Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab: Surfactant Testing Enables a Safer World

The synthetic detergent industry has enjoyed a boom because of the wide applications of surfactants. As the general public has leverage increasingly concerned regarding the safety and efficacy of detergent products, Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab recently announced the launch of surfactant testing services for a range of products made of non-ionic surfactants, cationic surfactants, anionic surfactants, zwitterionic surfactants, and other types of surfactants.

Consisting of a polar head group and a nonpolar hydrocarbon tail, synthetic surfactants consist of unique properties. For example, synthetic surfactants are capable of reducing interfacial tension and forming micelles. In most cases, surfactants act as detergents, wetting agents, emulsifiers, foaming agents, or dispersants.

“Based on the different charges of their headgroup, surfactants can be generally classified into four categories, i.e., non-charged, amphoteric, cationic, and anionic,” the Marketing Chief of Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab commented. “To promote the integrity of the surfactant industry, we offer a strong array of surfactant testing capabilities such as inorganic performance tests and organic performance tests. Clients can rely on us for both incredible service and credible results. As always, we aim to be your trustworthy partner for all kinds of surfactant analysis and testing.”

In general, the following items and procedures are performed accordingly throughout a typical surfactant testing project:

Inorganic Performance Testing, focuses on testing compound content, moisture, heavy metal content, ignition residue, pH value, boiling point, melting point, insoluble content, density, whiteness, sieve residue, oil absorption, particle size distribution, activation degree determination, bulk density, etc.

Organic Performance Testing, focuses on testing purity content, acidity, moisture, color, evaporation residue, crystallization point, hydroxy compound, polymerization inhibitor, peroxide, boiling point, melting point, alcohol content, density, etc.

Component Analysis, such as formulation analysis, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, chemical composition analysis, etc.

“Many years of practice in the analytical field allow our lab professionals to opt for the most appropriate testing methods and fulfill customers’ demands. With customized analysis and standard technical procedures, we work together with our customers to learn related products and make possible adjustments when needed,” the Marketing Chief further added.

All tests are carried out under the guidance of ISO and ASTM standards, including but not limited to: Determination of Anionic Surfactants, Determination of Non-Ionic Surfactants, Method for Various Anionic Surfactant Actives Detection, Method for Separation of Active Ingredient, etc.

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About Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab

Making the most of a global network of testing experts and advanced analytical equipment, Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab aspires to help its customers gain confidence and a competitive edge over the high-quality products they manufacture. As an independent lab, Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab also offers testing services for individual customer-purchased items. As for now, a comprehensive analytical testing portfolio that covers nearly every industry is readily available for clients worldwide.



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