Definitions for "SURFACTANT"
A foaming and cleansing agent. We use primarily decyl polyglucose (which is derived from corn and coconut oils) in combination with other plant-based cleansers. They are very mild and make suds that are rich and creamy. Decyl polyglucose is a fatty polyglycoside prepared by reacting cornstarch glucose with natural fatty alcohol. Sodium Laurel Sulfate or Sodium Laureth Sulfate are the most common surfactants found in personal care. There are many rumors that these ingredients cause cancer. Even though these rumors are unsubstantiated, we don't use them because they are cheap detergents that can be irritating to skin and eyes.
Detergent-like substance that keeps small air sacs in the lungs from collapsing.
a mixture of substances secreted by the air sacs of the lungs that prevents the air sacs from collapsing during exhalation
a chemical whose molecules have a hydrophobic segment and a hydrophilic segment
a large molecule with one area in one liquid and another area in another
a molecule that contains a polar portion and a nonpolar portion
a soapy additive used so glyphosate can stick to and penetrate plants
Keywords:  tack, polymer, curing, resin, modify
Chemicals used to modify or change the surface of a layer of resin or polymer. Usually used to form a film on a curing resin, producing a tack-free surface.