Science Behind Technology

Desmet Ballestra can offer its technological and formulative know-how in the field of amphoterics and cationics surfactants by means of a multipurpose batch system, designed to ensure high operational flexibility.

The multipurpose plant is suitable for the production of:

Class of surfactant

Preparation method

Applications

Alkanolamides

Condensation of fatty acid with amines (MEA or DEA) and DIMAPA

Co-surfactant used as foam stability aid and thickener in liquid detergents

Fatty amine oxides

Oxidation of tertiary alkyl-amines with hydrogen peroxide

Co-surfactant used as foam stability aid and thickener in liquid detergents

Amido-alkyl betaines

Amido-amine alkylation with MCA and neutralization with alkali

Foam boosters in personal care and cosmetic products

Moreover, the system can be tailored to customers’ requirements to produce other categories of surfactants used in personal care detergents.

Multipurpose Plant Block diagram