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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