Surfactants Evaluated in KNSO (65:35)w
Non-ionic
Surfactant % Active Vis. Redn.* Comments    
Mazox LDA   1 0 Alkyl amine oxide    
1,4-butyne diol 1 0 Excellent Wetting agent    
Surfadone LP-300  1 0 lauryl pyrrolidone    
Surfonic PWE-533 1 0 alkyl phosphate ester    
Empilan CIS   1 0 alkyl amide ethoxylate    
Plurafac RA 40 1 0 linear alkyl ethoxylate    
Lutensol XL 40 1 0 branched alkyl ethoxylate    
Igepal CO 990 1 0 nonylphenol ethoxylate, High EO content    
Igepal CO 520 1 0 nonylphenol ethoxylate, Low EO Content    
Sorbitan monopalmitate 1 0 Made from Sorbitol    
No apparent viscosity reduction is realized through the use of non-ionic surfactants
* Relative viscosity reduction --- 0 - No reduction, 2 - just pourable to 5 - Outstanding reduction
Basic starting material for the very effective viscosity reducing anionic surfactant Polystep B-1