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NIAPROOF® FOR CLEANING & AGRICULTURE APPLICATIONS

What is NIAPROOF®?

NIAPROOF® products are sulfate-based, sodium salt anionic surfactants from Niacet. They are known to provide high wetting performance and excellent stability, which makes it ideal for many applications, especially when a low foaming surfactant is required.

NIAPROOF® surfactants are featured with one of the highest HLB values in the market. This enables the surfactant to exhibit improved solubility and exceptional stability across a broad PH range and in the presence of acids, alkalis, and oxidizing agents. The products are typically used in applications where improved solution stability and enhanced wetting are required.

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NIAPROOF® 08 (NAS-08) is an anionic surfactant based on a 40% aqueous solution of sodium 2-ethylhexyl sulfate (2-EHS). It is an excellent wetting additive due to its exceptional stability in strong acid and alkaline solutions for enhanced solubility, dispersion, and penetration.

NAS-08 is also one of the few anionic surface-active agents that are stable in the presence of concentrated bleaching solutions.


Recommended Level of Use: 
  • ​ A concentration of 0.25-0.75% is recommended for initial trials.


Regulatory Clearances: 

  • NIAPROOF® 08 is the only 2-EHS product on the market that is EPA registered and NSF certified as a CleanGredients and Design For the Environment (DFE).

  • ​FDA § 173.315: Washing or assisting the lye peeling of fruits and vegetables, followed by a water rinse (maximum concentration of 0.2% on a contained basis or 0.5% max as supplied).

  • FDA § 175.105: Component of adhesives used in articles intended for packaging and transporting.

  • FDA § 176.170: Component of paper and paperboard in contact with fatty and aqueous foods provided that surfaces comply with extractive limitations.

  • EPA § 180.100 1-c: Inert ingredients for use in formulations applied to crops or post-harvest raw agricultural commodities.

  • EPA § 180.100-e: Inert ingredients for use in formulations applied to animals.
     

 
    

NIAPROOF® 4 (NAS-4) is an anionic surfactant based on a 27% aqueous solution of sodium tetradecyl sulfate (TDS) and is designed with enhanced solubility for improved penetration when used in low solids solutions.

It exhibits unique enzymatic properties that make it ideal for enzyme-containing products as it will not break down or affect the performance of the enzymes.

 

Recommended Level Of Use:

  • When used as a penetrant, NAS-4 provides rapid saturation of densely packed materials, such as baled cotton, wood, and paper at concentrations of 0.5-1.0%.

  • For improved wetting efficiency, NIAPROOF® 4 to be used at 0.1 to 0.5%.


Regulatory Clearances:

  • FDA § 175.105: Component of adhesives used in articles intended for packaging and transporting.

  • FDA § 176.1210: Component of closures with sealing gaskets for food containers.

  • EPA § 180.1001-c: Inert ingredients for use in formulations applied to crops or post-harvest raw agricultural commodities.

  • EPA § 180.100-e: Inert ingredients for use in formulations applied to animals.
     

NIAPROOF® Uses and Benefits

Household Cleaning Applications

  • NIAPROOF® products are commonly used in a variety of household & industrial cleaners for their excellent penetration and to eliminate much of the work involved in scrubbing and manual cleaning.

  • NIAPROOF® also provides superior cleaning performance when used in wallpaper penetrants.

  • It is also an excellent choice for use in carpet cleaning products as NIAPROOF® 08 does not recoil carpets as lauryl sulfates do.

Industrial Cleaning Applications

  • NIAPROOF® is an ideal choice for use in acid-based cleaners and descalers that are typically utilized in metal cleaning applications, dairy production and rust removal applications.

  • In metal finishing applications, NIAPROOF® is added to alkalis to improve the cleaning performance and provide a clean surface that is suitable for plating or spraying.

  • It is also used in electronic cleaners and plating applications to decrease the surface tension of the electrolytic solution and accelerate the release of the hydrogen byproducts.

  • NIAPROOF® 04 is used in plating applications to dissolve impurities, eliminate pitting, and decrease the surface tension of the bath.

Fruit & Vegetable Wash and Agriculture Applications

  • ​NIAPROOF® 08 is an excellent choice for adjuvants, crop protection products and pest control formulations.

  • ​NIAPROOF® 08 is approved for use in fruit and vegetable wash for faster peeling while removing soil and microorganism contaminants.

  • In pickling applications, it provides a uniform pickling solution, reduces the amount of acid required for pickling, and accelerates the pickling process for high productivity.

  • It can also be used as a coupling agent for inorganic salts that are used in making the fruit and vegetable washing solutions.

 

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