Bases for fat liquor formulations, sulphited fish oil has good stability in tanning baths. Sulphated castor is recommended as a penetrating aid and dispersing agent for pigment finishes.
Oil and petroleum industry:
Breaking emulsions, converting water in oil to oil in water emulsion. Biodegradable lubricants and emulsifiers.
Paints, coatings and adhesives:
As emulsifiers and pigment wetting agents and dispersants. Antifoams for protein and starch based glues.
Recommended for raw wool scouring in the presence of inorganics. Cotton scouring in alkali solutions. Low foam wetting, levelling and dispersing in dyeing operations, bleaching of cotton. Emulsifiers for lubricant oils. Sulphated butyl oleate is recommended as a low foam wetting agent in mercerising. Sulphated castor imparts a soft feel to textiles.