Ethomeen T/12, being oil soluble, serves as an effective additive in cleaning products where its multiple functionalities are advantageous. It aids in formulation as an anti-static agent, corrosion inhibitor, degreasing agent, emulsifier, cationic surfactant, and thickener. Its ability to thicken hydrochloric acid solutions up to 15% makes it particularly valuable in acidic cleaning applications.

Chemical Family: Ethoxylated Amines

Certifications & Compliance: Clean Air Act (CAA) Certified, Clean Water Act (CWA) Certified

HLB Value: 10.1

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Identification & Functionality

Applications & Uses

Home Care Applications
I&I Cleaning Applications
Use Level
0.3 - 0.75 wt%
Application Condition

Before adding the Ethomeen T/12 the product should be heated to 50°C to ensure homogeneous blending.


Physical Form
Dispersible in
5% Water
Soluble in
Alifatic solvent, Aromatic solvent, Diesel, Isopropyl alcohol
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Cloud Point33°C-
Flash Pointmin. 100°C-
HLB Value10.1-Davies Scale 0-40
Initial Boiling Point (at 760 mm Hg)min. 300°C-
Melting Point29°C-
Pour Point32°C-
Specific Gravity (at 25°C)0.916--
Specific Gravity (at 50°C)0.89--
Specific Heat (at 77°F)0.471BTU/Lb/°F-
Specific Heat (at 122°F)0.498BTU/Lb/°F-
Vapor Pressure (at 20°C)max. 0.1mm Hg-
Vapor Pressure (at 20°C)3.5mm Hg-
Vapor Pressure (at 20°C)7mm Hg-
Vapor Pressure (at 20°C)12mm Hg-
Viscosity (at 50°C)34cPs-
Viscosity (at 70°C)29cPs-
Active Content96%-
Surface Tension (at 25°C, 0.1% Solution)28mN/mDu Noüy (DIN 53914)
Viscosity (at 20°C)160mPa·s-
Foam Height (at 50°C, 0.05%, 0 Minute)35mmRoss-Miles
Solid Content100%-
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Amine Number156 - 165mg KOH/g-
Color0 - 6-Gardner
Equivalent Mass340 - 360--
Moisture Contentmax. 1%-
Primary + Secondary Aminemax. 3%-
Tertiary Aminemin. 96%-

Regulatory & Compliance

Technical Details & Test Data

MTM Friction Evaluation Data

In this graph we compare Ethomeen T/12 in a Group II base oil which includes ZDDP. As can be seen there is a general lowering of the friction across all regions. A change in the friction profile where the friction moves quicker into mixed lubrication which may lead to reduced wear.

Addition of 0.5 wt% of Ethomeen T/12 in base oil including ZDDP. MTM test at 120°C and 50/50 slide roll ratio.
Ethomeen T/12 - MTM Friction Evaluation Data - 1

In a PCMO or HDDEO (motor oils) or in transmission oils there are many different chemistries which may compete for the surface. To evaluate the compatibility of Ethomeen T/12 with other performance additives it is has also been assessed in three different fully formulated ‘off the shelf’ oils. The three oils are: low cost standard motor oil 5W30 (motor oil 1), high end motor oil 5W30 (motor oil 2) and high end motor oil 0W30 (motor oil 3).

Addition of 0.5 wt% of Ethomeen T/12 in 3 different fully formulated off the shelf oil. MTM test at 120°C and 50/50 slide roll ratio.
Ethomeen T/12 - MTM Friction Evaluation Data - 1

The results show that in all three fully formulated oils the friction is significantly reduced even though the formulations already include friction modifiers. The best improvement is achieved when top treating the 5W30 oils – a reduction of almost 60% is apparent in the mixed region. The additional of Ethomeen T/12 as a top treat to Motor oil 1 and 2 decreases the friction such that they now outperform Motor oil 3 (0W30).

Packaging & Availability

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Packaging Information

Ethomeen T/12 is available in drums or bulk

Storage & Handling

Storage Information

Ethomeen T/12 should be stored under cover, and protected against rain and direct sunlight. Ethomeen® T/12 should always be homogenized before use unless the entire quantity is used.