodegradable, low foaming, hydrotroping surfactant, designed for use in alkaline or acid cleaning formulations.

  • TOMAMINE® Amphoteric LH

    A biodegradable, low foaming, hydrotroping surfactant, designed for use in alkaline or acid cleaning formulations

  • TOMAMINE® AMPHSC*

    *not available in the EU - Coupling Agent.

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