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MARLOX OP1

MARLOX OP 1 is a fatty alcohol alkoxylate suitable as wetting and degreasing agent.

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Properties

Product Characteristics
Physical Form
Liquid
Appearance
Clear liquid
Shelf Life
36 months
Typical Properties
Value
Unit
Test Method
Average Molecular Weight
740.0
g/mol
Cloud Point (1% in water)
36-38
°C
RCM 3646
Color
max. 100
APHA
RCM 3668
Density (at 25°C)
993.0
kg/m3
ASTM D7042
Flash Point
min. 125
°C
ASTM D 93
Free Water (Karl Fischer)
max. 0.50
%mass
RCM 3804
pH (5%)
4-7
RCM 3645
Pour Point
max. -9
°C
ASTM D97
Viscosity (at 25°C)
64.0
cSt
ASTM D7042
Viscosity (at 40°C)
34.0
cSt
ASTM D7042

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Technical product information

Recommended Uses and Known Applications
  • MARLOX OP-1 is a very low foaming wetting agent, used in formulations for textile processing (pre-treatment and dyeing) and textile finishing where the foam formation cannot be controlled with standard non-ionic alcohol ethoxylates.
  • In detergency field MARLOX OP-1 is used primary low foaming surfactant and rinse aid agent in Automatic Dish Washing.
  • MARLOX OP-1 is also used as wetting agent with very low foaming profile in Hard Surface Cleaners formulations and I&I field as well.
  • MARLOX OP-1 can be used in extreme agitated systems like e.g. in jet dying, due to its low foaming behaviour.
Storage And Handling
  • MARLOX OP-1 should preferably be stored in stainless steel tanks.
  • It is suggested to keep the product at temperature below 30°C, it is preferable to avoid heating above 50°C and to store under nitrogen in order to minimise yellowish phenomena.
  • MARLOX OP-1 is a clear liquid at room temperature it becomes a solid wax at temperature lower than 0°C. Improvement of appearance and handling at low temperature can be achieved by mixing the product with 5 weight% water to obtain a clear liquid up to a temperature about -10 °C.
  • MARLOX OP-1 is soluble in water at room temperature at any concentration.
  • Shelf-life is 36 months from production date for product in its original and sealed packaging.
Packaging Information
MARLOX OP-1 is generally supplied in drums, details on available packaging can be obtained from sales department.

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