Intertek provides detailed characterisation of surface active agents (surfactants). A surface active agent, or surfactant, is a substance which lowers the surface tension of the medium in which it is dissolved, the interfacial tension with other phases, and is positively adsorbed at the liquid-vapour interface and other interfaces. Surfactant lower the surface tension of a liquid by spreading spontaneously over its surface.

Surface Agent and Surfactant Analytical Expertise:

  • Surfactant, surface active agent characterisation capability
  • Evaluation of surface active agents and surfactants
  • Technology to understand the effects in use of surface active agents and surfactants
  • Dispersants Analysis 
  • Surfactant Analysis 

Surface Active Agent Analysis Capabilities:

  • Comprehensive classical chemistry method analysis portfolio
  • MALDI-TOF MS, Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometry
  • Other Mass Spectrometry instrumentation
  • Chromatography, including Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
  • Surface Tension Characterisation
  • Product Identification
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