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Wetting agents is a class of  chemical substance that increases the spreading and penetrating properties of a liquid by lowering its surface tension—that is, the tendency of its molecules to adhere to each other.

Mechanism of working of Wetting Agent:

A wetting agent is a surfactant, having both a Hydrophilic and a Hydrophobic part.

  • The air that surrounds the solid particles in an agglomerate must be substituted by liquid.
  • Wetting will take place when the surface tension of the liquid is low compared to the surface energy of the solid particles.
  •  Wetting will not occur when the surface tension of the liquid is too high.
  • Wetting agent does its job because the molecules adsorb and orient on the liquid-air interface

Types of Wetting Agents:

There are four main types of wetting agents:

  • Anionic
  • Cationic
  • Amphoteric
  • Non-ionic

TRIOWET wetting agents are polymeric and surfactant-based products  known for outstanding wetting of difficult to wet and disperse substances . TRIOWET  are generally used for construction, paints & coatings, detergents, agricultural, pharmaceuticals industries.

Benefits of TRIOWET

  • Improved wetting  of the system
  • Low foaming wetting agent also remove pinholes and other surface defects