The Triton HW-1000 surfactant wetting agent from Dow Chemical Co. is formulated to meet low- and no-VOC regulatory requirements while also addressing industry requirements for faster processing. It is said to be well-suited for a range of applications, including coatings, printing and inks, metalworking fluids, cleaning, agrochemicals, and adhesives.
According to the company, the non-APE-based surfactant offers excellent wetting and leveling performance, as well as low foaming and de-foaming capabilities. It effectively reduces the surface tension of waterborne solutions under both static and dynamic statuses, making it capable of wetting various substrates and reducing defects while improving the gloss and smoothness of coating films. Triton HW-1000 can help improve solution flow in formulated systems and can add to rapid pigment dispersion.