Niaproof® 08

Niaproof Anionic Surfactant 08 (NAS08) is an excellent wetting agent for a variety of household, industrial, and agriculture applications. It is DFE approved and is featured with excellent stability in the presences of acids, alkalis, and chlorinated solutions.
Product Overview

These highly versatile alcohol sulfates offer high solubilizing power in electrolytes as well as wetting, dispersing, penetrating, spreading, emulsifying, and detergent properties. They perform well in high and low pH environments and are formaldehyde-free and biodegradable.

NIAPROOF® 08 (NAS-08) is an anionic surfactant that is based on sodium 2-Ethylhexyl Sulfate (2-EHS). It is an excellent additive for improved wetting and penetration, especially in strong acidic and alkaline solutions. It is also highly stable in concentrated bleaching solutions. A dosage of 0.25-0.75% is recommended for initial trials of NIAPROOF® 08.

In Pharmaceuticals, NIAPROOF® enhances the bactericidal properties of common antiseptics, particularly those that are acidic. Their surface activity and wetting power are useful in such applications as rapid fixing of histological specimens, increasing the efficiency of tuberculosis antiseptic solutions, and enhancing the activity of penicillin when it is used as a topical remedy. NIAPROOF® Anionic Surfactant 08 is important in penicillin manufacture for breaking undesired emulsions.

Product Specifications
Na 2-Ethylhexyl Sulfate: 38:5 - 40.5%, by wt.
Alkalinity: 0.4 - 0.8% by wt. as Na2CO3
Solubility in NaOH: No turbidity
Iron: 0.5 ppm (Max)
Separation Test: Homogeneous from 10°C -4 0°C
Dilution Test (% Light Transmission): 90%
Color: 100 Platinum-Cobalt,
Odor: Mild
Primary Chemistry: 2-ethylhexyl sulfate (40% active)
Features & Benefits
Anionic and formaldehyde free
Biodegradable and CleanGredient certified
Superior low foaming and excellent wetting
Stable across broad pH ranges
Stable in the presence of concentrated bleaching solutions
Design For the Environment (DFE) EPA approved
Carries the following regulatory clearances:

- 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
Problems Solved
Anionic surfactants' poor stability and breakdown in strong acid and alkaline solution
Insufficient penetration and low wetting performance of typical anionic surfactants
CleanGredients or design for the environment (DFE) clearances are required for surfactants in particular formulations
Limited or no stability of surfactants in concentrated bleach solutions
EPA clearance required for use in adjuvants and crop protection formulations
Insufficient HLB value of solubility of wetting surfactants

Household and industrial cleaners
Crop protection products, including adjuvants and pesticides
Metal processing and surface preparations
Carpet cleaning and wallpaper penetrants
Fruit and vegetable wash
Pickling and cleaning solutions
Paint strippers and water-based coatings
Printing inks and fountain solutions
Pharmaceuticals, Penicillin manufacturing, antiseptics solutions, and topical remedies