27 April 1998 00:00 [Source: ICB Americas]AIR PRODUCTS & Chemicals Inc., has a new data sheet on its Surfynol CT-111, CT-121 and CT-131 surfactants. The products are low-foaming, solvent-free pigment grind aids for use in aqueous systems.
ICI SURFACTANTS' development associate Kevin Penfield will present a paper at the American Oil Chemists' Society symposium in Chicago. "Comparison of Surface Tension and Foaming Behavior for a Homologous Series of Alcohol Ethoxylates" is scheduled for May 13 at the Hilton and Towers. Mr. Penfield, who holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from M.I.T., has been with ICI for more than 12 years.
INNOVATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL Products says its household detergent, NOW All Purpose Cleaner, is the first to be certified as a "Clean Air Solvent" by the California South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). SCAQMD is the government agency that enforces air quality regulations for four southern California counties: Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and most of Riverside.
To qualify for the certification, NOW had to undergo laboratory analysis showing it contains no more than 50 grams per liter of volatile organic compounds, no toxic ingredients, no ingredients known to contribute to global warming or ozone depletion, and low vapor pressure.
Starting December 1, some businesses under SCAQMD jurisdiction which use certified clean air solvents will be exempt from record-keeping requirements and emissions fees. Currently, however, regulations do not cover the consumer products market.
MCINTYRE GROUP LTD. has developed a liquid form of triclosan, an antibacterial agent used in handwashes. The product, Mackstat TCN-60, has an efficacy equal to powdered triclosan but is easier and safer to handle.
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