Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylate

Physical & Technical Data

RHUCHEM offers high purity alcohol ethoxylates . Both Natural and Synthetic alcohol ethoxylates are offered. Products are of high purity and substantially of low moisture and dioxane contents.

RHUCHEM offers products from 1 EO Mole – 100 Moles as per specific requirement of customer and product further can be adjusted to a very specific requirement of parameter by the customer.


  • RHUCHEM LA series based on C12-14 alcohol ethoxylate (Lauryl Myristyl Alcohol Ethoxylate)
  • RHUCHEM LE series based on C12 alcohol ethoxylate (Lauryl alcohol -98 % ) (Lauryl Alcohol Ethoxylate)
  • RHUCHEM LSA series based on C12-18 alcohol ethoxylate (Lauryl Stearyl Alcohol Ethoxylate)
  • RHUCHEM LOA series based on C12-15 alcohol ethoxylate
  • RHUCHEM LTA series based on C12-13 alcohol ethoxylate
  • RHUCHEM DA series based on C10 Alcohol ethoxylate (Decyl Alcohol Ethoxylate)
  • RHUCHEM TA series based on Tridecanol, a synthetic branched chain C13 Alcohol (Tridecyl Alcohol Ethoxylate)
  • RHUCHEM ODA series based on C8-10 alcohol ethoxylate
  • RHUCHEM NUA series based on C9-11 alcohol ethoxylate
  • RHUCHEM UDA series based on C11 alcohol ethoxylate (undecyl alcohol)
  • RHUCHEM UMOA series based on C11-14-15 alcohol ethoxylate
  • RHUCHEM MOA series based on C14-15 alcohol ethoxylate
  • RHUCHEM MA series based on C14 Alcohol ethoxylate (Myristyl Alcohol)
  • RHUCHEM CSA series based on C16-18 Alcohol ethoxylate (Cetostearyl Alcohol Ethoxylate - Cetreth)
  • RHUCHEM CA series based on C16 alcohol ethoxylate (Cetyl Alcohol Ethoxylate)
  • RHUCHEM SA series based on C18 alcohol ethoxylate (Stearyl Alcohol Ethoxylate)
  • RHUCHEM SBA series based on C18-22 F alcohol ethoxylate
  • RHUCHEM BA series based on C22 alcohol ethoxylate (Behenyl Alcohol Ethoxylate)
  • RHUCHEM OA series based on Oleyl Alcohol ethoxylate (Oleyl Alcohol Ethoxylate)  
  • RHUCHEM OCA series based on Oleylcetyl Alcohol ethoxylate (Oleyl Cetyl Alcohol Ethoxylate)
  • RHUCHEM OCCA series based on Oleylcetyl Alcohol ethoxylate (80/85)



Industry wise Application

RHU CHEM surfactants are used by a variety of industries as diverse as cosmetics and steel manufacture Such as :

  • Antistatic Agents
  • Plasticisers
  • Detergents
  • Scouring agents
  • Dispersants
  • Solubilises
  • Emulsifiers
  • Wetting Agents
  • Levelling Agents



Hard surface cleaners are usually on acidic or alkaline systems and therefore necessitate a surfactant which is chemically stable at extreme pH. RHU CHEM are often preferred in these cases because of their stability and relatively low foaming properties. High wetting and detergency are imparted to the product. The highest solubility, wetting and detergency properties are found in the RHU CHEM TA range, making them suitable surfactants for detergent and cleaner formulations.

RHU CHEM are effective emulsifiers and dispersing agents for many of the solvents used in liquid cleaners and degreasers. RHU CHEM OA5 is most effective.

The diverse properties of RHU CHEM suggest their use in many other cleaners, such as liquid detergents, metal cleaners, car. Washing compounds, dairy and glass cleaners. They can be employed alone or in conjunction with anionic; cationic or other non-ionic surfactants.

Nonionic surfactants can deactivates certain bactericides and RHU CHEM should not be employed in germicidal cleaners based on phenolics such as PCMX or DCMX.


Polyethoxlated fatty alcohols are used as intermediates in the manufacture of other surfactants eg. alkyl ether sulphates - a group of high foaming detergents used by many industries.

They are also the precursors of alkyl ether phosphates, a versatile class of anionic detergents, wetting and emulsifying agents.


RHU CHEM OA3 and OA5 are effective emulsifiers for oil based and EP additives used in rolling oils and cutting fluids.

Metal pickling baths require surfactants of high wetting ability and RHU CHEM TA10 or TA15 may be employed.

The 5 molar adducts of the RHU CHEM range are useful wetting agents for pressing lubricants.

Good surface wetting is also important in maximizing the performance of metal grinding fluids and members of the RHU CHEM TA range are suitable. Improved performance here can be achieved by combining RHU CHEM TA with the triethanolamine salt or tridecyl ester phosphates.

Combinations of RHU CHEM and alkyl ether phosphates produce excellent, non-corrosive emulsifiers and confer improved EP properties to metal working fluids.



RHU CHEM have many applications in the processing of textile; they are used as lubricants, and as emulsifying, antistatic, scouring, wetting, dye levelling agents and lime soap dispersants.

RHU CHEM are effective at all temperatures their cloud point, through maximum wetting is observed in conditions just below this critical temperature.

The more water soluble members of the range are useful detergents, wetting agents and dye levelling agents in both acidic and alkaline solutions and in environments where ionic’s are unsuitable.

Textile oils and fibre lubricants can be emulsified by products within the RHU CHEM LA, OA and CSA series. They may also impart lubricity and antistatic properties to the finish.


Absorbency and rewetting characteristics of paper towelling can be improved by the addition of a suitable RHU CHEM during processing.



The higher molar adducts of the RHU CHEM TA range aid the wetting down of dust in mines, quarries, mills and chimneys.


Animal glues are improved by the increased wetting properties by RHU CHEM TA10 GUAR GUM : CSA-23 IS BEST SOFTENER FOR GUAR GUM


The 20 molar ethoxylates of cetostearyl, oleyl and tridecyl alcohol’s are suitable surfactants for the emulsion polymerisation of vinyl resins. These RHU CHEM also wet and effectively stabilise rubber latex.


RHU CHEM are excellent emulsifiers for wax/solvent combinations and can be used in many types of polish formulations, including dry brites. RHU CHEM CSA15, CSA20, OA15 and OA20 are particularly effective emulsifiers for many natural and synthetic waxes.


RHU CHEM used alone or in conjunction with anionic, cationic or other nonionic surfactants, are suitable emulsifiers and wetting agents for herbicides and pesticides etc. The choice of surfactant depends to a large extent on the solvent carrier and the active compound to be emulsified.


The RHU CHEM CSA and OA and LA series are general purpose emulsifying agents and are used extensively in cosmetic and pharmaceutical emulsion systems. Self-emulsifying wax bases can be produced by combining RHU CHEM CSA20 or RHU CHEM CSA15 with cetostearyl alcohol.

Note: Above RHU CHEM Range are the running products. We can produce higher moles on customer specific demand and specifications can be altered as per customer requirement.