Specialty Surfactants

DeForest Specialty Surfactants

DeFOREST Enterprises, Inc. offers a diversified and comprehensive line of specialty surfactants for a variety of industries. Our proven technologies and multifunctional specialties are used in many intermediate and end-use applications in the industrial, institutional, and consumer markets.

Our company remains committed to product innovation and developing highly effective specialty surfactants and solutions that are driven by our customer’s changing needs. Our product line includes a variety of environmentally sensitive products that are readily biodegradable, have low toxicity, and are well-suited for use in eco-friendly products.

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Amphoteric Surfactants

Versatile amphoterics including sodium lauriminodipropionate, sodium octyliminodipropionate, and others.

Corrosion Inhibitors

A variety of mixed amine & amine-free carboxylates, phosphate esters, borates, and acid corrosion inhibitors.

D’Limonene Emulsifiers

Specialty emulsifiers based on ethoxylated nonionic and anionic chemistries.


A selection of multifunctional hydrotropes including anionics, amphoterics, and phosphate esters.

Industrial / Institutional Specialties

Surfactants for gelling sodium hypochlorite, hydrogen peroxide or acids, multifunctional low foam alkaline and acid stable surfactants, and much more.

Metalworking Specialties

Carboxylates, phosphate esters, and emulsifiers.

Nonionic Surfactants / Wetting Agents

A unique and interesting series of alkoxylated alcohols.

Phosphate Esters

Multifunctional esters for use in metalworking, metal cleaning, oilfield, and industrial cleaning applications.

Unique Low Foaming Products

Low foaming, acid & alkaline stable surfactants, each with multiple, unique properties.

Catalog, Bulletins & Formulations:

DeForest Product Catalog 2019 (pdf)

Environmentally Safer Selections (pdf)

SDS Request

Technical Bulletins

Sample Request

Formulations (Requires Registration)