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What are the applications of SLES?

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Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) is a widely used surfactant known for its excellent cleaning and foaming properties. Found in numerous personal care and household products, such as shampoos, soaps, and detergents, SLES effectively removes oils and dirt, making it a key ingredient in many formulations. Its versatility and cost-effectiveness have established SLES as a staple in the cosmetic and cleaning industries.

Personal Care, Cosmetics & Household Industry

ApplicationFunction
Facial CleansersAs a cleansing and foaming agent in facial care products
Body ScrubsAs a dispersing agent which help to disperse and cleanse exfoliating particles in body scrub formulations
Skin Care CreamsAs emulsifying agent
Shaving CreamsAs a foaming agent and cleaning agent
Sun CreamAs a emulsifying agent
MoisturizerAs a emulsifying agent
Cosmetic ProductsAs a Cleaning and emulsifying agent
Liquid SoapAs effective foaming and effective cleansing agent
ShampooAs effective foaming and effective cleansing agent for hair and scalp
Body WashAs a foaming agent which creates lather (foam) and helps cleanse the hands
Bubble BathsAs a foaming agent which creates long-lasting bubbles for a relaxing bathing experience
Hand WashAs a foaming agent which creates lather (foam) and helps cleanse the hands
Hand SoapAs a foaming and cleaning agent
Liquid DetergentsAs a cleaning agent and degreasing agent
Laundry DetergentsAs a cleaning agent and degreasing agent
Dishwashing liquidAs a degreasing agent which break down grease and stains on dishes
ToothpasteContributes to the foaming action
MouthwashAs a cleaning agent

Textile Industry

ApplicationFunction
Leather ManufacturingAs lubricant. Degreasing agent, Cleaning agent, dyeing agent
Textile ManufacturingDegreasing agent, Cleaning agent, dyeing agent
Printing ProcessDegreasing agent, Cleaning agent, dyeing agent

Other Industries

ApplicationFunction
Tablet and Capsule ManufacturingAs a excipient (an inactive substance that serves as the vehicle or medium for a drug or other active substance), emulsifying agent, modified- release agent, penetration enhancer, solubilising agent, tablet and capsule lubricant
Herbicides & PesticidesAs a surfactant to improve absorption of the herbicidal chemicals 
Industrial CleanersAs a lubricant, Degreasing agent, Cleaning agent, dyeing agent
 Various Cleaning ProductsFor their good surfactant properties
Construction IndustryAs a surfactant
Automobile IndustryAs a metal cleaning agent and lubricant
Wooden furniture IndustryAs a cleaning Agent and disinfectant
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