Business Areas of TEGEWA Members:
Surfactants
Textile Auxiliaries and Colourants
Paper Auxiliaries and Colourants
Leather and Fur Auxiliaries and Colourants
Complexing Agents
Polymeric Flocculants
Antimicrobial Agents
Cosmetic Ingredients/Pharmaceutical Excipients
Metal Working Additives
Principal Topics:
Nanotechnology
REACH
Certification Systems
Surfactants  are among the most common chemical groups and, in terms of health and environmental protection, also among the most researched and therefore the safest types of chemicals.

One of their defining characteristics is their ability to lower the surface tension of water, hence their English name "Surfactants”: surface active agents. An example of how the use of the surface relaxation can be easily appreciated in the everyday life is the use of surfactants in detergents, which allows fat and grease to be removed more easily from pots and pans when washing up. The same properties of surfactants that are useful in the house are just as advantageous in many other fields: Industrial production, oil production, environmental protection, in personal care and cosmetics and also in emergency management - from fire fighting to containment of oil spill caused by oil tanker accidents.