Learning with BCA  -  An Introduction to Surfactants

Learning with BCA - An Introduction to Surfactants

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£354 – £708

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Cedar Court Hotel

Ainley Top



United Kingdom

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This course has been designed for non-chemists or chemists with a limited knowledge of surfactant technology

About this event


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.


Those with a limited knowledge of surfactants

Those in both technical and non-technical roles

Newly recruited staff working in the sector

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


‘Excellent knowledge level and information provided’

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

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

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

‘Delivery of course was excellent’

‘Topics explained fully with good examples’

BCA members are offered priority booking with attendance limited to 20 delegates to ensure that the course is interactive. Attendees will receive course material in hard copy and electronically.

09.30 Registration and refreshments

10.00 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

12.30 Lunch

13.15 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

15.30 Close

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