RAW MATERIAL PROCUREMENT
Uses for the nitrogen derivatives include fabric softeners, oil field chemicals, asphalt emulsifiers, petroleum additives, mining, and others. Amine salts are useful as flotation agents (collectors), corrosion inhibitors, and lubricants. The single largest market use for quaternary fatty amines is in fabric softeners. Other uses include preparation of organoclays for use as drilling muds, paint thickeners, and lubricants. Betaines, or specialty quaternaries, are used in the personal care industry in shampoos, conditioners, foaming, and wetting agents.