Acid Thickener is a cationic surfactant that was originally designed to thicken hydrochloric acid, which it does very effectively on its own; however, when used in combination with sodium chloride (salt), it will thicken a variety of acid systems including phosphoric, sulfuric, hydrofluoric, citric, oxalic, etc. By varying the ratio between Acid Thickener and salt, you can adjust the viscosity to a given specification. Acid Thickener is a multifunctional material that provides thickening, wetting, corrosion inhibition, and perfume solubilization.
Appearance, 77° F amber paste
Weight/gallon, 77° F 7.6 lb.
Specific Gravity, 77° F 0.91
Pour Point 80°F (approximate)
Flash Point >200°F
a. Long term viscosity stability
b. Ability to thicken both inorganic and organic acids
c. Can replace nonionics used for wetting and perfume solubilization
d. 90% corrosion inhibition in HCl acid
e. Easy to solubilize