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Secondary Surfactants

Secondary Surfactants

By combining a primary with a secondary surfactant, you can achieve properties of a formulation that is difficult to do when using a primary surfactant alone.

Our range includes:


EMPIGEN® Alkyl and Alkylamidopropyl Betaines

EMPIGEN® BB

Lauryl Betaine

Amphoteric co-surfactant. Compatible with anionics, non-ionics and cationics. Efficient foam booster and stabilizer. Good tolerance to hard water and soap. Useful thickening properties. Chemically and physically stable over a wide pH range.

EMPIGEN® BB/HP

Lauryl Betaine (Low salt)

Amphoteric co-surfactant. Compatible with anionics, non-ionics and cationics. Efficient foam booster and stabilizer. Good tolerance to hard water and soap. Chemically and physically stable over a wide pH range. NaCl content is below 0,5%. Compatible with electrolyte sensitive ingredients.

EMPIGEN® BS/FE

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Amphoteric co-surfactant. Compatible with anionics, non-ionics and cationics. Efficient foam booster and stabilizer. Good tolerance to hard water and soap. Useful thickening properties. Chemically and physically stable over a wide pH range. Methanol and glycerol free.

EMPIGEN® BS/FE/MB

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Mass Balance RSPO certified. Amphoteric co-surfactant. Compatible with anionics, non-ionics and cationics. Efficient foam booster and stabilizer. Good tolerance to hard water and soap. Useful thickening properties. Chemically and physically stable over a wide pH range. Methanol and glycerol free.

EMPIGEN® BS/H50

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Amphoteric co-surfactant. Compatible with anionics, non-ionics and cationics. Efficient foam booster and stabilizer. Good tolerance to hard water and soap. Useful thickening properties. Chemically and physically stable over a wide pH range. Higher CAPB content. Free from methanol, glycerol and additives that may give undesired side effects during formulation work.

EMPIGEN® BS/H50/MB

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Mass Balance RSPO certified. Amphoteric co-surfactant. Compatible with anionics, non-ionics and cationics. Efficient foam booster and stabilizer. Good tolerance to hard water and soap. Useful thickening properties. Chemically and physically stable over a wide pH range. Higher CAPB content. Free from methanol, glycerol and additives that may give undesired side effects during formulation work.

EMPIGEN® BS/HI

Cocamidopropyl Betaine

Amphoteric co-surfactant. Compatible with anionics, non-ionics and cationics. Efficient foam booster and stabilizer. Good tolerance to hard water and soap. Useful thickening properties. Chemically and physically stable over a wide pH range. Methanol and glycerol free. Neutral pH. Preservative: Methylisothiazolinone (and) Benzylisothiazolinone.


EMPIGEN® Alkyl Amphoacetates and Amphodiacetates

EMPIGEN® CDL 30/J/35

Sodium Lauroamphoacetate

Amphoteric co-surfactant. Compatible with anionic, non-ionic and cationic surfactants. Good quality of foam even with soap and hard water. Outstanding mildness. Potential to form ion-pair complexes and increase the performance of cationic surfactants. Foam profile and viscosity response are influenced by pH.

EMPIGEN® CDL 60/P

Sodium Lauroamphoacetate

Amphoteric co-surfactant. Compatible with anionic, non-ionic and cationic surfactants. Good quality of foam even with soap and hard water. Outstanding mildness. Potential to form ion-pair complexes and increase the performance of cationic surfactants. Foam profile and viscosity response are influenced by pH.

EMPIGEN® CDR 60

Sodium Cocoamphoacetate

Amphoteric co-surfactant. Compatible with anionic, non-ionic and cationic surfactants. Good quality of foam even with soap and hard water. Outstanding mildness. Potential to form ion-pair complexes and increase the performance of cationic surfactants. Foam profile and viscosity response are influenced by pH.

EMPIGEN® 5151

Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate

Amphoteric co-surfactant. Compatible with anionic, non-ionic and cationic surfactants. Good quality of foam even with soap and hard water. Outstanding mildness. Potential to form ion-pair complexes and increase the performance of cationic surfactants. Foam profile and viscosity response are influenced by pH.

EMPIGEN® 5151/MB

Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate

Mass Balance RSPO certified. Amphoteric co-surfactant. Compatible with anionic, non-ionic and cationic surfactants. Good quality of foam even with soap and hard water. Outstanding mildness. Potential to form ion-pair complexes and increase the performance of cationic surfactants. Foam profile and viscosity response are influenced by pH.

EMPIGEN® CDR 2M

Sodium Cocoamphoacetate (and) Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate

Amphoteric co-surfactant. Compatible with anionic, non-ionic and cationic surfactants. Good quality of foam even with soap and hard water. Outstanding mildness. Potential to form ion-pair complexes and increase the performance of cationic surfactants. Foam profile and viscosity response are influenced by pH.

EMPIGEN® CDR 2M/MB

Sodium Cocoamphoacetate (and) Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate

Mass Balance RSPO certified. Amphoteric co-surfactant. Compatible with anionic, non-ionic and cationic surfactants. Good quality of foam even with soap and hard water. Outstanding mildness. Potential to form ion-pair complexes and increase the performance of cationic surfactants. Foam profile and viscosity response are influenced by pH.


EMPICOL® Alkyl Ether Carboxylic Acids and Salts

EMPICOL® CVE

Capryleth-6 Carboxylic Acid

Anionic surfactant. Low foaming. Good wetting agent. Highly compatible with electrolytes, oxidizing agents, acid and alkali. Excellent lime scum removal properties.

EMPICOL® CBJ

Laureth-11 Carboxylic Acid

Anionic surfactant. High volume and high-quality foam profile also in hard water. Good detergency. Good dermatology. Highly compatible with electrolytes, oxidizing agents, acid and alkali. Hydrotropic effect. Excellent lime scum removal properties.

EMPICOL® CED 5

Laureth-5 Carboxylic Acid

Anionic surfactant. High volume and high-quality foam profile also in hard water. Good detergency. Good dermatology. Highly compatible with electrolytes, oxidizing agents, acid and alkali. Excellent lime soap dispersing properties.

EMPICOL® CED 5S

Sodium Laureth-5 Carboxylate

Anionic surfactant. High volume and high-quality foam profile also in hard water. Good detergency. Good dermatology. Highly compatible with electrolytes, oxidizing agents, acid and alkali. Excellent lime soap dispersing properties. Preservative: Methylchloroisothiazolinone (and)
Methylisothiazolinone.


EMPICOL® Alkyl Ether Sulfosuccinates and EMPIMIN® Alkyl Sulfosuccinates

EMPICOL® SDD/Y

Disodium Laureth-3 Sulfosuccinate

Anionic surfactant is exceptionally mild to skin. Used in conjunction with anionic, nonionic and amphoteric surfactants. Good foaming characteristics. Formulating range of pH 5-8. Good tolerance to hard water. Low salt viscosity response. Preservative: Methylchloroisothiazolinone (and) Methylisothiazolinone.

EMPIMIN® OP 70

Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate (and) Propylene Glycol

Anionic surfactant with excellent wetting over abroad temperature range. Excellent emulsification properties. Excellent dispersing effect both in aqueous and non-aqueous dispersions. Good foaming characteristics. Hydrotropic effect. Anti-fog properties on glass and acrylates.

EMPIMIN® OT

Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate (and) Ethanol

Anionic surfactant with excellent wetting over abroad temperature range. Excellent emulsification properties. Excellent dispersing effect both in aqueous and non-aqueous dispersions. Good foaming characteristics. Hydrotropic effect. Anti-fog properties on glass and acrylates.


EMPIGEN® Amine Oxides

EMPIGEN® OB

Lauramine Oxide

Cationic surfactant in acidic conditions. Non-ionic in neutral and alkaline systems. A combination with primary anionic surfactants gives excellent detergency. Good thickening and foam boosting properties. Reduces potential irritation of anionics. Chemically stable to acid, alkali and oxidants.

EMPIGEN® OB/MB

Lauramine Oxide

Mass Balance RSPO certified. Cationic surfactant in acidic conditions. Non-ionic in neutral and alkaline systems. A combination with primary anionic surfactants gives excellent detergency. Good thickening and foam boosting properties. Reduces potential irritation of anionics. Chemically stable to acid, alkali and oxidants.

EMPIGEN® OD

C12-18 Alkyldimethylamine Oxide

Cationic surfactant in acidic conditions. Non-ionic in neutral and alkaline systems. A combination with primary anionic surfactants gives excellent detergency. Good thickening and foam boosting properties. Reduces potential irritation of anionics. Chemically stable to acid, alkali and oxidants. Ideal for thickened bleach systems.

EMPIGEN® OD/MB

C12-18 Alkyldimethylamine Oxide

Mass Balance RSPO certified. Cationic surfactant in acidic conditions. Non-ionic in neutral and alkaline systems. A combination with primary anionic surfactants gives excellent detergency. Good thickening and foam boosting properties. Reduces potential irritation of anionics. Chemically stable to acid, alkali and oxidants. Ideal for thickened bleach systems.

EMPIGEN® OH 25

Myristamine Oxide

Cationic surfactant in acidic conditions. Non-ionic in neutral and alkaline systems. Combination with primary anionic surfactants gives excellent detergency. Good thickening and foam boosting properties. Reduces potential irritation of anionics. Chemically stable to acid, alkali and oxidants.

EMPIGEN® OS/A

Cocamidopropyl Amine Oxide

Cationic surfactant in acidic conditions. Non-ionic in neutral and alkaline systems. Combination with primary anionic surfactants gives excellent detergency. Good thickening and foam boosting properties. Reduces potential irritation of anionics. Chemically stable to acid and alkali.