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Surfactant Solution to Solvent Replacement™.
Renewable and Naturally-Derived Innovation.
Superior Performance Delivered.

STEPOSOL MET-10U utilizes the cleaning properties of a surfactant to outperform many common solvents. It fulfills the role of both a low HLB surfactant and a powerful solvent, which allows it to be highly effective against a broad range of soils. STEPOSOL MET-10U can be used in formulations ranging from pH 3–12 while achieving viscosities from water-thin to gel. This metathesis-derived, nonionic surfactant is an unsaturated, short chain amide resulting from Stepan’s collaboration with Elevance Renewable Sciences and furthers Stepan’s effort to deliver renewable, naturally-derived products to the market.

With a Kauri-Butanol value greater than 1000, STEPOSOL MET-10U provides superior cleaning performance and is environmentally friendly due to a low vapor pressure, high boiling point, and Biorenewable Carbon Index (BCI) of 75%.

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Aircraft Cleaning, All Purpose Cleaning, Degreasers, Floor Cleaning, Hard Surface Care, Heavy Duty Cleaning, Industrial Cleaning, Industrial Cleaning - CIP, Industrial Cleaning - Ink, Industrial Cleaning - Metal, Light Duty Cleaning, Solvent Replacements, Solvents, Vehicle Care, Graffiti Removal, Paint Strippers, Deinking Agents, Pigment Dispersants, Pulp Deresination, Plastics, Synthetic Coatings, Textile and Synthetic Fibers, Textile Dispersant

Chemical Description


Chemical Groups

Amides, Disubstituted


Household, Industrial and Institutional Cleaning, Industrial Products


% Active:100
Autoignition Temperature, ºC:240
Boiling Point, ºC:297
Cloud Point, °C:-13
CMC, mg/l:500
Density, g/ml:0.89
Dielectric Constant at 25°C:16.1
Draves Wetting, sec @ 25°C:4
Flash Point, PMCC, °C:134
Form @ 25°C:Liquid
Freeze Point, °C:-16
Kauri-Butanol Value:>1000
pH, 5% in 1:1 IPA/H2O: 8
Pour Point, °C:-14
Refractive Index at 20°C:1.46
Solids, % by Wt:100
Specific Gravity @ 25°C:0.89
Surface Tension, mN/m:31.5
Vapor Pressure at 20°C, mm Hg:0
Viscosity, cps @ 25°C:4
RVOC, U.S. EPA %:0

Regions of Availability

North America: Canada, USA
Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Caribbean, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela
EMEA: Africa, Europe, Middle East
Asia Pacific: Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam