• Center for LAB Environmental and Technical Studies for Asia

    ABOUT CLETSA

    During the early 60ís the detergent industry was looking for alternative products to replace DDBS Dodecyl Benzene Sulfonate and ABS Branched Alkybenzene Sulfonate in detergent products. The main objectives were that any replacement would be biodegradable and couse no foam in streams or rivers.

    LAS History

    During the early 60ís the detergent industry was looking for alternative products to replace DDBS Dodecyl Benzene Sulfonate and ABS Branched Alkybenzene Sulfonate in detergent products. The main objectives were that any replacement would be biodegradable and couse no foam in streams or rivers.

    BIODEGRADABILITY

    LAS help to protect groundwater resources, making it, safe and environmentally friendly. LAB, DATS and isoLAS, the other component found in commercial LAS, have been shown tobiodegrade rapidly and completely. Biodegradation is a natural process whereby a substance is broken down or converted to simpler compounds.