Linear Alkylbenzene

As an anionic surfactant the neutralized sulphonate of LAB is nearly in all kinds of detergent formulations like for household, laundry, dishwashing. HELM AG is marketing the linear alkylbenzene for ELAB (Egypt) on an exclusive basis.


Linear alkylbenzene (LAB) is a basic raw material for the production of linear alkylbenzene sulphonic acid (LAS). After neutralization it is the most common active ingredient in detergents because of its biodegrability.

Examples of applications

Sulphonation of linear alkylbenzene (LAB) leads to formation of the relevant sulphonic acid (LABSA). The neutralized LABSA is the most versatile tensioactive and the one most amply used in all kinds of detergent formulations like powder, liquid, gel, admixtures, bars and tablets.


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