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Cationic Surfactants

A wide range of uses in detergents and cleaning products

What do we offer?

Cationic surfactants for numerous applications

In detergents, cationic surfactants increase the effect of anionic surfactants by decreasing the surface tension between water and dirt, which makes them particularly well-suited for removing grease stains. Unlike anionic surfactants, cationic surfactants can also be used in acidic environments and hard water; however, their cleaning power is weaker. They are also used as an anti-static agent and finishing agent in fabric softener.

Cationic surfactants lend their disinfecting, biocidal properties to cleaning products. Thanks to their antibacterial properties, cationic surfactants are also used as a preservative. In water treatment, cationic surfactants are used as an ion exchanger to extract demineralized water. Cationic surfactants provide excellent corrosion protection and can function as an effective demulsifier. In car washes, cationic surfactants are used as a drying aid.


Alkyl quats

ProductChemistryFormActive ContentPreservationApplication
Empigen® BAC 50Benzalkonium chlorideliquid50% --Antimicrobial surfactant
Empigen® BAC 80Benzalkonium chlorideliquid80% --Antimicrobial surfactant
Empigen® HBC 40Hydroxyethyl laurdimoniumchlorideliquid40% --Antistatic quaternary surfactant
Apriquat HD 29%Hexadecyltrimethyl ammoniumchlorideliquid29% --Antistatic quaternary surfactant, thickener


ProductChemistryFormActive ContentPreservationApplication
Activemol Glycerine CarbonateHydroxymethyl dioxolanonliquid100% --Humectant
Activemol Propylene CarbonatePropylen carbonateeliquid100% --Humectant
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Tobias Hollmann
Vice Head of Sales Specialty Chemicals

+49 521 / 3037-130

Empigen® is a registered trademark of Innospec Inc.