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We will use a combination of alkyl benzene sulfonate and lauryl ether sulfate as part of the anionic surfactant portion of the formula.
Sasol is a major producer of LAB and the biggest single merchant producer of linear alkyl benzene sulfonate (LAS) in Europe.
Alkyl benzene sulfonate is produced in the country by 6 companies with an annual capacity of 146,800 tons altogether.
Joint venture products include formaldehyde, urea-formaldehyde resin, sulfuric acid, alkyl benzene sulfonate, food-grade carbon dioxide, sorbitol, and pharmaceutical intermediates.
5-4% linear alkyl benzene sulfonate surfactant; 1-10% of an alkyl ether sulfate surfactant; 0.
BAB has been used as a feedstock for alkyl benzene sulfonate (ABS), which is used mainly as the main basic material for detergent.
US 6,608,013 B1: Colgate-Palmolive patented an improved preservative for a light duty liquid cleaning composition comprising a paraffin or a linear alkyl benzene sulfonate surfactant, at least one other surfactant, 2-bromo-2nitropropane-1,3diol, a tetrasodium iminodisuccinate and water.
At present, the main active substance in the production of detergent is linear alkyl benzene sulfonate or LAS which has a biodegradibility degree of 80%.