LAB Sulphonic Acid is the largest-volume synthetic surfactant because of its relatively low cost, good performance, the fact that it can be dried to a stable powder and the biodegradable environmental friendliness. LAB Sulphonic Acid is an anionic surfactant widely used in formulation of all ranges of Domestic Detergents Powder,Cake & Dish wash cleaners.
Linear Alkyl Benzene Sulphonic Acid
LABSA (Linear Alkyl Benzene Sulphonic Acid) 96% is the largest-volume synthetic surfactant because of its relatively low cost, good performance, the fact that it can be dried to a stable powder and the biodegradable environmental friendliness. LAB Sulphonic Acid is an anionic surfactant widely used in formulation of all ranges of Domestic Detergents Powder ,Cake & Dish wash cleaners. Due to its high active matter , miscibility with water and low salt content , it is also used in formulation of Industrial & Household liquid cleaners as well as in numerous industrial applications like as a coupling agent and as an emulsifier for agricultural herbicides and in emulsion polymerization.
Linear Alkyl Benzene Sulphonic Acid (LABSA)- Soft Acid Slurry is main raw material for
Synthetic detergent industries in formulation of Washing powder, Detergent powder, Detergent cake, Liquid Soap, Cleaning powder, Scouring Bar, Oil soaps etc.
It is used in anionic specialty formulations
In other industries such as textile industries, it is used as an mercerising or washing agent
It is used to increase the surface area of distempers
As main active matter in all forms of Detergents like Cake, Powder and Liquid formulations
As emulsifier and wetting agent in small quantity with other surfactants in Toilet soaps for foaming
In Pesticides to improve the quality of spray
Properties of LABSA
Sulphonated Linear Alkyl Benzene
Light Yellow-Brown viscous liquid
Readily soluble in water
Specifications of LABSA
Active matter ( % by weight)
90 ± 1%
Non-Digestive oil matter( % by weight)
Free Sulphuric acid % by weight)
Color [KLETT] (When dispatched)
Advantages of Labsa 90 % over Labsa 96 %
Cost Factor Cost of labsa 90% Sulphonation Plant is 1/10th as compared to labsa 96 % Sulphonation plant thereby giving huge cost advantage as a result of which LABSA 90% can be offered to consumers at competitive prices vis-a-vis labsa 96%
Labsa 90 % has 5-6 % Free Acid which is converted to Glauber Salt (Sodium Sulphate) on reaction with Soda Ash which is the common ingredient for all Detergent Powders. This Glauber Salt helps in keeping End Product i.e Detergent Powder free flowing and imparts anti-caking properties which is absent in Detergents formulated with labsa 96 %