SLES (Sodium lauryl Ether sulfate) Price Trends
Procurement Resource provides latest prices of SLES (Sodium lauryl Ether sulfate). Each price database is tied to a user-friendly graphing tool dating back to 2014, which provides a range of functionalities: configuration of price series over user defined time period; comparison of product movements across countries; customization of price currencies and unit; extraction of price data as excel files to be used offline.
Procurement Resource provides prices of SLES for several regions around the globe, which are as follows:
- North America
- South America
- Asia Pacific
- Middle East
SLES is widely used and the most common of a group of commercial sodium and ammonium alkyl and alkyl ether sulphates. Being an anionic detergent and surfactant, it is used in the production of many personal care products. It easily creates foam or lather as well as is inexpensive in nature. It’s essentially a synthetic soap.
- Sodium laureth sulphate
- Sodium lauryl ether sulphate (SLES)
- Variable; but generally around 420 g/mol (288.38 + 44.05n) g/mol
- Industrial strength detergents
- Engine degreasers
- Shower Gels
- Floor Cleaners
- SLES or Sodium Laureth Sulphate Production from Chlorosulphonic Acid, Lauryl Ethoxylate, and Sodium Hydroxide; and via Ethoxylation of Dodecyl Alcohol
In the ethoxylation process, SLES is produced from dodecyl alcohol, which is obtained industrially from palm kernel oil or coconut oil. The resulting ethoxylate is transformed to a half ester of sulphuric acid, which gets neutralised by subsequent conversion to the sodium salt.
Procurement Resource also provides the production cost analysis of SLES (Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate).
- Kao Corporation
- Solvay S.A.
- Clariant AG
- BASF SE
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The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).