Security of Supply and Operations

Our global network is here for you, even in uncertain times. At Univar Solutions, we are keeping pace with the latest market trends, regulatory shifts, sustainability goals and supply disruptions so we can support your organization's unique operational needs. Learn more about our commitment to securing your supply and operations.

Learn More
Live Chat
Live Chat

If you are located in the USA, you are welcome to complete this form. Please contact a Univar Solutions office closest to your area if you are located in Canada, Mexico, Europe or Asia.

We are sorry we missed you! Our Chat representatives are available Monday to Friday 8-5 EST and are closed to observe major US Holidays.

Alpha Olefin Sulfonate Supplier & Distributor banner image
Home Alpha Olefin Sulfonate
Back to previous

Alpha Olefin Sulfonate 40%

Alpha olefin sulfonates for a  sulfate-free product

Alpha Olefin Sulfonate 40% (AOS 40%) is a formaldehyde free solution of sodium C14-C16 alpha olefin sulfonate preserved with MCI/MI. It can be used in variety of applications due to its excellent viscosity, hard water stability, detergency, foam characteristics, and pH stability over a broad pH range. AOS 40% is a milder surfactant compared to lauryl sulfates and is used in high performing sulfate-free, shampoos, body wash, hand soap and pet care formulations. It is highly effective in unloading undesirable liquids and particulates from gas producing wells and exhibits exceptional thermal stability up to 400° F. This product is readily biodegradable.

Univar Solutions is here to serve your alpha olefin sulfonate 40% needs.  With more than 120 distribution centers, our private fleet, technical expertise, and professional staff, we provide you proven reliability and quality service at every touchpoint.



  • Clear Liquid


  • Technical

Sizes available

  • Bulk rail car
  • Bulk tank truck
  • Totes (IBC)
  • Drums


  • Sulfate-free shampoo
  • All purpose cleaning
  • Bar soap
  • Body wash
  • Facial cleansers
  • Hand dishwashing
  • Vehicle wash
  • Industrial foaming applications
  • Commercial & household laundry
  • Liquid hand soap