What is it?
Alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEO) are non ionic surfactants used as detergents in the textile industry. Examples of APEO are nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEO) and octylphenol ethoxylates (OPEO).
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APEOs are present as residues in textiles and leather. 90% of the produced APEO are in fact NPEO.
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