In cationic surfactants the hydrophilic group is positively charged.
Quaternary ammonium salts is by far the most important class of our cationic surfactants: they can be obtained through quaternization of nitrogen containing hydrophobic substrate with a quaternizing agent; for example in case of a dimethyl alkyl amine.
We manage quaternization with two quaternizing agents, diethyl sulfate and benzyl chloride, and our main fatty substrates are fatty amines, fatty amines ethoxylates and fatty amides/imidazolines.
Owing to their positive charge, our cationic surfactants are able to absorb on negatively charged substrates, as most solid surfaces are at neutral pH.
The main performance properties derived from this absorption are: corrosion inhibition in the oil&gas application, softening effect in the textile applications, antistatic effect in the textile spin-finish and fibreglass production.