A detergent is a surfactant or a mixture of surfactants with cleansing properties when in dilute solutions.
An emulsifying agent is a substances that forms a film around the dispersed globules or lower the interfacial tension in an emulsion.
A foaming agent is a material such as a surfactant or a blowing agent that facilitates the formation of foam.
A dispersant is a substance that is added to a suspension of solid or liquid particles in a liquid to improve the separation of the particles and to prevent their settling or clumping.
A wetting agent is a surface-active molecule used to reduce the surface tension of water.
A demulsifying agent is designed to migrate at the oil-water interface and neutralize the effect of emulsifying agent.
An antifoaming agent is a chemical additive that reduces and hinders the formation of foam in industrial process liquids.
An antistatic agent is a compound used for treatment of materials or their surfaces in order to reduce or eliminate buildup of static electricity.