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Emulsogen COL 020

Low foaming emulsifier with corrosion inhibiting properties

Edition Date :
August 22, 2022
Emulsogen COL 020 is a low foaming ether carboxylic acid with excellent emulsification properties and used for metal working fluids, fire resistant hydraulic fluids (HFA-S) and rolling emulsions.

If neutralized with alkanolamines, Emulsogen COL 020 shows good corrosion protection. The product is extremely stable against electrolyte and hard water.



  • Excellent emulsification properties
  • Electrolyte and hard water stable
  • Low foaming tendency
  • Good corrosion protection
  • Minimizes copper and cobalt leaching
  • Boron free
  • Free of secondary amines
  • Broad registration status
Product Function
  • Anionic emulsifier
Chemical Type
  • Ether carboxylic acid
  • Rolling
  • Metal working fluids (semi-synthetic)
  • Metal working fluids (fully synthetic)
  • Metal working fluids (milky-type)


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Technical data

Chemical group Ether carboxylate
Ionicity Anionic
pH (% in water) 3
Acid value mg KOH/g 65-95
Pour point 18 °C


  • Metalworking fluids (emulsions, semi-synthetic, synthetic)
  • Fire resistant hydraulic fluids (HFA-s)
  • Rolling emulsions

Life Cycle

Emulsogen COL 20 has been approved the EcoTain label. The product provides the benefits at each step of the product life-cycle:

Sustainable Design

  • Products based on vegetable alcohol
  • Renewable share is 59%
  • Boron-free and DEA-free

Responsible Process

  • Certified for safety and quality according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001
  • Global production (China, Germany, Mexico, USA) can help to reduce transport

Safe & Efficient Use

  • Supports label-free end-formulations
  • Safer handling after neutralization of lubricant formulation i.e. non irritant to eye and skin
  • Multi-functionality helps to decrease complexity of formulation
  • Especially suitable for long life fluids

Eco Integration

  • Improved environmental profile
  • WGK1 (German water hazardous class1)
  • Readily biodegradable. (Biodegradation > 70% in 28 days according to OECD 301 E)