Nease Performance Chemicals trade names include:
Naxonate® – Hydrotropes
Naxcat® – Sulfonic Acids
Naxan® – Naphthalene Sulfonates
Naxonac® – Phosphate Esters
Naxsoft® – Alkyl Aryl Sulfonates/Amine Oxides
Naxamide® – Alkanolamides
Naxolate® – Sodium Lauryl Sulfates
Naxchem®/Naxate® – Specialties
Peractive® – TAED Bleach Activator
WeylClean® – Sodium Paraffin Sulfonate

Naxonate® hydrotropes are a proven cost-effective answer to solubility problems in a wide variety of commercial applications. We have been a leader in hydrotropes for more than 60 years! Hydrotropes are effective in the following ways:

  • Solubilize complex formulas
  • Modify cloud point
  • Control viscosity
  • Reduce foam
  • Minimize cost

Click on Brochure Cover to download PDF of the NAXONATE® Hydrotropes Brochure


Acid Catalysts
We offer a wide range Naxcat® aromatic sulfonic acids in varying concentrations and dilution media. Sulfonic acids are widely used in industrial applications as diverse as esterification, thermoset resins for paints and coatings, pharmaceuticals, and phenolic foam, as well as many others. Ask us about our ability to customize the product to meet your specific needs:

  • Custom blends
  • Pre-blending with other components
  • Modified specifications to fit the need
  • High purity versions

Click on Brochure Cover to download PDF of the NAXCAT® Acid Catalysts

Naphthalene Sulfonates
The Naxan® anionic surfactants are a series of sodium salts of alkyl naphthalene sulfonic acid, finding applications in a variety of water-based cleaners such as carpet shampoos, automatic dishwashing detergents, and industrial detergents, as well as in emulsion polymerization, photographic solutions, and agricultural formulations. These products provide excellent wetting, dispersing and medium to low foaming. They offer acid and base stability, hard-water tolerance, and high temperature stability.

Our series of Naxaf® naphthalene sulfonate formaldehyde condensates find application as dispersants in many areas which include textile chemicals, pesticide formulations, cements, emulsion polymerization, pigments and dyestuffs, and leather tanning.

Nease Co. LLC has recently obtained third-party certification by NSF International allowing its Alkyl Naphthalene Sulfonate (ANS) product line (Naxan ® PLUS) to be listed on the CleanGredients™ web site. This web site lists chemicals that meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s DfE (Design for the Environment) screening.

Nease’s Naxan® PLUS products were developed to be equivalent to its existing and traditional Naxan® line allowing for easy substitution in customer formulas/applications. The entire Naxan® PLUS product line is classified as “ultimately biodegradable” and has “low aquatic toxicity”.

For more information, please see the product overview.

Our High-Performance Surfactants include WeylClean® – secondary alkane sulfonates, Naxate® Calcium DDBSA for agriculture emulsions, Naxolate® – sodium lauryl sulfates and Naxsoft® – alkyl aryl sulfonates, lauryl amine oxides, and sodium octane sulfonates. These products are basic in numerous personal care, household, industrial and institutional cleaner formulations, and function as emulsifiers, wetting agents, detergents and dispersants. Naxamide® alkanolamides function as foam boosters, product stabilizers and viscosity control agents necessary to the formulator in a wide variety of uses from liquid hand soaps to vehicle cleaners.

Phosphate Esters
We offer an expanding list of Naxonac® phosphate esters for industrial use in a wide variety of applications, including acrylic plastic antistatic agents, adhesive additives, agricultural adjuvants, emulsion polymer stabilizers, metal cleaners, metalworking lubricants, paints and coatings. They perform many functions including adhesion promoters, boundary and extreme pressure lubrication, corrosion inhibitors, dispersants, emulsifiers, product performance improvers and wetting agents.

Specialty Products
Nease offers a growing list of specialty products, which offer excellent performance in formulated detergents and other industrial uses. Naxchem® DDB products are specialty alkylates used in the manufacture of detergents and plasticizers.

Bleach Activators/Chelants
Peractive® TAED is a cost-effective all-around bleach activator utilized in the temperature range of 30 to 60 degrees Celsius. It is used in laundry, auto dish, denture cleansers, and I&I applications. Provided in either powder or granules.

WeylClean® SKS-6 is a layered sodium silicate used in washing applications. It typically is used as a replacement for zeolite a binding both calcium and magnesium ions. Also available either as a free-flowing powder or in storage stable granules.