LATHANOL® LAL is a Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate used as a primary or secondary surfactant, foaming agent, wetting agent and/or emulsifier.

Episode 1

Going Packaging

A leading issue for consumers and brands is the impact packaging is having on the planet. Cast a spell for a cleaner world through the use of shampoo and body cleansing bars that also create a magical shower experience.

Looking for a soap-free cleansing bar that is gentle to the skin and mild to the hair? Stepan’s Personal Care Bubble Pebble-Hair and Body Cleansing Bar formulation uses LATHANOL® LAL Coarse/MB, an easy to formulate ingredient that provides a high-quality lather.

Episode 2


Making Effervescent Cleaning Magic!

Looking for a powder surfactant with a luxurious lather as a bonus? LATHANOL® LAL Coarse/MB brings a mild yet lush cleansing experience.

Dive into the blooming foam of an effervescent shower powder with Stepan Personal Care’s Sparkli-Bubbli-Boo formulation. Just magic!

Episode 3

Liquid Cleansing
Made Easy

In our series finale, find out how Stepan’s “genie in a beaker” powder surfactant LATHANOL® LAL Coarse/MB is also advantageous in liquid cleansing formulations compared to sodium cocoyl isethionate.

  • The genie that makes formulating easier
  • Easy obtention of a clear solution
  • Quick and energy-saving processing
  • Tighter foam structure for a luxurious experience
Specification Sheet
Technical Bulletin

Stepan is a global manufacturer of specialty and intermediate chemicals used in consumer products and industrial application. Stepan is a leading merchant producer of surfactants, which are the key ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning compounds. Manufacturers of ingredients for detergents, shampoos, lotions, toothpastes and cosmetics depend on surfactants to achieve the foaming and cleaning qualities of their products.

Other applications include lubricating ingredients and emulsifiers for spreading of agricultural products. Stepan also produces germicidal quaternary compounds. Other specialty products are often custom-made to meet individual needs. These include flavours, emulsifiers and solubilizers used in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

The company is also a principal supplier of phthalic anhydride, a commodity chemical intermediate which is used in polyester resins, alkyd resins and plasticizers. Polyurethane polyols and foam systems sold by the company are used in the expanding thermal insulation market primarily by the construction and refrigeration industries. Headquartered in Northfield, Illinois, Stepan utilizes a network of modern production facilities located in North and South America, Europe and the Philippines.

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