Our range of alkanolamides is based on various fatty acids and monoethanolamine or diethanolamine. The products based on diethanolamine can be subdivided into three groups:
- Super-amides based on a 1:1 molar ratio of amine to fatty acid. Due to the process there is a minimum amount of glycerin left in the product.
- Amides based on a 1:1 ratio of amine to a vegetable oil
- Kritchevsky amides based on a 2:1 molar ratio of amine to fatty acid. This type is more soluble in water.
Alkanolamides can be used as anti-static agents for plastics and as emulsifiers for detergents, mineral oils and cosmetic formulations. The tensio-active properties are based on the balance between the hydrophilic hydroxy-alkyl group of the substituted nitrogen atom and the lipophilic fatty acids.