The second Edition of this useful book describes almost 2900 surfactants which are currently available for industrial use. The book will be of value to technical and managerial personnel involved in the specification and use of these products. The information has been developed directly from information received from 46 surfactant suppliers. Industrial surfactants find uses in almost every industry, from asphalt manufacturing to carpet fibers, from pulp and paper production to leather processing. Examples of the types of chemicals used as surfactants are fatty alcohol sulfates, alkanolamides, alkoxylates, sulfosuccinates, amines, quaternaries, phosphate esters, acid esters, block copolymers, betaines, imidazolines, alkyl sulfonates, etc. The market for these products has, and is expected to continue to have, a steady growth rate, of the order of 2% per year. Surfactants, besides their widely recognized use in soaps and detergents, find use as, or in, floor strippers, engine degreasers, corrosion inhibitors, hard surface cleaners, fabric softeners, paint dispersants, cutting fluids, anti-stats, viscosity builders, rinse aids mold release agents, foam generators, foam stabilizers, etc. The data included represent selections from manufacturers' descriptions made at no cost to, nor influence from, the makers or distributors of the material. Only the most recent information has been included. It is believed that all of the products listed here are currently available, which will be of utmost interest to readers concerned with product discontinuances. Products are presented by company. Also included is a Trade Name Index and Supplier's addresses. The book lists the following productinformation: (1) Company name and product category. (2) Trade name and product numbers. (3) Product Description: a brief description of the product and its use.