Sodium Laureth sulfate (SLES), is an anionic detergent and surfactant found in many personal care products (soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, etc. SLES is a very effective foaming agent. SLES is used in many cosmetic products for its cleaning and emulsifying properties. It is derived from palm kernel oil or coconut oil. SLES is prepared by ethoxylation of dodecyl alcohol, which is produced industrially from palm kernel oil or coconut oil. The resulting ethoxylate is converted to a half ester of sulfuric acid, which is neutralized by conversion to sodium salt.
GiG dominates the market in Jordan and several Middle Eastern countries with its superior cloth care products. To meet growing demand, GiG added a state-of-the-art factory that currently produces 120 tons a day of powder products.
Linear alkylbenzene sulfonic acid (LABSA) is prepared commercially by sulfonating linear alkylbenzene (LAB). Linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS), the world’s largest-volume synthetic surfactant, which includes the various salts of sulfonated alkylbenzenes, is widely used in household detergents as well as in numerous industrial applications. The LABSA market is driven by the markets for
LAS, primarily household detergents. Linear alkylbenzene sulfonate was developed as a biodegradable replacement for nonlinear (branched) alkyl benzene sulfonate (BAS) and has largely replaced BAS in household detergents throughout the world.