LABSA is a 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
Linear Alkyl Benzene Sulphonic Acid is a 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

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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

Nature Anionic
Constitution Sulphonated Linear Alkyl Benzene
Appearance Light Yellow-Brown viscous liquid
Solubility Readily soluble in water
Specifications of LABSA

Active matter ( % by weight) 90 ± 1%
Non-Digestive oil matter( %
by weight)
1% Max
Free Sulphuric acid % by
weight)
7 Max
Color [KLETT] (When
dispatched)
30 Avg

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 %