Berol 260 is described as a "narrow range" ethoxylated
alcohol, which means that the ethylene oxide distribution curve
is more narrow than a standard ethoxylated alcohol.
The proportion of unreacted alcohol is very low in Berol
260, which gives the product improved performance and
odour. This is of great importance in some cleaning operations,
where free alcohol causes problems due to its strong smell,
and irritation to eyes and throat.
Berol 260 has a very good cleaning effect on hard surfaces,
and is intended for use in waterbased alkaline cleaners e.g vehicle
cleaning, engineering cleaning etc.
As Berol 260 is insoluble in water, a suitable hydrotrope
is needed in order to formulate the alkaline cleaner. For further
information about suitable hydrotropes and complexing
agents in different cleaners, please contact Akzo Nobel Surface
Berol 260 is a low foaming non-ionic surfactant and foams
less than the equivalent standard surfactant. As a hydrotrope
is needed the foaming of the cleaner depends on choice of