Our surfactants — including our Airsurf range, developed in house — are ideal for use in detergents, auto care and other cleaning solutions.
We are leading UK manufacturers, suppliers & distributors of quality anionic, non-ionic, cationic & amphoteric surfactants
The word surfactant comes from the term ‘surface active agent’. Also known as wetting agents, they reduce the surface or interfacial tension of a liquid, enabling it to spread across a surface more easily.
The products in our leading range — developed in house — hold application across many industries. The two most popular categories of surfactants are anionic and non-ionic.
- Anionic surfactants include products like sodium lauryl ether sulphate (SLES). These types of surfactants contain a negative charge and are commonly used in the production of laundry products, detergents, washing up liquids and more.
- Non-ionic surfactants are commonly used in laundry and dishwasher detergents, personal care and disinfectant products. Holding no charge, these surfactants are less likely to form a soap scum. Whilst generally less effective than their anionic counterparts, non-ionic surfactants can be less effective. A common class of non-ionic surfactants are alkyl polyglucosides (APG), available in our range as Airsurf APG 0810 (60%), (62%), (70%), Airsurf APG 0814. Other popular non-ionic surfactants include Airsurf CDEG.
- Cationic surfactants are able to kill microorganisms and can be found in fabric softeners and disinfectants, but are less commonly found in household products.
- Amphoteric surfactants are the least potent type, making them more suitable for cosmetics and personal care products aimed at those with sensitive skin, including use in handwashes. They can also act as foaming agents.
We’ve written a blog post about the different types of surfactants and some of their most common uses.
As leading UK surfactant distributors, we manufacture and supply anionic, non-ionic, cationic or amphoteric solutions to meet any requirement, delivering speedily and securely across the UK. Explore our product range below and enquire with our expert team to discuss your needs.