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chemistry of las


LAS is an anionic surfactant developed from Linear Alkylbenzene (LAB). Approximately 99% of the LAB produced worldwide is transformed into LAS through a sulphonation process. LAS, in turn, is almost exclusively used as a surfactant ingredient in detergents. In most cases LAS is used as a sodium derivative. For some special applications other derivatives are also produced.

the chemistry


One of the biggest attractions of LAS is that it can be used together with all types of detergent ingredients, because of its high compatibility.

Both HLAS (Linear Alkylbenzene Sulphonic Acid) and LAS are highly stable chemicals which can be stored and transported using standard materials and logistic facilities.

The performance of LAS in cleaning products compares favourably with other surfactants on the market, and is at times significantly better. Furthermore, its environmental and human safety profile is unmatched by any other surfactant.