Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLES)

White powder or solid form.

Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is a white crystalline powder that is soluble in water and alcohol. It is an anionic surfactant that is widely used in personal care and cleaning products due to its ability to create foam and remove dirt and oil. However, it can also cause skin irritation and dryness in some individuals.

Energy Sector

Sodium lauryl sulfate is used as a surfactant in the oil and gas industry for drilling muds and well stimulation fluids. It helps to reduce the surface tension of liquids and improve their ability to disperse and penetrate porous materials. It is also used in enhanced oil recovery processes to increase the recovery of oil from reservoirs.

Water Treatment

Sodium lauryl sulfate is used in water treatment as a foaming and wetting agent to improve the effectiveness of cleaning and filtration processes. It helps to break down oil, grease, and other contaminants in water and enhances the removal of suspended solids. Additionally, it can be used as an emulsifier in the treatment of industrial wastewater.


Sodium lauryl sulfate is used in agriculture as a wetting agent and pesticide ingredient. It is added to pesticides to help them spread evenly and adhere to plants. Additionally, it is used in soil treatments to increase water penetration and improve soil structure.

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