Surfactant Products Manufacturer in India

APL’s Surfactant Division manufactures in India a complete range of Non-Ionic, Anionic, Cationic and Amphoteric Surfactants, broadly classified under Neat Ethoxylates & Performance chemicals.

This Division primarily caters intermediates & speciality products for Textile, Pharma, Agrochemical, EP Paints, Personal care, Home care, Oil-filed, construction Adhesive & packaging industries.

The team has extensive experience in handling various Reactions like ethoxylation and Propoxylation (EO/PO) Copolymerization, of polyalkylene glycols, esterification, alkylation, sulfonation, phosphation, polymerization, and amidification.

here are eco-friendly, processed with stringent quality norms through state-of-the-art technologies to meet the exact & timely needs of the customers. Apart from standard products we also manufacture formulated blends to match customer specific requirements. Our Advanced Research & development centre is continuously engaged in new-product development to expand our portfolio of products and serve our ever growing customer base.

Presently Surfactant products are manufactured in India at our APL-Gujrat, Venus Dyechem-Ghaziabad and Anshika Polysurf Roorkee ( UK ) Units.

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Alkyl Phenol Ethoxylates - APNOL

APL Surfactants manufactures in India a wide range of alkyl phenol ethoxylates. These Surfactants are excellent oil / water soluble detergents, emulsifiers / co-emulsifiers, wetting / cleaning and dispersing agents and intermediates for sulphation. They find application in the textile, detergent, agrochemical, emulsion polymerisation and paint industries.

The company’s product range includes:

  • Nonyl phenol ethoxylates (4 to 50 moles)
  • Octyl phenol ethoxylates (10 to 20 moles)
  • Styrenated phenol ethoxylates (20 moles)
  • Card phenol ethoxylates (5 to 30 moles)

These products are marketed under the APNOL brand. The company also offers customers the option of specific moles and products.[Read more]

Fatty Acid Ethoxylates - APCID

APL manufactures fatty acid ethoxylates which find application iin textile formulation and the manufacture of spin finishes.

The Products in this segment are:

  • Oleic Acid ethoxylates (2 to 15 Moles )
  • Stearic Acid ethoxylates (8 to 70 Moles )
  • Coconut fatty acid ethoxylates (10,12 Moles)
  • Lauric/Palmitic/Myristic acid ethoxylates

These products are marketed under the APCID brand. The company also offers customers the benefit of tailor-made moles and products that meet specific requirements.

Polyethylene Glycols - APMEG

APL manufactures polyethylene glycols (PEG) that meet Indian and International Pharmacopoeia, such as IP / USP / NF specifications.

These are versatile, non-toxic & stable solvents that find application in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, oral care, automotive, textile, paint, resin and plastic, and ceramic industries.

The company's Polyethylene Glycols range is marketed under the APMEG series with different grades having molecular weight from 200 to 10,000.

Methoxy PEG’s ranging from 300 to 5000 Molecular weight and Allyl PEG’s ranging from 200-5000 Molecular weight, are also manufactured by the company, these find application in the construction industry.

Customer-specific moles and products are also produced.

Fatty Amine Ethoxylates - APMINE

APL manufactures many products in the fatty amine ethoxylate category. Amine ethoxylates find application as dye levelling and wetting agents in textile formulations and detergents.

They are also used as emulsifiers in pesticide formulations.

Products under this segment are:

  • Stearyl Amine Ethoxylates (10 to 30 Moles)
  • Tallow Amine and Tallow Diamine Ethoxylates (3 to 20 Moles)
  • Coco Amine Ethoxylates (10 to 30 Moles)
  • Oleyl Amine Ethoxylates (15 to 30 Moles)
  • Ethylene Diamine-4 EO Moles

The company’s product range in this category is marketed under APMINE series. We also offer tailor-made moles and products to meet customer-specific requirements.

EO / PO Co-Polymers - APOXATE

APL manufactures a wide range of ethoxylated and propoxylated (EO / PO) co-polymers meeting stringent Indian and international standards. These products have various applications as low-foaming non-ionic surfactants, Also used in anti-foam formulations, as emulsifiers in water treatment, paint and oil field chemicals.

These products are marketed under the APOXATE brand. The company offers customers the flexibility of creating specific moles to meet individual requirements.

Other Ethoxylates - APGYL


Sulfosuccinates are mild anionic surfactants. They are similar to alkyl sulfonates, but as based on maleic anhydride. Sulfosuccinates are salts of sodium of either monoester of diester of sulfosuccinic acid. Sulfosuccinates are widely used for their excellent properties such as foaming, strong wetting, emulsifying and solubilising, extraordinary surface activity, high effectiveness in reducing surface tension, biodegradability, great mildness and low critical micelle concentration (CMC). Sulfosuccinates are widely used in personal cleansing products, textiles, polymers, paints and coatings, leather, printing and agriculture.

Sulphates & Sulphonates

Sulfated fatty alcohols have excellent emulsifying, wetting, dispersing and foaming properties. They also have high electrolyte tolerance. Alkyl ether sulphated (ethoxylates) also show improved water solubility and resistance to hardness. These products are widely used in emulsion polymerization, cosmetic formulations, detergents and textile industry. We offer a variety of sulphates based on natural and synthetic alcohols and ethoxylates.

All these products under Other Ethoxylates category are marketed under the APGYL brand.

Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylates - APDET

APL Surfactant manufactures in India a number of fatty alcohol ethoxylates, which are used in applications such as cleaning and scouring agents, shampoos and detergents, and as emulsifiers in the textile and personal care & home care industries. These also find use as emulsifiers in pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications such as ointments and creams.

The products in this segment are:

  • Tridecyl alcohol ethoxylates (3 to 20 moles )
  • Lauryl alcohol ethoxylates (1 to 20 moles )
  • Ceto stearyl alcohol ethoxylates (10 to 20 moles)
  • Oleyl Cetyl Alcohol ethoxylates (2 to 60 Moles)
  • Oleyl Alcohol ethoxylates ( 5 to 60 Moles )
  • Decyl Alcohol ethoxylates ( 4 to 10 Moles)
  • Behnyl Alcohol ethoxylates ( 5 to 40 Moles )
  • Stearyl Alcohol ethoxylates ( 2 to15 Moles )
  • 2-Ethyl Hexanol ethoxylates (2 to 5 Moles)
  • Octyl Decyl (C18/C10) Alcohol ( 2 to 10 Moles)
  • Glycerine ethoxylates ( 10 to 23 Moles )

These products are marketed under the APDET brand. The company also offers customers specially customised products.

Castor / Natural Oil Ethoxylates - APOLE

APL Surfactant manufactures in India has different oil ethoxylates, These surfactants have wide range of application mainly as emulsifiers for agricultural, textile , leather, paints, and other miscellaneous formulations.

The products in this range are:

  • Castor Oil ethoxylates ( 5 to 200 Moles)
  • Hydrogenated Castor Oil ethoxlyates (10 to100 Moles)
  • Soya Oil ethoxylates (3 to 10 Moles)
  • Groundnut oil Ethoxylates

These products are marketed under the APOLE brand. The company offers customers the flexibility of creating specific moles to meet individual requirements.

Polysorbates - APWIN

APL Surfactant manufactures in India is Polysorbate ethoxylates with high purity, low colour and odour.

The products under this segment are:

  • Polysorbate 20 (Sorbitan Mono Laurate 20 Mole EO)
  • Polysorbate 40 (Sorbitan Mono Palmitate 20 Mole EO)
  • Polysorbate 60 (Sorbitan Mono Stearate 20 Mole EO)
  • Polysorbate 65 (Sorbitan Tri Stearate 20 Mole EO)
  • Polysorbate 80 (Sorbitan Mono Oleate 20 Mole EO)
  • Polysorbate 85 (Sorbitan Tri Oleate 20 Mole EO)

The company’s product range is marketed under APWIN series. Specific moles of products as per customer requirements can also be produced.

Amides - APMIDE

APL Surfactant manufacturer in India offers a wide range of amide products based on Mono ethanol amine, Diethanolamine, Dimethyl aminopropylamine and ethylene diamine and various fatty acids.

Such amides are widely used a foaming agents and non-ionic surfactants in shampoos, bathing products and as thickeners, emulsifying agents in cosmetics. Certain amides also serve as antistatic agents in hair conditioners.

The products under this segment are:

  • Coco Monoethanolamide (CMEA)
  • Coco Monoethanolamide - 3EO/5EO moles
  • Coco Diethanolamide (CDEA)
  • Lauric Monoethanolamide
  • Oleic Diethanolamide
  • Stearic Diethanolamide
  • Coco Betaine

The company’s product range in this category is marketed under APMIDE series. Tailor-made customer-specific products can also be offered.

Ester - APEST

Esters are chemical compounds formed by condensation of a carboxylic acid and an alcohol. Esters have a wide variety of applications in cosmetics, foods, metal-work, mechanical oils etc.

APL has facilities to manufacture a wide range of ESTER products as per required specifications. A list of products we offer in this range are:


These products are marketed under the APEST brand.