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Chemical Family: Alcohol Alkoxylates, Ethers, Alcohol Ethoxylates
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Safety Data Sheet
MARLOX OP1 Safety Data Sheet
MARLOX OP1 Safety Data Sheet
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MARLOX OP1 Technical Data Sheet
MARLOX OP1 Technical Data Sheet
Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

Applications & Uses

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.


Physical Form
Clear liquid
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Average Molecular Weight740.0g/mol-
Cloud Point (1% in water)36-38°CRCM 3646
Colormax. 100APHARCM 3668
Density (at 25°C)993.0kg/m3ASTM D7042
Flash Pointmin. 125°CASTM D 93
Free Water (Karl Fischer)max. 0.50%massRCM 3804
pH (5%)4-7-RCM 3645
Pour Pointmax. -9°CASTM D97
Viscosity (at 25°C)64.0cStASTM D7042
Viscosity (at 40°C)34.0cStASTM D7042

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Packaging Information
MARLOX OP-1 is generally supplied in drums, details on available packaging can be obtained from sales department.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
36 months
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.