Hordaphos® 222

Multi-functional phosphate ester additive with a broad application spectrum.

Edition Date :
July 08, 2021
Hordaphos 222 is a clear, colourless to yellowish liquid with an ester-like odour. It has reacts acidic and can be neutralized with organic and inorganic bases. 

Hordaphos 222 is emulsifiable in water and soluble in common organic solvents.

Hordaphos 222 is miscible with naphthenic and paraffinic mineral oils and with commercial vegetable and animal oils. Despite this good compatibility its miscibility with the mineral oils and other additives used should be tested before use.

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  • Antistatic agent in maintenance products (plastic surfaces etc.)
  • Antistatic and softening effect on laundry (e.g. wool)
  • Acts as a foam-regulator for washing applications
  • Strong dispersing and emulsifying properties (e.g. chlorinated hydrocarbons and benzene in water)
  • Suitable for dry cleaning applications
  • Detergents-booster
  • Additive for aluminium treatment
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Hazard class Hazard category H-phrases
Skin irritation Category 2 Causes skin irritation
Serious eye damage Category 1 Causes serious eye damage
Category of danger/Category Hazard symbol R-phrases
Irritant Irritating to skin
Irritant Risk of serious damage to eyes
Characteristics   Unit   Target value   DS¹)  TD²)  Test method 
Phosphorus  %(w/w)   4.3 - 5.3  

Photometry after oxidizing dissolution; (11/17) or wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry; (11/23)  
Density  g/cm³   1.00 - 1.04  

at 20 °C, flexural resonator; (11/65)  
Dynamic Viscosity  mPa*s   approx. 500  

at 20 °C  
pH Value    approx. 2.5  

at 20 °C (10 g in H2O / isopropanol mixture 1:3)  
Acid Number  mg KOH/g   125 - 155  


Titration using alkali, 2nd end point at pH 9-10; (11/11)  
¹) The product is constantly monitored to ensure that it adheres to the specified values. Test methods: Clariant method numbers 11/xx in brackets.
²) The technical data are used solely to describe the product and are not subject to constant monitoring.  
Hordaphos 222 exhibits excellent dispersing properties for solid particles and can be used in cleaning agents, as EP additive for metal working fluids and as dispersing agent in pigment preparations.

Hordaphos 222 shows a good antistatic and softening effect on laundry.

Hordaphos 222 is used in liquid wool and light-duty detergents for hand and machine washing in the temperature range between 20 °C and 30 °C.

Furthermore, Hordaphos 222 is an excellent emulsifier for water in chlorinated hydrocarbons and petroleum spirit.

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Hordaphos 222 is delivered in 50 kg net PE tight head drums (400 kg pallets), 200 kg net PE tight head drums (800kg pallets) or 1000 kg semi bulk containers.

Hordaphos 222 must be stored in its tightly closed original container in a cool frost-free place away from direct sunlight. If the product becomes turbid, thickens or freezes through exposure to cold, thaw slowly at room temperature and afterwards stir briefly.

Minimum shelf life is 12 months from the date of shipping when stored according to the said conditions.

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