Linear Alkylbenzene Sulphonic Acid Production Cost Analysis 2020

Linear alkylbenzene sulphonic acid (LABSA) is produced widely in the industries by sulphonating linear alkylbenzene (LAB). Linear alkylbenzene sulphonic acid is the largest-volume synthetic surfactant because of its relatively low cost, good performance, and the fact that it can be dried to a stable powder. It is biodegradable in nature as it has a straight chain. Linear alkylbenzene sulphonic acid is primarily utilised to prepare household detergents including laundry powders, laundry liquids, dishwashing liquids as well as the other household cleaners. It is used widely in several commercial applications such as the coupling agent and as an emulsifier for agricultural herbicides and in emulsion polymerisation.

Its melting point is about 10°C, while its boiling point is about 315 °C. The pattern of acid consumption of linear alkylbenzene sulphonic acid demonstrates the overwhelming preference by consumers for liquid laundry detergents in North America. In contrast, washing powders are still being used as dominant products in countries like Western Europe, Japan, and China. In these areas, linear alkylbenzene sulphonic acid is mostly utilised only in laundry powders or for hand dishwashing liquids.

Procurement Resource provides an in-depth cost analysis of Purified Linear Alkylbenzene Sulphonic Acid production. The report incorporates the manufacturing process with detailed process and material flow, capital investment, operating costs along with financial expenses and depreciation charges. The study is based on the latest prices and other economic data available. We also offer additional analysis of the report with detailed breakdown of all cost components (Capital Investment Details, Production Cost Details, Economics for another Plant Location, Dynamic Cost Model).

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