Berol DGR 81 is an environmentally improved non-ionic surfactant blend renowned for its strong degreasing capabilities and medium foam profile. This liquid formulation is suitable for a wide array of applications across both home care and industrial & institutional cleaning sectors.

Chemical Family: Alcohol Ethoxylates, Alkyl Glucosides

Labeling Claims: Environmentally Friendly

Certifications & Compliance: Clean Air Act (CAA) Certified, Clean Water Act (CWA) Certified, NSF CleanGredients, Safer Choice

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Labeling Claims
HII Features
Product Highlights
  • Degreasing, mineral oil vegetable fat and charred fat: In industrial cleaning, dirt usually contains mineral oil/grease and particles. To emulsify mineral oil the pH is not important, but to have good dispersing of the particles the pH should be ~11. When the oil/grease is charred and difficult to emulsify a high amount of caustic is necessary to boost performance. Berol DGR 81 work well in this situation.
  • Pigment removal and dispersing: To remove particles and to keep them dispersed in the solution so they do not re-deposit onto the surface is important in all cleaning applications. For example in vehicle cleaning dirt contains a lot of particles, not only from the road but also from pollution from the air. These particles, “traffic film”, are extremely small and very difficult to remove in touchless/brushless machines, which have become more and more common today. Using highly alkaline cleaning formulations, enabled by using Berol DGR 81, helps lift such soils from vehicle surfaces, keeps them dispersed and enhances vehicle cleanliness.

Applications & Uses


Physical Form
Soluble in
5% Water
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Active Content95.0%-
Clear Point-15.0°C-
Flash Pointmin. 100°C-
Pour Point0.0°C-
Specific Gravity1.1--
Viscosity (at 20°C)1600cPs-
Viscosity (at 60°C)169cPs-
Viscosity (at 70°C)60cPs-
Viscosity (at 50°C)222cPs-
Viscosity (at 40°C)457cPs-
Viscosity (at 30°C)1025cPs-
Viscosity (at 10°C)10178cPs-
Viscosity (at 15°C)3000cPs-
Viscosity (at 4.4°C)10400cPs-
Surface Tension (at 25°C, 0.1% Solution)27mN/mDu Noüy (DIN 53914)
Wetting Power (at 25°C, 0.1% Solution)20secondsDraves Wetting Test
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Color0 - 10-Gardner
pH7.0 - 9.5--
Water Content4 - 6%-

Regulatory & Compliance

Technical Details & Test Data

Foaming Test Data

Foaming: In many applications low foam is required. Berol DGR 81 is an excellent degreaser with low to medium foam. In CIP (Cleaning in Place) it is not enough to have a low foaming product, it also has to be de-foaming. In breweries, dairies and machine dishwashing, highly alkaline cleaning products are used, and here it is important not only to clean but also to eliminate protein foam. In some applications foaming is important. Berol DGR 81 can, and should if possible, be used as the only surfactant, but it is compatible with all other types of surfactants, if for example more foam is desired.

Foam height Berol DGR 81
Berol LFG 61 - Foaming Test Data - 1

Foaming profile of Berol DGR 81 when tested in the circulation method. Albumin was used as foaming agent. The graph shows that Berol LFG 61 provides anti-foaming properties in this system.

Cloud Point Test Data

The cloud point increases with increasing amount of product and/or increasing amount of NaOH. It is very similar for the two blends and follows the same trend. Increasing the amount of chelating agent in the formulation has a decreasing effect on the cloud point.

Cloud point Berol DGR 81 + NaOH
Berol DGR 81 - Cloud Point Test Data - 1
Graph: x% Product, 0, 2 and 5% NaOH, 10% Dissolvine GL-47-S and balance with demineralized water

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