Lansurf C404 is a nonionic surfactant derived from the ethoxylation of castor oil. This versatile product serves as an effective emulsifier, surfactant with foaming agent properties, providing good emulsification, wetting, detergency, and lubricity. Notably, Lansurf C404 is characterized by low toxicity, making it a safe choice for various applications. With the added benefit of having good food contact approval, this ethoxylated castor oil, also known as Polyoxyethylene Castor Oil, is a valuable component in industries where its multifunctional properties and safety considerations are paramount.

Chemical Family: Ethoxylates

Functions: Emulsifier, Foaming Agent, Surfactant, Surfactant (Nonionic)

Labeling Claims: Low Toxicity

Synonyms: Castor Oil Ethoxylated, Polyoxyethylene Castor Oil

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Industrial Additives End Use
  • Lansurf C404 is a nonionic surfactant produced from the ethoxylation of castor oil. This product offers good emulsification, wetting, detergency and lubricity. This product also has the advantage of being of low toxicity and has good food contact approval.
  • Typical application examples :
  • Lansurf C404 is used in many application areas, typical examples being:
  • Textile : Good fiber lubricant with good detergency
  • Agrochemicals : Used in balance pair emulsifier systems
  • Phenolic Foam : Used as a foaming agent in phenolic foam systems.


Physical Form
Yellow liquid / paste (at 25°C)
Soluble in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Flash Pointmin. 100°COpen Cup
Hydrophilic-Lyphophilic Balance Value13.5--
Moles of Ethylene Oxide40--
Pour Point16.0°C-
Solid Content96%-
Specific Gravity (at 20°C)1.07--
Viscosity (at 25°C)700cP-
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
pH (10% aqueous)5.0 - 7.0--
Saponification Value56.0 - 68.0mg KOH/g-

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Regional Availability
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • USA
Packaging Information

Lansurf C404 can be supplied in bulk road tankers, IBC’s and 200kg

Storage & Handling

Storage Conditions
  • Stainless steel, polyethylene or glass lined equipment is necessary for the storage of Lansurf C404 in order to prevent corrosion and subsequent contamination.
  • This material can separate on standing and at low temperatures. May require agitation and warming prior to use.