Emulsion polymerisation

The most important application in this field is the use of surfactants for the production of plastics and polymer dispersions by emulsion polymerisation. Surfactants have an important role in the emulsion polymerization processes; formation of micelles, stabilising the monomer droplets and the polymerized latex particles.

Unger UFAPOL range is composed of high quality anionic emulsifiers with specifications particularly accommodated for the high requirements of the emulsion polymerisation industry. The UFAPOL range is characterised by low levels of electrolyte and non-reacted material, very low levels of bi-products, consistent and well-defined raw material sources, light colour, pH and electrolyte tolerance and they are readily biodegradable.

Anionic emulsifiers like alkyl sulphates are distinguished by particularly good polymerisation behaviour and by the formation of fine-particle polymer dispersions. Alkyl ether sulphates are more soluble in water and are largely unaffected by water hardness. The growing preference for non-aromatic emulsifiers is leading increasingly to the replacement of alkyl phenol ether sulphates by alkyl ether sulphates.

Product nameChemical compositionAppearance @ RTActive content
Surfactants for the emulsion polymerization processes
Ufapol EPL 25 Linear Alkyl Benzene Sulphonate, sodium salt Viscous liquid ~ 25%
Ufapol EPB 22 Branched Sodium Alkylbenzene Sulfphonate Viscous liquid ~ 22%
Ufapol SAS 911 Sodium Alkyl Sulphate Pale straw liquid ~ 38%
Ufapol SLS 30 Sodium Lauryl Sulphate Pale straw liquid ~ 30%
Ufapol TEP 2 Sodium Lauryl Sulphate Needle ~ 95%
Ufapol TEP 2 P Sodium Lauryl Sulphate Powder ~ 95%
Ufapol TEP 460 Sodium Alkyl Sulphate  Needle  ~ 94%
Ufapol EPN 2 Fatty alcohol ether sulphate, sodium salt Pale straw liquid ~ 27%
Ufapol EPO 3 Fatty alcohol ether sulphate, sodium salt Pale straw liquid ~ 28%
Ufapol EPO 7 Fatty alcohol ether sulphate, sodium salt Clear straw liquid ~ 25%
Ufacid K Linear Alkylbenzene Sulphonic Acid Liquid ~ 97%
Ufacid KI Linear Alkylbenzene Sulphonic Acid Liquid ~ 97%
Ufacid TPB Branched Sodium Alkylbenzene Sulfphonate Liquid ~ 96%



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