Glossary

Alcohol ethoxylate

11.16.21

A nonionic surfactant created by adding ethylene oxide groups to a long chain (high molecular weight) alcohol.

Alcohol ethoxylates are relatively low sudsing . They possess greater resistance to water hardness than many other surfactants, i.e., are less calcium sensitive, and are effective in removing oily soils from manmade fibers and hard surfaces.