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Fluorosurfactants for Wetting and Leveling  

The following list of fluorosurfactants is offered by Chemguard, Inc. for use in water-based and solvent based formulations such as coatings, cleaners and inks. These products are not suitable for use as oil and grease repellants for paper treatment nor are they suitable for use in fire fighting foams. When considering the use of these products as replacements in existing formulas, proper evaluation is advised.

Stable over a broad pH range including acid environments. Useful in photographic papers, emulsion polymerization and general coatings.  

% active and diluents present
25% active. 62% water, 10% hexylene glycol, 3% tetramethylene sulfone

Type
Description
Soluble in
Tendency to foam in water
Surface
Tension
Amphoteric
alkyl amino acid fluorosurfactant
Water
Moderate

21 Dynes

Comparable 3M Fluorad Product
FC-100

MSDS Sheet

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Effective in both alkaline and acidic formulations. Good wetting and leveling on low energy surfaces.

% active and diluents present
45% active. 38.3% water, 15% hexylene glycol, 1.7% magnesium sulfate

Type
Description
Soluble in
Tendency to foam in water
Surface
Tension
Anionic
alkyl sodium sulfonate fluorosurfactant
Water
High

20 Dynes

Comparable 3M Fluorad Product
FC94, FC-95, FC-98 FC-99, FC-120, FC-129 FC-143

MSDS Sheet

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Excellent solubility and surface wetting in high pH (alkaline) formulations. Useful in caustic cleaning solutions.

% active and diluents present
30% active. 10% hexylene glycol, 57% water, 3% sodium chloride

Type
Description
Soluble in
Tendency to foam in water
Surface
Tension
Cationic
alkylammonium chloride fluorosurfactant
Water
High

29 Dynes

Comparable 3M Fluorad Product
FC-93, FC-94, FC-95, FC-98, FC-99, FC-135

MSDS Sheet

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Excellent wetting, spreading, flow and leveling. Low dynamic and equilibrium surface tension. Useful in water and solvent based coatings.

% active and diluents present
45% active. 34% isopropanol, 18% alkyl ployoxyethylene, 3% water

Type
Description
Soluble in
Tendency to foam in water
Surface
Tension
Nonionic
polyoxyethylene fluorosurfactant
water, alcohols and most ketones
Not Tested

21 Dynes

Comparable 3M Fluorad Product
FC-430, FC-431, FC-171, FC-740

MSDS Sheet

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Reduced foaming with excellent wetting. Recommended for water based paints and coatings to improve surface wetting, spreading, flow and leveling.

% active and diluents present
48.4% active. 9.5% hexylene glycol, 39% water, 2% inorganic salts

Type
Description
Soluble in
Tendency to foam in water
Surface
Tension
Anionic
blend of fluoro and silicone surfactants
dispersible in water, 6.2% soluble in methanol, 6.4% soluble in butyl carbitol
Low

16 Dynes

Comparable 3M Fluorad Product

MSDS Sheet

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