MERPOL® A

MERPOL® A is an alcohol phosphate-based surfactant that provides improved wetting and low foaming properties.
Product Overview
MERPOL® A is a low foaming surfactant that provides broad functionalities for a wide range of industrial and consumer applications. It is mainly used for surface tension reduction, leveling, and viscosity modification. It also can be used as an anti-foaming agent in coatings, cleaners, and paper processing applications.
Product Specifications
% Active: 100
Cloud Point, °C: <25
CMC,: 0 mg/l
Density: 1.07 g/ml
Draves Wetting, sec @ 25°C: 0.1
Flash Point, PMCC,: 138°C
Form @ 25°C: Liquid
Freeze Point: -28°C
HLB: 6.7
Pour Point: -29°C
Specific Gravity @ 25°C: 1.07
Surface Tension: 26.0 mN/m
Viscosity, cps @ 25°C: 90
RVOC, U.S. EPA %: 0
Primary Chemistry: Alcohol Phosphate Surfactant
Features & Benefits
Low foaming
Reduced surface tension
Improved wetting and emulsifying properties
Enhanced leveling properties
Viscosity modification
Problems Solved
Foam generated during manufacturing and application of coatings, inks, and adhesives that is caused by a surfactant.
Poor wetting and leveling due to a high surface tension of water based formulation.
Applications
Paints and coatings
Printing Inks
Chemical manufacturing processes
Metal Processing
Oil and Gas
Plastic and elastomers manufacturing
Textile and synthetic fibers processing
Personal care and cosmetics
Paper and tissue processing
Cleaners and soap formulations