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Genapol O 020

Co-emulsifier for metal working fluids

Edition Date :
November 30, 2021
Genapol O 020 is a fatty alcohol ethoxylate and used as a nonionic component in emulsifiable metalworking fluids and water-based hydraulic fluids.

Because of its low HLB-value of about 5, Genapol O 020 is preferably used as a co-emulsifier for anionic emulsifiers with high HLB values.


  • Dispersible in mineral and vegetable oil
  • Medium foaming tendency
  • Suitable as co-emulsifier
Product Function
  • Nonionic emulsifier
Chemical Type
  • Fatty alcohol ethoxylates
  • Rolling
  • Metal working fluids (semi-synthetic)
  • Metal working fluids (milky-type)


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Technical data

Product group Fatty alcoholethoxylate
Ionicity Nonionic
Cloud point (BDG solution EN 190) 34.7 - 37.7 °C 
pH (1% in water)
Pour point 12 °C
Solubility in mineral oil dispersible
Solubility in vegetable oil dispersible


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