The term surfactant refers to “Surface active agent”. Various Taminco molecules are used as intermediates for the production of surfactants. Surfactants are usually organic compounds containing both hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups and as a result, are soluble in both organic solvents and water.
DMAPA is mainly used for the production of cocoamidopropyl betaine (CAPB) and is one of the most amphoteric surfactants on the market. DMAPA is obtained from the reaction between DMA and Acrylonitrile.
DIMLA (Dimethyllaurylamine) is an alkyldimethylamine produced by Taminco, starting from DMA and fatty alcohol. The product, also known as "tertiary amine", finds applications in derivatives like quats, N-oxides, betaines and sulfobetaines used in the formulation of detergents, fabric softeners, biocides,...
Amietol® M11 (MMEA) and Amietol® M12 (MDEA) can be used for the production of esterquats, as a precursor for fabric softeners and optical brigtheners. Additionally Amietol® M11 is used in electrodeposition coatings and as pharmaceutical intermediate.
Surfactants are widely used in household applications (detergents, fabric softeners) as well as cosmetics and personal care products (shampoos, bath foams, skin care products etc.).
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