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Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate (SLES)

Sodium lauryl ether sulphate (SLES) is an anionic surfactant found in many personal care and detergent products. We are a leading UK supplier, manufacturer and distributor of natural and synthetic SLES.


Cleaning Chemicals & Detergents

Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate is often used in laundry and hand dishwashing detergents.

Found in cleansers, carpet cleaners, toilet cleaning products, stain & odour removers and all-purpose cleaner

Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate chemical can be used as a lubricant, dyeing agent, cleanser, foaming agent and degreasing agent.

Textile Chemicals & Dyes

In textile, printing and dyeing industry, petroleum and leather industry


Various Personal Care products including soaps, shampoos, facial cleansers, make-up removers, soaps, body washes, bubble baths and toothpaste

Used in many cosmetic products for their cleansing and emulsifying properties


Sodium lauryl ether sulphate (often contracted to sodium laureth sulfate) has a clear-to-yellow appearance, tending to be thick in texture.

It is commonly used in general cleaning products, soaps, shampoos, facial cleansers, body washes, bubble baths and toothpaste. It is popular for its cleansing, foaming and emulsifying properties, as well as for degreasing and thickening in industrial settings.

With over 45 years’ experience, we’re a trusted UK manufacturer, supplier and distributor of sodium lauryl ether sulphate (SLES). Get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Airedale Chemical: leading sodium lauryl ether sulphate (SLES) suppliers

We manufacture and supply a range of sodium lauryl ether sulphate options to suit your needs, with distribution across the UK and Europe.

We produce a variety of strengths including SLES 28% (Airsurf ES28) and SLES 70% (Airsurf ES70) to cater for market requirements.

Because raw material prices can fluctuate, we offer the flexibility of having naturally-derived material as well as synthetic. Some of our customers require a “palm” free option, so, in this case, we can offer the synthetic grades to best suit your needs.

Our products available include:

  • Airsurf ES28, Airsurf ES70 (28% & 70%) — naturally-derived plus 2 moles of ethylene oxide (EO).
  • Airsurf SS 28, Airsurf SS70 (26% & 70%) — synthetic-derived plus 3 moles of ethylene oxide.

We deliver orders throughout the UK, Ireland and the EU in sizes ranging from 25L drums to 200L drums and 1000L IBCs. We’re also able to facilitate bulk SLES orders.

At Airedale Chemical, we own our distribution network making us a highly-efficient SLES distributor. We will work with you as your partner to meet your specific industry requirements.

Sodium lauryl ether sulphate’s uses: degreasing, cleansing, foaming

Derived from palm or coconut oil, SLES’ detergency and stable foaming makes it very popular for many widely-used personal and home care products — including dish soap, stain removers and toilet cleaners but also shampoos, lotions, bubble baths and more.

For some bleaches and dry foam carpet cleaners, SLES is also commonly used for thickening. In a range of industrial settings from print to leather to petroleum and more, it also plays a role as a cleanser, degreaser, lubricant and dyeing agent.

If you would like technical product details, request our sodium lauryl ether sulphate (SLES) MSDS. For further information or to make an enquiry, get in touch with our expert team through our contact page or by phoning 01535 637876.

Airedale Chemical: your SLES chemical product supplier in the UK.

Other names:
Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate, Lauryl Ethoxy Sulphate, Airsurf ES28, Airsurf ES70, SLES
Clear to yellow appearance
28% and 70% (naturally derived); 26% and 70% (synthetic derived)
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Available in the following sizes.

25L Drum

200L Drum

1000L Container

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