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  • n. Plural form of ethoxylate.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ethoxylate.


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  • Dioxane is a well-recognized carcinogenic contaminant in alcohol ethoxylates, a group of four ingrediens -- laureths, oleths, polyethylene glycol and polysorbates.

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  • Many conventional detergents, liquid soaps and shampoos contain chemicals, such as alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs) and nonylphenols (NPEs), that harm reproductive development in marine life -- and may impact human hormones, too.

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  • Estuarine and coastal zone marine pollution by the nonionic alkylphenol ethoxylates endocrine disrupters: Is there a potential ecotoxicological problem?

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  • In addition, QUAKERCLEAN ® 624 CP does not contain any strong acids, strong alkalis, nonylphenol ethoxylates NPE, solvents, ozone-depleting compounds, silicates, phosphates or chelating agents.

  • The chemicals include benzidine dyes, hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD, a category of flame retardants) and nonylphenol/nonylphenol ethoxylates (NP/NPEs). Green and Sustainable Business News

  • Alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs) have been used for 50 years in industrial manufacturing and nonylphenol is the major breakdown product of APEs.

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  • That has tightened supplies of ethylene oxide, which is required to transform fatty alcohols into surfactants such as alcohol ethoxylates and alcohol ether sulfates.

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  • Other key surfactants for detergents such as alcohol ethoxylates, alcohol sulfates and alcohol ether sulfates have also long been obtained from petroleum-based starting materials.

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  • According to Mabe, the company will soon commercialize a proprietary technology to convert plant-derived methyl esters into long-chain alcohol ethoxylates that can serve as detergent ingredients.

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  • In the built environment, the use of nonylphenol and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) is contributing to rising indoor exposures to endocrine disruptors (chemicals that affect the hormone system).

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