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An Introduction to Surfactants

British Association for Chemical Specialities

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 from 09:30 to 15:30 (BST)

An Introduction to Surfactants

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee VAT Quantity
BACS Member
Includes refreshments and buffet lunch
29 Aug 2018 £295.20 £0.00 £59.04
Non Member
Includes refreshments and buffet lunch
29 Aug 2018 £410.00 £0.00 £82.00

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Surfactants are used in a wide range of industries and products. A basic understanding of surfactants will benefit those working with surfactant base products and technologies in their everyday roles.



The course provides a basic understanding of surfactants and how they work and are used.



This course has been designed for non-chemists or chemists with a limited knowledge of surfactant technology and is particularly suitable for non-technical and newly-recruited technical staff in companies operating in the sector.


The course tutor is Harry Motson who has many years’ experience of surfactants, and has worked extensively in the industry.


Feedback from those who attended previous courses includes:


‘Excellent knowledge level and information provided’

‘It had a good visual backed up by an excellent tutor; it gave me a much better understanding of surfactants principles and terminology’

‘The correct depth of information was supplied - very clear and concise’

‘Pitched at the right level for me (non-chemist)’

‘Delivery of course was excellent’

‘Topics explained fully with good examples’


BACS members are offered priority booking with attendance limited to 20 delegates to ensure that the course is interactive.  Attendees will receive both electronic and a hard copy of the course material.




Registration and refreshments




Brief history of surfactants


What is a surfactant?


- functionality of surfactants


Surfactancy - including  properties such as cloud point, HLB and Krafft point


Effects delivered - including wetting, foaming, detergency, emulsification








Types of surfactant


- Nonionic, anionic, cationic and amphoteric


- Properties, effects and uses


Applications of surfactants


- Overview of application of surfactants including cleaning, personal care, paints and coatings, crop protection, etc


Environmental and regulatory issues


- Brief introduction and overview of environmental and regulatory issues affecting  surfactants






Do you have questions about An Introduction to Surfactants? Contact British Association for Chemical Specialities

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Cedar Court Hotel
Ainley Top
HD3 3RH Huddersfield
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 from 09:30 to 15:30 (BST)

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British Association for Chemical Specialities

The British Association for Chemical Specialities (BACS) is a trade association whose members operate in the speciality chemicals sector of the chemicals supply chain.

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