Lansurf CO12 is a nonionic surfactant derived from the ethoxylation of castor oil. This product provides good emulsification, wetting, detergency, and lubricity. It is of low toxicity and has received food contact approval. Lansurf CO12 possesses notable lubricity in solution and is suitable for use in metal-forming applications as a plastic mold release agent. It also serves as a general emulsifier for oils.

Chemical Family: Castor Oil Ethoxylates, Ethoxylates

Functions: Co-Emulsifier, Emulsifier, Mold Release Agent, Release Agent, Surfactant, Surfactant (Nonionic)

Labeling Claims: Food Contact Acceptable, Foreign matter-free, Low Toxicity

Synonyms: Castor Oil Ethoxylated, Polyoxyethylene Castor Oil

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

Fluids & Lubricants Type
Fluids & Lubricants End Use
Industrial Additives End Use
  • Lansurf CO12 possesses considerable lubricity in solution and may be used in metal forming applications as a plastic mold release agent and is also used as a general emulsifier for oils.
  • Typically this product finds application in:
  • Textile auxiliaries
  • Agrochemicals (co-emulsifier with anionics)
  • Areas where good emulsification is required


Physical Form
Clear yellow viscous liquid free from foreign matter (at 25°C)
Soluble in
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Flash Pointmin. 100°COpen Cup
Hydrophilic-Lyphophilic Balance Value7--
Moles of Ethylene Oxide12--
Pour Point-10.0°C-
Solid Content100.0%-
Specific Gravity (at 20°C)1.01--
Viscosity (at 25°C)787cP-
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Cloud Point (5g in 45g, 25% BDG in water solution)48.0 - 56.0°C-
pH (1% aqueous)5.0 - 7.0--
Water Contentmax. 1%-

Packaging & Availability

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

Lansurf CO12 can be supplied in bulk road tankers, IBC’s and 200kg nett drums.

Storage & Handling

Storage Conditions
  • Stainless steel, polyethylene or glass lined equipment is necessary for the storage of Lansurf CO12 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.